AFRICAN PARKS WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR FUNDERS FOR SUPPORTING OUR WORK TO PROTECT AFRICA’S WILDLIFE AND REMAINING WILD LANDSCAPES.
Our conservation progress would not be possible without the funding support we receive from Governments, multi-lateral institutions, conservation organisations, family foundations and individuals. We would like to thank our strategic partners for enabling us to make substantial and a long-term impact on wildlife conservation in Africa.
These donations have been critical in helping us accomplish our track record to date, through the implementation of effective management plans and conservation strategies year after year. This allows us to plan for the future, and to make a real impact.
These funders constitute our core funding partners at either an institutional or a park level. They commit to African Parks on a multi-year basis and are contributing an annual amount of US$500,000 or more to African Parks.
The Adessium Foundation is a grant-making foundation working towards the benefit of nature and society. Its mission is to contribute to a balanced society characterised by integrity, justice, and a balance between people and nature. Adessium has played a noteworthy role in funding new project development, special projects and unanticipated events across the African Parks portfolio.
Donna and Marvin Schwartz are extraordinary advocates for conservation and animal-related causes. They have a special interest and strong commitment to saving elephants and other large mammal species that are threatened by poaching.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery was founded in 1989 to support charitable causes. 2.7 million households in The Netherlands participate, vying for hundreds of thousands of prizes each month, while supporting charitable causes: half the price of each ticket is distributed among 95 charitable organisations. Since the Postcode Lottery’s founding, the lottery has dispensed over €4.7 billion to its beneficiaries. African Parks has been a beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery since 2010.
The European Union is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. The EU has been our strategic funding partner since 2009 and has provided over EUR 18m in funding since. The institution currently provides the majority of funding for Garamba, Zakouma and Odzala.
The late Paul Fentener van Vlissingen provided the bulk of the initial funding that established African Parks in 2003. In 2010 Alicia and Tannetta Fentener van Vlissingen committed a further €25 million to the African Parks Endowment Fund in accordance with their father’s final wishes. Income from this fund is earmarked for African Parks’ overhead costs, allowing new donor contributions to be allocated directly to the parks.
The Wildcat Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation whose purpose is to help save and provide for the long-term conservation of endangered wildlife and wild places in Africa. It believes traditional wildlife protection paradigms are inadequate to deal with today’s poaching and trafficking problems, and it seeks and supports innovative new approaches.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a government agency whose mission is to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Grants were awarded to African Parks and have been applied to anti-poaching activities in Zakouma and Garamba National Parks, monitoring programs in Odzala–Kokoua National Park and Sustainable Nature Management of the Chinko Project.
The Walton Family Foundation (WFF) is a philanthropic organisation with a strong focus on conservation and biodiversity protection. Samuel Robson "Rob” Walton, son of WFF founders Sam and Helen Walton, is a keen supporter of African Parks and was one of the founding donors.
The mission of WWF (the World Wide Fund for Nature) is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. In 2007, WWF-The Netherlands entered into a 10 year partnership with African Parks to develop the African Parks management model across Africa. For the period July 2014 to June 2017 WWF-The Netherlands has committed €1.5 million to Liuwa Plain National Park, Bangweulu Wetlands and Odzala-Kokoua National Park.
The Wyss Foundation is a private charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections to the land. In 2015, the Wyss Foundation supported projects in Akagera National Park, Liwonde National Park, and Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.