As a Federal agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can not solicit or accept monetary donations. This does not in any way constitute a
solicitation of funds. The Mexican wolf recovery program often receives inquiries regarding how members of the public can make monetary
contributions that benefit Mexican wolf recovery. The following information is provided solely for interested parties wishing to make tax-deductible
Can I make a donation to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Mexican wolves?
No. As a Federal agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) may not solicit or receive monetary donations. However, the National Fish
and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has established and administers a fund to receive donations for Mexican wolf conservation and
recovery. To ensure your contribution benefits Mexican wolf recovery, please send a letter specifying that you want your donation to be deposited
into the Mexican Wolf Fund, Account Number TR.A100. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator receives periodic accounting
information from NFWF, and is the only person authorized to disseminate the NFWF funds for Mexican wolf purposes. Anyone wishing to make tax-deductible
contributions towards Mexican wolf recovery efforts can send their contribution, along with a letter requesting the funds be deposited into the
Mexican Wolf Fund (Account TR.A100), to:
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1133 15th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Attention: Mexican Wolf Fund
A copy of your letter should also be sent to the Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator at:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office
2105 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Attention: Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator
What is the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation?
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating public/private partnerships to conserve
the Nation's fish, wildlife, and plant resources. Since our creation by Congress in 1984, NFWF has become one of the world's largest conservation
grant-makers. We work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore our nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. NFWF supports
conservation efforts in all 50 states, U.S. territories and abroad. Our grants - more than 12,100 since our founding - are made through a competitive
process and awarded to some of the nation's largest environmental organizations, as well as some of the smallest. We neither advocate nor litigate.
Instead, NFWF focuses on using the best science to get results and build a better future for our world. Financial commitments to our conservation
mission since our founding now top $2.1 billion. You can learn more about NFWF by visiting their website at: