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
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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, 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 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
SCIF partners with Georgia Officials to engage Hunters and other Stakeholders to Minimize Risk of CWD in White-tailed Deer
The SCIF Conservation Department, with support from the Conservation Committee, is partnering with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR), and the University of Georgia (UGA) to survey hunters, meat…
In a partnership to raise awareness and promote safety, the Safari Club International Foundation, American Bear Foundation, Shoshone National Forest and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will distribute bear…
Last week, Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) joined SCI’s celebration of hunting and conservation at the annual Convention in Nashville, Tennesee. As the leader in ensuring the future of wildlife…
SCIF-Sables is proud to announce Jessica Engstrom from West Virginia University as one of the recipients of SCIF-Sables’ Endowed CJ McElroy Hunting Heritage Scholarship. Jessica is a junior in the…
A recent peer-reviewed article by Stanslaus Mwampeta and coworkers in the journal Mammal Review highlights the critical role applied research plays in influencing management of wildlife species. The article, titled…
The SCI Foundation (SCIF) through the SCIF Conservation committee and the Conservation Department, are closely following the impacts of chronic wasting disease (CWD). As of January 2024, CWD has been…
SCIF is proud to announce Ema Lily from West Virginia University was selected as one of the recipients of the SCIF’s Endowed CJ McElroy Hunting Heritage Scholarships. Ema is a…
SCI Foundation’s African Wildlife Consultative Forum convenes this week in Windhoek, Namibia. Namibia is an especially appropriate host for the AWCF, as the country is a worldwide leader in the…
SCI Foundation is heading to the Land of the Brave for this year’s African Wildlife Consultative Forum. The annual meeting, which brings together a diverse group of conservation stakeholders, including…
DONOR SPOTLIGHT – DR. GERALD WARNOCK By: Jordan Hasler I was first introduced to Dr. Gerald and Margaret Warnock shortly after I began working for the SCI Foundation. While attending…
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.