To enhance people’s knowledge and enjoyment of birds through education, conservation and research. Birds are an integral part of our world, through financial support of avian projects we strive to enhance the awareness, understanding and appreciation of birds and their habitats. The more we know about birds, the better we will be able to care for them whether they live in our homes as companions, in our backyards or in the many habitats of the world.
The Kaytee Avian Foundation was incorporated in January, 1995. It is a non-profit corporation having IRS 501(c)3 exemption status. Kaytee Products Inc., of Chilton, Wisconsin, individual donors and businesses support the Foundation. Kaytee Products donates all administrative and supply costs to the Foundation as well as considerable financial support. Fully 100% of contributions coming into the Foundation go directly out to fund projects! Final funding decisions are contingent on a majority board vote and available funds.
The Kaytee Avian Foundation supports educational programs that will teach people of all ages the importance of caring for birds and their environment. The programs are varied, but include curriculum development, audio-visual materials, manipulative materials, and other related support materials.
The Kaytee Avian Foundation supports programs that will encourage positive avian conservation efforts. The programs encourage people to be environmentally conscious and aware of what is going on around them. Projects in this area encourage the conservation of avian habitat and key parcels of land. They must involve people in a positive and culturally appropriate manner.
The Kaytee Avian Foundation supports programs that will conduct sound, scientific research on specific topics with a measure of predicted success or knowledge gained. Avian medical research projects are considered as well as avian research projects that are aimed at the protection of endangered species. Other programs supported must improve our understanding of pet birds and their counterparts in the wild. These programs will help ensure that people will be able to enjoy birds for future generations.
- Complete the enclosed information thoroughly.
Kaytee Avian Foundation
521 Clay St.
P.O. Box 230
Chilton, WI 53014
- An acknowledgment of receipt of the proposal will be sent to you within 2 weeks of receipt.
- Upon receipt of the proposal, the project committee will review the proposal to ensure it meets the criteria that the Foundation Board has established.
- The project committee will then make recommendations to the Board of Directors for consideration of funding.
- The Kaytee Avian Foundation Board of Directors will make the funding decisions by majority vote.
- Recipients of funds will be notified via phone and/or letter by June 30, 2012.
Enclosed you will find the Foundation’s guidelines for funding, a recommended outline and the project proposal title page. Thank you for your interest in our Foundation. If you have any questions please call 1-800-669-9580 or 1-920-849-2321 ext. 297.
Guidelines for Funding
The following criteria are guidelines for project funding through the Kaytee Avian Foundation. Although not all are requirements, preferential consideration will be given to projects that meet them.
- All projects must fit one or more of the following criteria:
- Wisconsin based companion or wild bird education, conservation or research project.
- U.S. based companion or wild bird education, conservation or research project.
- International based companion or wild bird education, conservation or research project.
- Funding will only be considered for 501(c)3 non-profit entities or individuals associated with these entities.
- The project should have a measurable impact on the environment, the target specie(s), the state of existing knowledge and/or people and their perception/appreciation of birds and the ecosystem.
- All proposals must involve humane and respectful treatment of animals.
- Proposals considered shall be "culturally appropriate" for the targeted area (country, state, region).
- Any group requesting funds will agree to submit a six-month report and then a final report, written in lay terms, at the conclusion of the funded year.
- Matching funds are strongly recommended. If matching funds are not available, specific reasons should be given.
- Projects will be evaluated for their efficient use of funds, i.e. a high percentage of the monies being used for project vs. administrative costs.
- Building projects are currently not considered for funding through the Foundation.
- Submitting organizations must have a demonstrated need for Foundation funding.
- Final funding decisions are contingent on a majority board vote and available funds.
- The Kaytee Avian Foundation Board reserves the right to make exceptions to any of the above guidelines.
- International proposals may be asked to submit a letter of endorsement from the government of that country.
- Requests from state agencies, scholarships, individuals, bird clubs, private clubs or organizations, religious projects, or political organizations will be declined.
Deadline for submission: March 15, 2012
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