IMPACT

Since our inception in 1991, IDEA WILD has directly supported over 7,487 conservation projects in 140 countries. We have effectively served over 22,461 conservation projects around the globe as recipients pass on their equipment to at least two other conservation efforts.

IDEA WILD has made a real difference by allowing us to be
well-equipped and really realize
our dream.

Matt Hill
Green Again Madagascar

Annually, IDEA WILD distributes over $300,000 worth of equipment to over 400 conservation projects worldwide.

Our work results in:

Providing Equipment and Supplies

Providing Equipment and Supplies

Including binoculars, mist nets, computers, GPS units, projectors, spotting scopes, digital cameras, drones, camera traps, camping gear, tracking & measuring equipment, and more.

Collecting Data

Collecting Data

Hundreds of theses, management plans, technical reports, scientific papers, videos, guide books, and educational materials continue to be created and distributed through traditional avenues and social media.

Creating Protected Areas & Saving Species

Creating Protected Areas & Saving Species

Recipients create new reserves and parks, manage and monitor existing nature reserves, study threatened and endangered species, promote sustainable harvest of natural resources, and conduct public education.

Facilitating Training

Facilitating Training

Professors, graduate and undergraduate students, non-profit staff, and other nationals gain experience and skills.

Filling Professional Positions

Filling Professional Positions

Recipients move up to fill positions in parks, eco-tourism, zoos, universities, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Building Symbiotic Relationships

Building Symbiotic Relationships

Mutually beneficial relationships with numerous equipment suppliers result in discounted equipment, and consequently, more projects funded per dollar donated.

FINANCES

Over our 30 year history, IDEA WILD has committed 75% of its funds to equipment grants worldwide.  Over 75% of all funds raised have come from individuals, either through direct contribution or participation at events. IDEA WILD is a testimonial to, as our founder Wally likes to say, “the power of the small”. 

2020 Income

  • Individual Giving (26%)
  • In Kind (25.5%)
  • Events (20.6%)
  • Corporate Giving (13.7%)
  • Grants (10%)
  • Federal PPP (4.2%)

2020 Expenses

  • Equipment Awards (80%)
  • Personnel (15%)
  • Office (3%)
  • Marketing & Fundraising (2%)