Funding Our Mission
With a global membership more than 10,000, the Wild Sheep Foundation annually directs millions of dollars to wild sheep conservation and other mission programs. During the past 10 years, WSF has raised and directed over $52.465 million to programs benefitting wild sheep, other wildlife, their habitat, and the wild sheep conservation community. This incredible amount does not include the additional millions of dollars raised and directed and the thousands of hours dedicated towards the wild sheep resource by WSF’s autonomous chapters and affiliates made up of dedicated volunteer conservationists.
During the recent 2020-2021 fiscal year alone, WSF directed $6.169 million to wild sheep conservation and mission-related programs. Of this 6.169 million, a record $4.11 million was directed to state, provincial, territorial, tribal, and First Nation agencies to promote wild sheep and other wildlife conservation through the sale of special permits and tags.
An additional $2.059 million in mission-directed funding was provided from WSF operational dollars. Of this $2.059 million:
• $629,300 was directed to education and advocacy initiatives
• $184,500 was directed to support WSF industry partners and guide/outfitter associations
• $696,900 was directed to wild sheep disease research and habitat enhancement programs
• $315,500 was directed to international initiatives
These dollars were raised through WSF fundraising initiatives such as our Marco Polo Society®, Chadwick Ram Society® and Legacy Society, Conservation Revolving Fund grants from partner foundations, organizations and individuals, Ensuring the Future of Wild Sheep campaign gifts, our Take One - Put One Back program, direct individual funding to specific programs such as our 100% user-funded Central Asian Conservation Initiative, and of course, our 2022 convention.
For FY2021-22 our Conservation Staff, Professional Resource Advisory Board, and Board of Directors will be reviewing a new docket of Grant-in-Aid requests for wild sheep projects and other areas of greatest need to distribute this $6.25 million.
Annual Mission Funding details are provided in the links below:
• 20-21 - Mission Funding
• 19-20 - Mission Funding
• 18-19 - Mission Funding
• 17-18 - Mission Funding
• 16-17 - Mission Funding
• 15-16 - Mission Funding
• 14-15 - MIssion Funding
• 13-14 - Mission Funding
• 12-13 - Mission Funding
• 11-12 - Mission Funding