In 2015, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) established the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund to protect, conserve and increase habitat for these iconic insects and other pollinators. Created with an initial $1.2 million commitment from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the fund will pool additional funding from other private and public donors and matching resources from grantees.
Since 2015, 23 projects have been supported through the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, including Bridging The Gap’s! In 2016, BTG received a grant from Burroughs Audubon via NFWF to plant 179 Monarch Butterfly gardens around the metropolitan region. Homeowners, businesses, municipalities, and schools applied for the garden during our application phase. Please see our final report, shown below, that highlights the project’s successes!