Prothonotary Warbler - Photo Earl Harrison

Columbus Audubon sponsors a Conservation Grant program to support conservation projects and research in Columbus and central Ohio. Since its start in 2013, our Conservation Grants program has awarded over $40,000 in grants.

Columbus Audubon accepts a new round of competitive grant applications every fall. Those wishing to apply for a grant need to fill out a grant application.  For more information, choose a topic from the menu to the right.

Conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats has been a vital part of the mission of Columbus Audubon for over 100 years. In this spirit, Columbus Audubon offers a conservation grant program to support the conservation of Ohio’s native bird species.

The Conservation Grant Program offers financial support for innovative habitat management, habitat protection, and scientific research projects, especially in central Ohio. Funding is open to non-profit organizations, businesses, clubs, educational institutions, and individuals.


Columbus Audubon’s Conservation Grant is closed for 2024 project funding.

Download Grant Application

To apply for a Columbus Audubon Conservation Grant, download and complete a grant application in Microsoft Word format or PDF format.


Submit Completed Grant Application

Look to this space to submit your grant proposal when the application period is open next year.


The Conservation Grant Program is supported by fundraising efforts such as the Birdathon. To all members who support these fundraisers: thank you. Your contributions are put to good use.

You can contact the Conservation Grants Team using the form below. If you are submitting a Conservation Grant Application, please be sure to attach it.