Wildlife Conservation &
Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

Wildlife Conservation &
Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

Wildlife Conservation &
Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

Wildlife Conservation &
Outdoor Education

WORLDWIDE PROGRAMS THAT WORK

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. 

Your support is critical and we welcome you to explore and donate to these projects.

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. 

Mission Programs

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

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

Education Programs, SCI Foundation (SCIF) and Sables work together to provide high quality conservation and outdoor education programs. They are committed to teaching educators, youth, wildlife professionals, federal/state elected officials, conservation NGO’s, first time hunters, and social influencers about the following:

  • Wildlife Diversity
  • North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
  • The role that hunting plays in wildlife
    conservation and management
  • The importance of hunting as a socially and
    culturally accepted activity in society
  • Outdoor recreation

HUMANITARIAN SERVICES

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, 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

Rising Bear Populations Demand Hunting

How hunting is key for responsible wildlife management By Maria Davidson, SCI Foundation Large Carnivore Program Manager Many states throughout the continental U.S. are seeing a rise in black bear…

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Video Premiere: SCIF Women’s Duck Hunt

SCIF Education Department, Sables, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and Silverline productions produce SCIF Women’s Duck Hunt promotional video. In the United States, recent surveys reveal 68 %…

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Win A 5-Day Bezoar Ibex Hunt in Turkey

Last Chance to Enter! Don’t miss out on your chance to win an unforgettable Bezoar Ibex hunt in Turkey! Sweepstakes ends June 30th! Enter sweepstakes to win a 5-day one-on-one…

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SCIF Donates International Wildlife Museum Resources

After 35 years in existence, December of 2023 marked the closing of SCIF’s International Wildlife Museum. Keeping with SCIF’s long tradition of supporting other conservation, education, and humanitarian programs, donations…

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Significant Progress in Leopard Conservation Project

SCI Foundation’s supporters make it possible to amplify our important wildlife conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian projects globally. Our recent efforts since October 2022 have involved data collection in Botswana,…

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Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Indiana

Another state has become a member of the club no one wants to join: states with documented presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The Indiana Department of Natural Resources announced…

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Legacy of
Impact

Help SCI Foundation continue it’s legacy of promoting wildlife conservation and outdoor education in your backyard and around the world.

30

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.

$80 MILLION

The amount SCI Foundation has spent on conservation, wildlife, education, and humanitarian services since 2000.

60%

The percentage of SCI Foundation’s conservation work is done in North America.

80,000+

Number of youth reached annually with a conservation message by graduates of the American Wilderness Leadership School.

Our Supporters

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 SCIF and SCI members. Throughout the world, SCI’s approximately 50,000 members and 190 chapters contribute time, talent, and financial support to local, national, and international projects.

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