National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

"The Foundationís method is simple and effective: we work with a full complement of individuals, foundations, government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations to identify and fund the nationís most intractable conservation challenges." From the NFWF website (link).

  • Among the 17 NFWF "corporate partners" are a tobacco company (Altria) and seven energy companies (BP, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Covanta Energy, ExxonMobil, Pacific Gas and Electric, Shell Oil and Southern Company) and Walmart (whose founder established the Walton Family Foundation). The Walton Family Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are two of its 7 Foundation "partners."
    • The Walton Family Foundation is supporting NFWF's National Fisheries Innovation Fund, which will assist the transition of United States fisheries to catch share programs by encouraging fishermen to pursue innovative management strategies through a competitive grant award process (link).
    • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is supporting NFWF's National Fisheries Innovation Fund, which will assist the transition of United States fisheries to catch share programs by encouraging fishermen to pursue innovative management strategies through a competitive grant award process (link).
  • The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has accepted grants of $390 thousand from Pew, $1 million from Walton and somewhere around $1.8 million from Moore (the More website seems a bit confused on this).
  • Tony Chatwin, the NFWF's Director of Coastal and Marine Conservation, was a participant in the Obama Setting Ocean Priorities for the New Administration and Congress Workshop (link).