NANFA Grant Programs

It is our pleasure at NANFA to offer three Grant Programs, supporting Education, Conservation and Research of our Native Fishes.

The Grant Program began in 2000 as an Education and Conservation Grant, when NANFA's Board of Directors originally approved a total of $500 for the award. The Grant was then generously matched by the family members of past NANFA President Gerald C. Corcoran donated $500 to match the award, bringing the total to $1000.

In 2001, NANFA again found it within its financial means to begin an additional Grant Program, this time focusing on funding Research to aid the conservation of North America's native fishes, particularly those that are threatened or endangered.

In 2015, NANFA further expanded its grant program with the establishment of the NANFA John Bondhus Grant.

In 2023, NANFA increased the funding to a maximum of $2000 annually for each of the three ongoing grant programs.
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Recently NANFA has undertaken a unique grant opportunity to participate in the funding of a comprehensive work by Brooks Burr and Melvin Warren.  A three volume  "Freshwater Fishes of North America" to be published by John Hopkins University Press.  Although oroginally submitted to the Research Grant Committee, this special project is being funded in addition to our normal grant process.

For more specific information about each program and past receipients, please click on the appropriate links below.

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The Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant

Awards up to $2000 for Environmental Education Projects

The NANFA Conservation Research Grant

Awards up to $2000 for Conservation Research Projects

John Bondhus Grant

Awards up to $2000 for Organizations Supporting NANFA Objectives

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Freshwater Fishes of North America

A $6000 commitment to fund this unprecedented work.

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