The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire raises funds to support the education, conservation, wildlife and law enforcement programs of the NH Fish and Game Department, which are important in preserving the outdoor legacy in New Hampshire.
Since the inception of our grant program, the Foundation has secured or received funds from individual donors, contributions from the Board of Directors, corporate donors, private foundations, memorial gifts, estate bequests, fundraising events, and the annual NH Moose Permit Auction. The following is a list of programs, projects and events that have been funded from Foundation grants.
Current Grant Projects – Grant projects that have been approved by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH board of directors and are currently underway.
Past Grant Projects – Grant projects that have been completed using funds granted by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH board of directors.
The Durant Fund
In June of 2018 the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH received a generous gift from the estate of Robert Wescott Durant, a teacher, avid outdoorsman and naturalist, writer and accomplished wildlife photographer. Educating our next generation was vitally important to Mr. Durant, who said, “Children need to be educated on how important nature is in their lives.” The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH uses the Durant Fund to provide grants to the NH Fish and Game Department each year for programs targeted to educating children about the joys of our great outdoors.
Take a walk with Mr. Durant along the Israel River in his hometown of Lancaster, NH.
Fish Hatchery Grants
The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH has granted funds for multiple projects over the years for several of the fish hatcheries in the state.
Pay a visit to the Milford Fish Hatchery to get an idea of how the funds are used when we approve grants for the hatcheries.