The DFO Research, Education, and Conservation Fund provides grants for projects in three areas of study: education in the knowledge of birds, research in ornithology, and conservation of birds and their habitat. In awarding grants, preference is given first to projects in the Denver metropolitan area, then Colorado's Front Range, and finally, elsewhere in the U.S.
DFO has awarded fund grants since 1994, when Mary Hope Robinson donated $15,000 to to establish DFO's Educational Endowment Fund. In 2012, the name was changed to the DFO Research, Education, and Conservation Fund. Thanks to the generosity of donors including club members, DFO is able to support more grants each year with modest research funding.
View the projects we have funded. Those in bold are linked to a report on the project.