Designated Giving

Since 2008, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire has awarded more than 150 grants to under-funded or un-funded programs and projects of the NH Fish and Game Department. With leveraged and matching federal funding, the total benefit to NH Fish and Game, including the Foundation’s grants, is over $1,700,000.

When contributions are given through the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH, you can rest assured that your dollars will be put to use exactly as you’ve stipulated.

The most popular restricted gifts are given through six Designated Giving Funds—for those charitable investors who seek more detailed information about the impact of their dollars, including receiving reports on how the money was spent and how the donations truly enhanced our New Hampshire outdoors.

Our Designated Gift Funds include the Barry Conservation Camp Fund, the Conservation Canine Fund, the Emma Fund, and the three Heritage Patron Funds, which includes Heritage Patron Snowmobile, Heritage Patron Fishing, and Heritage Patron Hunting.

Barry Conservation Camp Fund

Barry Conservation Camp is New Hampshire’s only dedicated conservation camp with the mission to inspire future generations of conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, who learn critical skills about life in New Hampshire’s wild and how to both enjoy and responsibly use our wild resources.

Named after Charles Barry, who served for 20 years as a NH Fish and Game Conservation Officer and the Department’s first executive director, the camp was opened nearly 30 years ago in Berlin, NH.  

With camper cabins, archery range, dining hall, rifle range, and other functional spaces, Barry Conservation Camp is maintained by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department with many of the programs run by partner groups, such as UNH’s Cooperative Extension’s 4-H and the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Charitable contributions donated to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire fund the operations and maintenance of Barry Conservation Camp.

Your donation to Barry Conservation Camp can be made either ONLINE THROUGH our safe and secure account at PayPal or by Check.

Please make sure to indicate on PayPal or with your check that your donation is intended for the Barry Conservation Camp fund.

(A personal PayPal account is not required for you to use PayPal for your credit card donation)

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Mail Check to:

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301

Conservation Canine Fund

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire funds the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Conservation Canine teams, a vital, and often lifesaving service provided to all who enjoy New Hampshire’s great outdoors.

Our partnership with the Law Enforcement Division is well-regarded, as we work in tandem to support this important service.

Conservation officers and their canines are certified through the United States Police Canine Association. Their certifications include tracking, evidence detection, agility and obedience and fish & wildlife detection. Training is very intensive and conducted on regular basis to maintain an extremely high level of proficiency and reliability.

Through contributions to the Conservation Canine Fund, your dollars help the Law Enforcement Division pay for specially outfitted canine trucks, training for officers and their dogs, dog food, and specialty equipment like canine floatation devices (life preservers).

Your donation to the Conservation Canine Unit can be made either ONLINE THROUGH our safe and secure account at PayPal or by Check.

Please make sure to indicate on PayPal or with your check that your donation is intended for the Canine fund.

(A personal PayPal account is not required for you to use PayPal for your credit card donation)

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Mail Check to:

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301

The Emma Fund

The Emma Fund is a special account for our conservation canine unit.   The Emma Fund was established in 2019 for the purpose of providing critical funding for existing New Hampshire Fish and Game canines to help offset veterinary costs should they have serious injuries or illnesses, and to support the dogs when they retire from active duty.

The Foundation raises critical revenue to support the Fish and Game Department’s Law Enforcement Division’s conservation canine program, through charitable contributions.

Canine-designated giving has grown exponentially over the years, especially as the popularity of North Woods Law has grown.  

Colonel Kevin Jordan, the Law Enforcement Division Chief, often states publicly that without the Division’s partnership with the Foundation and Rise and Shine Retrievers, the current canine program would not be as successful.

Your donation to The Emma Fund can be made either ONLINE THROUGH our safe and secure account at PayPal or by Check.

Please make sure to indicate on PayPal or with your check that your donation is intended for the Emma Fund.

(A personal PayPal account is not required for you to use PayPal for your credit card donation)

PayPal

Mail Check to:

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301

Heritage Patron Funds

We have three Heritage Patrons funds:  The Hunting Heritage Fund, the Fishing Heritage Fund, and the Snowmobile Heritage Fund

Even though most contributions to our Heritage Patron Funds comes from New Hampshire’s many outdoor clubs and organizations, many donations also come from those individuals who spend a lot of time hunting, fishing, and/or snowmobiling and who want to see their money go directly to impacting those areas in New Hampshire.

Each Fund allows you to choose the area of impact.  We pool the dollars and select the projects that have the best potential for success and then report back to you how those dollars benefit our outdoor experiences.

A large part of our relationship with NH Fish & Game is to focus and invest our Heritage Patrons funds on those projects that truly make a difference to outdoor recreation, hunting, and fishing clubs and organizations, whether its snowmobiling, off-roading, hunting, trapping, canoeing, or fishing.

We can always do more to enhance our recreational land, game species’ habitats, and inland fisheries. 

After all, the small amount of money from annual licenses that is supposed to go to habitat conservation doesn’t begin to make a dent in the actual need.  This is a wide-ranging concern for New Hampshire’s hunters, anglers, riders, hikers, trappers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Our Foundation stays away from the politics and public advocacy areas, as we leave that up to others. 

What we do well is raise money to focus on making a direct impact, with very little overhead or administrative expense.   That’s our promise to you:  we will put your investment to work on the RIGHT projects that have the BEST POTENTIAL to benefit us all.

Hunting Heritage Fund dedicates your investment to habitat management and scientific research of NH’s game species, including deer, bear, moose, fox, turkey, grouse, and others, with the goal of enhancing the game population so we can thoroughly enjoy hunting and trapping.

Fishing Heritage Fund dedicates your investment to enhancing the habitats for salt and fresh water sports fishing (not commercial fishing), as well as for funding of evidenced-based research that will help us preserve and enhance our fish species so that we can continue to enjoy the sport of fishing.  

Snowmobile Heritage Fund dedicates your investment to projects that continue to ensure we have safe access to our storied NH trails, with the focus on ensuring that our love of this sport remains a priority for Fish and Game.

Your donation to a Heritage Patron Fund can be made either ONLINE THROUGH our safe and secure account at PayPal or by Check.

Please make sure to indicate on PayPal or with your check that your donation is intended for the Heritage Patron fund (hunting, fishing, snowmobile)

(A personal PayPal account is not required for you to use PayPal for your credit card donation)

PayPal

Mail Check to:

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH is a 501(c)(3) organization and charitable contributions may be tax deductible as allowed by law.  No goods or services were provided to the donor for this gift.   WHFNH Tax ID Number:     26-0223745