Donor Driven Research
Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) has a 20-year history of being a leader in science-based, research-driven solutions to real problems facing wildlife conservation and sustainable use of wildlife resources. We partner with leading wildlife researchers at places like the Wyoming Migration Initiative at the University of Wyoming, the Center for Global Wildlife Conservation at SUNY-ESF, and the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana, to bring the latest applied techniques to wildlife conservation issues. However, doing cutting-edge, impactful research requires resources.
Although SCIF pursues a variety of opportunities to support our critical work, SCI members and SCIF donors and supporters remain the core source of the funds that make this work possible. Their passion for wildlife and for conservation expressed through their generosity provides the foundation upon which all of our efforts are built. Contributions through the Lion and Shield Society, the Hunter Legacy Fund 100 Endowment, and the First for Wildlife Endowment, as well as participation in SCI Foundation sweepstakes and the annual Beretta Gala, are all ways to support worldwide conservation and to show the dedication of SCI’s 40,000 hunter-conservationists.
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SCIF DREAM HUNTS SWEEPSTAKES
SCI Foundation is dedicated to helping hunters make their dreams come true. Enter the SCIF DREAM HUNTS SWEEPSTAKES for your chance at winning $100,000 to go towards booking the dream hunts of your choice – any species, any place.
Conservation Efforts never cease, and through chapter projects, SCI Foundation grants and scholarships, and regional programs, members of Safari Club International put their time and resources to use to benefit wildlife populations around the world. SCI Foundation ensures the best available science is used in wildlife policy and management and demonstrates the constructive role that hunting plays in the conservation of biodiversity worldwide.
Education Programs, for both youth and adults, provide a hands-on opportunity to experience the outdoors and spread the knowledge of conservation, wildlife management and the important role hunters play. Programs offered though SCIF’s American Wilderness Leadership School and the International Wildlife Museum as well as through partnerships with the Salvation Army outdoors program, the Boy Scouts and others continue to increase support for conservation.
Humanitarian Service Programs are also a primary initiative of SCI Foundation. The programs cover a wide perspective and cross the globe in outreach. These programs include the SafariCare Bell Family Blue Bag program, Sportsmen Against Hunger, Pathfinder Program, Veterans, Sensory Safari and Humanitarian Service Matching Grants. At the core of these programs is delivering activities and services to those in need.
SCI Foundation News
Field Update: Missouri Black Bears Because of hunters who generously donated to SCI Foundation in recent years, we’ve worked with Missouri’s Department of Conservation since 2010 to help with a…
Sables Happenings at Convention BY: Vicki Swan, Sables President If you are a seasoned convention-goer like me, you know the importance of strategizing to see everything at SCI’s Annual Hunters’…
Loretta Lynn’s Last Guitar Little did we know this guitar Vicki Swan and I purchased in May of 2022 for $100, would be the last item Loretta Lynn would autograph…
DONOR SPOTLIGHT — STEVE JACKSON Let’s have a brief discussion about your background with the outdoors and relationship with hunting. What type of activities do you enjoy in your personal…
SCIF VETERANS COMMITTEE DEADLINES SCIF Veterans Committee Sets November 30th, 2022 Deadline for Chapter Awards and Wounded Combat Veteran Application. The SCIF Veterans Committee has begun planning the next Veterans…
SCI Foundation Champions African Wildlife Conservation at 20th Annual AWCF in Mozambique 20th Annual AWCF in Maputop, Mozambique Last week, Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) hosted its 20th annual African Wildlife…
SCI Foundation establishes William L. Hamberlin II annual scholarship in College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment at Auburn University
SCI Foundation establishes William L. Hamberlin II annual scholarship in College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment at Auburn University The Safari Club International Foundation has established an annual scholarship for…
AWCF 20th Anniversary – Video Maputo, Mozambique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF-GcoXAjHo Read more about SCI Foundation’s 20 years of leadership for African wildlife: LINK HERE https://safariclubfoundation.org/sci-foundation-continues-longstanding-leadership-with-the-african-wildlife-consultative-forum/
SCIF Announces Agreement with Mozambique Wildlife Alliance Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) is proud to announce a new partnership with and significant funding to Mozambique Wildlife Alliance’s (MWA) elephant conservation…
Donor Spotlight: Ross Smith Let’s have a brief discussion about your background with the outdoors and relationship with hunting. What type of activities do you enjoy in your personal time…
Help SCI Foundation continue it’s legacy of promoting wildlife conservation and outdoor education in your backyard and around the world.
The number of countries in which SCI Foundation has funded conservation projects.
1.5 MILLION POUNDS
The amount of venison donated through SCI Foundation’s Sportsman Against Hunger program.
The amount SCI Foundation has spent on conservation, wildlife, education, and humanitarian services since 2000.
The percentage of SCI Foundation’s conservation work is done in North America.
Number of youth reached annually with a conservation message by graduates of the American Wilderness Leadership School.
Since 2000, SCI Foundation has provided more than $80 million to promote science-based conservation through wildlife research, capacity building in governments, youth and teacher education, and humanitarian programs that show the importance of the hunting community in society around the world. Growth of SCI Foundation has continued to gain momentum through charitable donations from SCI members and direct grants from local chapters and the SCI organization. Throughout the world, SCI’s approximately 50,000 members and 190 chapters contribute time, talent, and financial support to local, national, and international projects.