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Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc.

250 W. 88th St., Ste. 806, Caller Box No. 611

New York City, NY United States 10024-1767

Telephone: (212) 362-4831


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $51,749,979

Total giving: $994,223





Additional Contact Information

Contact for questions, application process, or if applicant is unable to submit an application via e-mail: John McMurray, Prog. Off., tel.: (718) 791-2094; e-mail:


Established in 1964 in NY - The foundation is a by-product of the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary which was established in 1939 by Arthur D. Norcross, a native of Monson, MA, and an active sportsman and participating sponsor of several Arctic expeditions

Purpose and Activities

The foundation makes only restricted grants for land protection, program-related office and field equipment/technology, and public education materials. Limited support for community service work confined to the NYC metropolitan area, and the towns near the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

A.V. Stout Fund

The A.V. Stout Fund is a grant program supporting research grants for New England wildlife and its habitat, as well as improving management techniques through innovative ideas and programs. The research, ideas and programs supported by the fund will give resource administrators and policy makers better understanding in managing the political and environmental issues involved. The fund is open to qualified students, interns, resource managers and organizations. Application guidelines and instructions for this fund are available on foundation Web site.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs in the form of no-interest loans, not to exceed $250,000, for up to one full year. Loans are made only to grassroots organizations (e.g. land trusts and nature centers) and only for the purpose of acquiring land for wildlife habitat conservation.

Fields of Interest

  • Biodiversity
  • Environment
  • Land resources
  • Natural resources
  • Rivers and lakes
  • Water resources
  • Wildlife biodiversity
International Interests
  • Canada
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $51,749,979 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,551,884

Total giving: $994,223

Qualifying distributions: $4,249,424