Collaborative funds are monies for conservation projects that are allocated to each state annually based on a percentage of the total baseline funds received by the Chapter in that state. Collaborative funds are earmarked for distribution to certified Audubon Chapters only.
Principles supporting allocation of collaborative funds are: (1) decisions about funding priorities and allocations to Chapters need to be made by Chapters together with their State Office or, where there is no State Office, with Chapter Services; (2) funds are intended to support conservation projects (defined broadly to include education, citizen science, policy, restoration, etc.) and provide an opportunity to align state and Chapter priorities; and (3) the process of allocation needs to be simple.
Chapters in states with state offices should contact their state staff for application details and deadlines.
Chapters in states without state offices FY13 should contact the Chapter Services Office with any questions; FY13 funding has been allocated for the year. All funded Chapters are asked to return a Report Form detailing the results of their project, on or before October 15, 2013 along with a content license if any photographs are provided (which is encouraged!).