Skeena River, British Columbia. Photo: Brian Huntington

Connecting Wildlands, Wildlife, & People

Wilburforce Foundation empowers conservation leaders to protect the irreplaceable lands, waters, and wildlife of western North America.

We support and connect organizations and individuals that are committed to protecting wild places and the wildlife that depend on them. We invest in science-based solutions, advocate for responsible policies, and strengthen our grantees’ capacities to achieve lasting outcomes.

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We are now hiring for an Office Manager position.

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Where we work

We work within specific areas of western North America. We use conservation science to identify priority regions that correspond with our focus on wildlands and habitat connections that allow wildlife to thrive.

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What we fund

We exist to preserve western North America’s irreplaceable biological diversity and ecological integrity. We work with our partners to defend and use environmental policies that safeguard wildlife and wild places.

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Who we support

We support a diversity of organizations and collaborative efforts throughout our priority regions. We make sustained investments in our partners over time and build their capacity to achieve higher levels of effectiveness.

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news & information

January 22nd, 11:32 am

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January 20th, 2:17 pm

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Join our Team! Wilburforce Foundation is hiring an Office Manager!Based in the dog-friendly Wilburforce offices in the Greenfire Campus in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, this position is a hybrid role that requires presence in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.Be part of our effort to protect wildlife and wildlands in Western North America. If your New Years resolution is to find mission-oriented work that aligns with your values, this could be it! Please share this post with friends who may be interested. Click on the link to download application information: ... See MoreSee Less
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January 5th, 6:48 pm

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Wilburforce Foundation is delighted to introduce our new Yellowstone to Yukon program team: John Daly, Program Officer, and Megan Lopez, Program Associate…pictured here diving into their orientation reading list. John was hired by Wilburforce late last year, and starts full time effective this week. Some of you may know John from his tenure as Public Lands Program Director at Campion Foundation, where he worked for 12 years to protect wild landscapes in northwestern North America. In that role, he supported indigenous partners and nonprofit groups with funding and capacity building support on campaigns in Alaska, British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Prior to that, John held programmatic leadership roles at the Alliance for Puget Sound Shorelines, Trust for Public Land, and other conservation and policy-oriented nonprofits. More recently, John served as the founding Executive Director of the American Lands Project, and worked as a consultant…including on contract with Wilburforce. John is a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and earned his undergraduate degree in government from Colby College.Megan started in September 2022 after spending 2 1/2 years in southern Belize, first conducting conservation social science research for her masters, and then working as Development Manager for the conservation and community development non-profit, Ya’axché Conservation Trust. She also served as an Interpretive Park Ranger in Glacier National Park and for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. We are thrilled to have John and Megan working as part of our team to protect the wildlife and wildlands of the Yellowstone to Yukon ecoregion. ... See MoreSee Less
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