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Funding Our Mission


The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) casts a very long conservation shadow given our relatively small membership size at about 11,000 worldwide. Through exceptional support from our membership, sponsors, donors, and industry partners, WSF has been able to raise and direct during the past ten years more than $56 million to Mission Program Funding which represents programs enhancing and restoring wild sheep worldwide.

During the twelve months of July 2022 to June 2023 WSF funded more than $7.53 million in Mission Program Funding including $1.35+ million to eighteen Grant-In-Aid programs requested through our Chapters and Affiliates, $1.7+ Million in advocacy, research, education, and industry support GIA funding, plus $4.47+ Million that was directed to our state, provincial and tribal/First Nation partners through 2023 conservation permit sales.
 

WSF DIRECTED LAST FY (JULY 1, 2022 - JUNE 30, 2023) $7.538 MILLION IN MISSION PROGRAM FUNDING (MPF)


$3,066,917 MPF from Operations + $4,471,900 from permit sales = $7,538,817

Of the $3,066,917 funded through operations (non-permits):
  • $1,665,221 to wild sheep conservation, habitat and research GIA
  • $643,298 in wild sheep educatio, advocacy, and other
  • $389,398 in dedicated auction funds for GIA funding
  • $331,500 in industry support
  • $37,500 in international conservation  

 

FY 2023-24 Mission Program Funding

On August 31, 2023, the Wild Sheep Foundation's Board of Directors unanimously approved $1.6 Million in Grant-In-Aid funding requested through its chapter and affiliate network for wild sheep conservation, habitat, research, and management projects for its July 30, 2023 through June 30, 2024 fiscal year.

This $1.6M represents 68% of WSF’s budgeted $2,302,500 Grant In Aid for the fiscal year and 45% of our planned $3,495,000 in Mission Programs Funding from operations activities.

WSF directed an additional $5.74 Million to state, provincial, and tribal/First Nation agencies through Conservation Permits sold at the 2024 Sheep Show® convention in Reno for a total Mission Program Funding of $9.23 Million for FY 2023-24.
 

This will be the second year in a row of $7+ Million in MPF and fifth consecutive year of $6+ Million MPF.

 

Funding Map


TOTAL WSF CONSERVATION FUNDING DIRECTED FROM 1983 TO 2024 – $100,746,373. 


Without the financial support from sportsmen, fish and wildlife agencies would have little to no conservation and management programs dedicated to wild sheep. There is no other durable funding model, let alone one that has contributed at this level.
 

Whether you are a sheep hunter, hope to be, or want to see this opportunity for your children, this map is your legacy.


Map showing the conservation funding WSF has directed past 30 plus years.

NOTE: Total includes $1,377,655 (International) and $3,237,213 (Multi-State Projects)

 

Annual Mission Funding


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