We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors;
we borrow it from our children.

—Native American Proverb

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Who We Are

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Hal Korber/PGC Photo

The Foundation was established for the purpose of conserving the birds and mammals of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We are the only Foundation dedicated to all Pennsylvania birds and mammals and the ecosystems in which they live.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Foundation is able to raise, receive, acquire, and distribute funds and other property.

The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation focuses on:

  • Conservation of birds and mammals
  • Wildlife education and outreach
  • Preservation of our rich hunting and trapping heritage
  • Bird and mammal research
  • Restoration and enhancement of wildlife habitats
  • Establishment of a World Class Fully Accessible Wildlife Center
  • Human dimension studies

The principal benefactor of the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation is the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The Commission is an independent agency that was established by the General Assembly in 1895 to manage and protect the wildlife resources of the Commonwealth.

The Foundation is separate and independent from the PA Game Commission with its own Executive Director, Officers and Board of Directors.

Mission

The mission of the Pennsylvania Wildlife for Everyone Foundation is to provide private support to enhance wildlife habitat, wildlife scientific research, wildlife education, land preservation, youth programs, and a science and research center.

Challenge

“Now, through the Foundation, anyone can contribute to wildlife management.”

The birds and mammals of Pennsylvania are treasures that are enjoyed by all of its citizens. No general fund monies are used to support wildlife. In the past, there was no easy way for citizens to support wildlife, unless they were hunters, trappers, or shooters. Now, through the Foundation, anyone can contribute to wildlife management.

The Foundation challenge is to conserve wildlife where need is the greatest, where private support will make a difference and to ensure a leading role in protecting and creating habitat for all 480 birds and mammals that live in Pennsylvania.

Contributions to the Foundation are fully tax deductible.