IDBF Stewardship Fund


The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival is proud to announce the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Stewardship Fund.  This new dedicated grant based fund will be set aside for research, conservation, and education related activities occurring in the Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin area.  Individuals and organizations wishing to apply should be doing projects that are in line with the mission of the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, to celebrate the dunes area’s various birding habitats and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education for visitors and residents to the Indiana Dunes region. Continued funding for the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Stewardship Fund comes from the annual silent auction event and participants like you.  To donate to the Stewardship Fund, email us!

2018 Funding Applications will be accepted beginning July 1.  Deadline to apply in 2018 will be September 30, 2018. 

The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival silent auction has provided funding for the following organizations since the event's inception in 2015:
Indiana Young Birder's Club
Westchester Bird Sanctuary
Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehab Center
International Crane Foundation