Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wild Green Future?

Wild Green Future is the official nonprofit partner of Wild Green Memes for Ecological Fiends. It exists to generate and direct donations to worthy conservation causes in the form of grants and microloans, to provide organizational support for knowledgeable individuals with conservation projects, and to address conservation issues through direct initiatives. 

 

What is the difference between Wild Green Future and Wild Green Memes for Ecological Fiends?

Wild Green Future is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, formed to facilitate conservation through strategic outreach, funding, and loans for conservation causes. Donations to Wild Green Future are tax deductible. 

Wild Green Memes for Ecological Fiends is an online community across multiple social media platforms with a focus on humorous user-generated wildlife and pro-conservation  content. Both are devoted to the advancement of conservation and a sustainable future for humanity and the natural world, but Wild Green Memes for Ecological Fiends is not a nonprofit and so its merchandise sales and Patreon subscriptions are not tax deductible.

 

How can I get a grant or loan from Wild Green Future?

We have decided our partners for 2020/2021 but are very interested in hearing from potential partners for the future. 

If the following traits sound like you, send us an email at contact@wildgreenfuture.org!

  • We focus on projects with at least one of two goals: to conserve and sustain the biodiversity of life on Earth, and to affirm the rights of its people to a healthy environment by supporting their efforts to increase the ecological security of their communities. Environmental problems are ultimately economic problems, and the goals of environmental sustainability and human wellbeing are inseparably linked. We are interested in projects which focus on either of these causes, and are especially interested in those which directly benefit both.
  • We focus on projects that create systemic improvements, rather than one-off changes or stopgap measures, so that our impact may magnify over time. For example, we are more likely to fund a project that strengthens an organization that plays a role in protecting wildlife habitat than to fund the purchase of wildlife habitat itself.
  • We seek partners with a variety of strategies and specific causes. If one approach doesn’t work in one place, we have still made a difference by investing in more successful efforts in another.
  • Though basic research is worthwhile, we do not fund basic research projects, and instead focus on efforts with direct conservation benefits.
  • We focus on promising, small nonprofits or projects, so that our funds make the highest qualitative impact by significantly increasing the logistical possibility and financial sustainability of the systems being built.
  • Finally, we focus our funding on projects with quantifiable results (x number of acres protected, y dollars saved per year, etc).

Examples from our current partners.

 

Why fundraise through Wild Green Future instead of supporting other organizations directly?

A group-specific nonprofit simplifies the annual Charity Battle fundraiser logistically and makes it easier to raise money for multiple organizations at once, to coordinate with the organizations we’re working with, and to make sure everyone gets their stickers and thank you letters in a timely fashion. It also allows us to do things we wouldn’t be able to otherwise, like providing low-interest microloans instead of just grants, provide organizational support to knowledgeable individuals with conservation projects, and create new initiatives. 

 

Where can I find Wild Green Future’s IRS Letter of Determination?

Right here!

 

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