Voluntary Tax Fund Native Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant

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  • Grant
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has established a competitive grant
program, to support and advance the
recovery and rehabilitation of injured, sick, or orphaned wildlife, and conservation education.


Funds may be used to support facility and home-based operations, improvements and/or
innovation in wildlife rehabilitation techniques (e.g., animal care, enclosure design, behavioral
enrichment; post-release monitoring), and conservation education.
Funds may not be used for incentives (e.g., raffles, donations), fundraising (e.g., financial
campaigns, gift solicitation), or hospitality (e.g., accommodations, alcohol, entertainment).

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit

Non-profit status, use of electronic medical database, and funds are allocated based on 2022 animal intake end of year report. 


2022 intake Grant amount
10 – 500 $3,000
501 - 1,500 $9,000
1,501 – 4,000 $14,000
4,001 & over $19,000

Eligible Geographies:


Matching Funding Requirement:


Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
December 15, 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
April 1-Nov 30, 2024

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Section 1773 of the Fish and Game Code

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Voluntary Tax Contribution Funds

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Heather Perry, 1-916-317-0229, heather.perry@wildlife.ca.gov