From 2012 through 2020, AZSFWC awarded $889,697 in grants through our conserving wildlife license plate fund. From time to time, an organization does not need all of the funds originally requested, or an event is cancelled after the grant has been funded. Those funds come back to AZSFWC to use for future grants. This leaves the total amount utilized during this period at $855,142.

Grant funds are utilized for 3 general purposes:

  • on-the-ground wildlife habitat restoration and enhancement projects
  • educational opportunities that promote conservation
  • recruitment and retention activities that promote conservation

During the period 2012 – 2020, the funds were distributed for these purposes in the following manner:

  • Habitat – $371,117 (43%)
  • Education – $243,389 (29%)
  • Recruitment – $240,636 (28%)

Below is a list of grants awarded over the last several years. 

As project results become available they will be posted to this site via link from the project in the list below.

Approved in 2021 – $145,665

$20,000 AZ Deer Association – Hardscrabble Fuels Reduction Habitat Project
$4,000 AZ Predator Callers – Youth Hunt Camp
$9,000 AZ Mule Deer – Woodhouse Tank Rebuild Habitat Project
$41,000 AZ National Wild Turkey Federation – Cross F Ranch Habitat Project
$11,000 AZ Deer Association – Earnhardt Habitat Project
$3,800 AZ Deer Association – Water Hauling Trailer II
$7,750 AZ Elk Society – Dykstra Water Hauling Trailer
$1,000 Tucson Audubon – Open Pipe Death Traps Habitat Work
$1,000 AZ National Wild Turkey Federation – 2021 Robbins Butte Youth Dove Hunt
$750 Valley of the Sun Quail Forever – Conservation Education Materials
$20,600 AZ Deer Association – 3a/3c Water Project
$2,000 AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society – B&C Youth Camp
$4,800 Valley of the Sun Quail Forever – Robbins Butte Water for Wildlife Phase II
$4,831 Mohave Sportsman Club – Fishing for Smiles
$8,345 AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society – Water Hauling Trailer
$5,500 Mohave Sportsman Club – Youth Archery Equipment
$5,714 AZ Elk Society – 1,000 gallon Water Hauling Trailer
$3,000 AZ Council Trout Unlimited – Youth Fish Camps
$14,275 AZ Antelope Foundation – Soapweed Pasture Water Development
$3,000 Christian Hunters of America – 525 gallon Water Hauling Trailer
$7,300 AZ Chapter NWTF – Marvin Robbins 2021 Youth Turkey Camps

Approved in 2020 – $141,260, Utilized $124,437

$12,500 Southern AZ Quail Forever – Coronado NF Grassland Restoration Project
$10,500 AZ Outdoor Adventures – 2021 Youth Camps
$6,000 AZ Elk Society – Water Hauling Trailer
$5,421 Mule Deer Foundation – Black Mt Trick Tank Rebuild
$2,800 Southwest Wildlife Foundation/YVRGC – Youth Small Game Camp
$3,500 AZ Deer Association – Water Hauling Trailer
$25,000 Altar Valley Conservation Alliance – South Legunita Grassland Restoration Project
$5,000 AZ Raptor Center – Education & Outreach Program
$7,096 Valley of the Sun Quail Forever – Robbins Butte Water for Wildlife Phase I
$4,700 Mohave Sportsman Club – Fishing for Smiles
$2,315 AZ Chapter Trout Unlimited – Fish Camp
$13,000 Mogollon Sporting Association – Tonto Basin Habitat Project
$1,800 Kahuna’s Kids – Kids Fishing Derby – Event cancelled due to COVID
$5,340 Mule Deer Foundation – Lennix Tank Habitat Project
$5,000 AZ Chapter SCI – Event and Habitat Project Trailer
$7,000 AZ Outdoor Adventures – Youth Summer Camps 
$5,000 Centennial Forest – Summer Youth Camps – Event cancelled due to COVID
$5,000 Valley of the Sun Quail Forever – NOW Women’s Weekend
$1,988 AZ Council Trout Unlimited – Native & Wild Trout Conference – Event cancelled due to COVID
$7,300 AZ Chapter NWTF – Marvin Robbins Youth Turkey Camp – Event cancelled due to COVID
$5,000 Christian Hunters of America – Event Trailer

Approved in 2019 – $150,309, Utilized $147,083

$2,400 AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society – White Canyon Water Pipeline Habitat Project
$3,000 Mesa Varmint Callers – Youth Javelina Camp
$6,400 Southern Chapter Quail Forever – Recruitment, Retention & Reactivation Equipment
$8,500 SW Wildlife Foundation(YVRGC) – 2020 Youth Fishing & Outdoor Clinic – Event postponed due to COVID
$2,000 AZ Outdoor Sports – 2019 Picket Post Beginner Hunt & Shoot Event
$7,000 Valley of the Sun Chapter Quail Forever – Tombstone Ranch Habitat & Access Project
$5,000 AZ Deer Association – Youth Deer/Elk Camp
$5,080 AZ Council Trout Unlimited – Trout in the Classroom 2019-2020
$5,300 AZ Raptor Center – Education Program
$3,050 Valley of the Sun Chapter Quail Forever – Youth Event Trailer
$7,452 Mule Deer Foundation – Red House Wash Trick Tank Renovation
$3,500 AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society – Hunter Information Clinic
$4,000 SW Wildlife Foundation (YVRGC) – Youth Event Trailer
$9,000 Mule Deer Foundation – Blair Ranch Fence Project
$1,320 Munds Park Trail Stewards – Horse Park Fence Project
$3,800 Mohave Sportsman Club – Fishing for Smiles
$10,500 AZ Outdoor Adventures – Youth Camps
$1,000 AZ Chapter NWTF – Robbins Butte Youth Dove Hunt
$1,000 Kahuna’s Kids – Kid Fishing Derby
$1,870 Southern AZ Chapter Quail Forever – Family Day/Youth Hunt
$25,000 AZ Antelope Foundation – Mesquite Herbicide Maintenance Treatment Habitat Project
$1,875 AZ Trout Unlimited Council – Native & Wild Trout Conference
$20,000 AZ Chapter NWTF – Watchable Wildlife Program
$5,000 Tucson Audubon Society – Lucy’s Warbler Habitat Project
$7,262 AZ Chapter NWTF – 2019 Marvin Robbins Youth Turkey Camps

Approved in 2018 – $83,219, Utilized – $80,149

$5,000 Valley of the Sun Quail Forever Robbins Butte Habitat Project
$5,000 Southwest Wildlife Foundation Youth Fishing and Outdoor Clinic
$5,000 AZ Deer Association Event Trailer
$16,769 Outdoor Experience 4 All Adaptive Outdoors Program
$5,165 AZ Council Trout Unlimited Trout in the Classroom
$1,000 AZ Chapter NWTF 2018 Robbins Butte Youth Dove Hunt
$3,720 AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society  B&C Youth Camp
$5,860 AZSSEF Scholastic Shooting Vests
$6,235 AZ Bowhunters Association Project Trailer
$3,500 AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Hunter Education Clinic
$6,000 AZ Elk Society Habitat Project – Halfway Trick Tank
$1,800 AZ Council Trout Unlimited Native & Wild Trout Conference
$3,600 Mohave Sportsman Club Fishing for Smiles
$3,000 Kahuna’s Kids Fishing Derby
$7,000 AZ Outdoor Adventures Youth Summer Camps
$1,500 Anglers United Kid Fishing Day

Approved in 2017 – $164,665, Utilized – $157,699

$20,000 AZ Deer Association Round Valley Grassland Restoration
$29,829 AZ Elk Society Phase II Long Valley Meadow Restoration
$6,224 AZ Chapter NWTF 2018 Marvin Robbins Youth Camp
$1,000 AZ Chapter NWTF 2017 Robbins Butte Youth Camp
$2,019 Kahuna’s Kids Mentoring Kids Fishing Derby
$1,012 Desert Christian Archers Archery Equipment
$7,000 AZ Chapter Trout Unlimited Trout in the Classroom 2017-2018 School Year
$5,000 AZ Deer Association Youth Deer & Elk Camp
$1,780 AZ Outdoor Sports Veterans Target Shoot & Pheasant Hunt
$40,000 AZ Chapter NWTF Pinaleno Restoration Habitat Project Part 2
$11,373 AZ Shooting Sports Education Foundation – Scholastic Clay Program Competition Vests
$7,262 AZ Chapter NWTF 2017 Marvin Robbins Youth Turkey Hunting Camps
$19,824 AZ Elk Society Long Valley Meadow Restoration Habitat Project
$3,600 Mohave Sportsman Club Fishing for Smiles
$1,775 AZ Chapter Trout Unlimited 8th Annual Native and Wild Trout Conference

Approved in 2016 – $145,430

$1,100 AZ Outdoor Sports Disabled Vet Bird Hunt
$1,550 AZ Outdoor Sports Youth Duck Hunt
$3,000 AZ Elk Society 2017 Wild in the City Youth Programs
$1,500 Anglers United 2017 Just for Kids Fishing Event
$10,400 AZ Antelope Foundation Habitat Project – Back Pasture Dirt Tank Cleanout
$4,430 White Mt Lakes Foundation Mt Lake Weed Control Project
$5,000 2017 Ken Middleton Youth Pheasant Hunt
$2,000 AZ Disabled Sports AZ Heat Archery Program
$5,000 AZ Deer Association 2016 Youth Hunting Camps
$2,500 Shoot Right BSA Archery Training
$1,000 Fishing Cat Conservancy Wildcat Research & Workshop
$7,400 AZ Shooting Sports Education Foundation Scholastic Shooting Vests
$2,850 AZ Outdoor Sports Youth Squirrel Hunt
$1,500 Outdoor Experience 4 All Crawfish Removal Habitat Project
$15,700 AZ Council Trout Unlimited Trout in the Classroom 2016-2017 Education Program
$40,000 AZ Chapter NWTF Pinaleno Ecosystem Restoration Habitat Project
$3,000 AZ Bowhunters Association Archery Equipment
$5,000 Back Country Hunters and Anglers Responsible OHV Education Campaign
$2,500 Freedom Fire Shooting Sports – Scholastic Clay Program
$2,500 AZ Elk Society – Merritt Draw Riparian Restoration
$2,000 AZ Elk Society – 2016 Wild in the City Program
$2,000 AZ Elk Society – 2016 Youth Hunting Camps
$1,650 AZ Trout Unlimited – 2016 Native Wild Trout Conference
$1,000 AZ Chapter NWTF – Robbins Butte Youth Dove Hunt
$7,500 AZ Chapter NWTF – Powell Springs Fence Project
$3,350 Mohave Sportsman Club – Fishing for Smiles
$10,000 SRT Outdoors – Bill Luke Bass Days

Approved in 2015 – $93,147

$5,000 AZ Chapter NWTF – 2016 Ken Middleton Youth Pheasant Hunt
$2,500 Anglers United – 2016 Just for Kids Fishing Festival
$1,920 Friends of Luna Lake Community Outreach Classes in Fly Tying and Casting
$5,000 AZ Deer Association 2015 Youth Hunting Camp
$6,1667 AZ Shooting Sports Education Foundation Scholastic Target Shooting Vests
$3,000 Coconino Sportsmen County Fair Kid Fishing Tank
$14,300 AZ Trout Unlimited Council – Trout in the Classroom Program
$3,960 Team Young Gunz Outdoors Women’s Deer Camp
$5,000 Shoot Right Airsoft Shooting Range Equipment
$8,165 AZ NWTF 2016 Marvin Robbins Memorial Youth Turkey Camp
$2,905 AZ Outdoor Sports 2016 Youth Squirrel Hunting Camp
$1,000 AZ NWTF Robbins Butte Youth Dove Hunt
$3,000 Centennial Forest Environmental Education Program
$4,250 Mohave Sportsman Club Fishing for Smiles
$1,300 Gila Chapter Trout Unlimited – Trout in the Classroom
$1,760 AZ Council Trout Unlimited – Native & Wild Trout Conference
$2,420 AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society – Cellular Trail Camera
$10,000 AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society – Catalina Sheep Restoration Project
$10,000 SRT Outdoors – Bill Luke Bass Days
$1,500 Anglers United – 2015 Just for Kids Fishing Event