Funding for the New Haven Harbor Watershed Wildlife Refuge Partnership has been provided by grants from these generous supporters.

Help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits.

Our vision is to improve the lives of children/families, communities and the environment through the involvement of successive generations of the family of Carolyn McKnight Christian. We make community grants in New Haven, CT and Minneapolis, MN. Environmental grants are made with a focus in "climate change" in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is a philanthropic institution that was established in 1928 as the community's permanent charitable endowment. For more than three generations, thousands of donors have built our community endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants to a broad variety of issues and organizations. These donors, past and present, make their gifts to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever.

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF), founded in 1995, is a key pillar in Disney’s efforts to protect the planet and help kids develop lifelong conservation values. DWCF grants provide financial support for: the study of wildlife; the protection of habitats; the development of community conservation and education programs in critical ecosystems; and experiences that connect kids to nature through exploration and discovery.


NFWF-logo NFWF's Long Island Sound Futures Fund supports projects in local communities that aim to protect and restore the Long Island Sound. It unites federal and state agencies, foundations and corporations to achieve high-priority conservation objectives. Funded activities demonstrate a real, on-the-ground commitment to securing a healthy future for the Long Island Sound.

The Quinnipiac River Fund was created to improve the environmental quality of the Quinnipiac River, New Haven Harbor and its surrounding watersheds, and otherwise to benefit the environment of these resources. Each year the Fund distributes more than $100,000 to projects that conserve and protect the River and surrounding watersheds.
The Fund supports projects focused on research, public access, land use planning, land acquisition, habitat restoration, advocacy, and education.

USFWS logo-sm The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has many programs that are implemented at the field level to promote the protection, conservation, and restoration of our nation's fish and wildlife resources. The activities implemented under these programs focus on improving and maintaining the quality of fish and wildlife habitats. This includes providing expert habitat conservation planning and technical assistance on issues such as renewable energy development and large scale transportation projects, mapping, inventorying and monitoring the nation's wetlands, and addressing data needs through the formulation of resource data bases.