Wolf Haven International near Tenino has received a $227,000 grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for new development staff to support wolf conservation programs.
Wolf Haven is a wolf sanctuary that rescues and houses displaced, captive-born wolves, in addition to other programs supporting wolf populations.
While currently closed to visitors, the sanctuary provides guided visits and both on- and off-site classroom presentations and community outreach to educate the public on wolves and conservation efforts. Wolf Haven participates in two federally-managed species survival plan programs for critically endangered wolves and additionally serves as breeding facilities for the red wolf and the Mexican gray wolf.
The grant is one of 26 awarded to nonprofits in Washington state as part of the trust’s most recent quarterly round of funding, Murdock Trust announced Thursday. In total, Murdock Trust issued 78 grants to nonprofits throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The largest grant amount, $650,000, went to Medical Teams International in Portland to increase medical and dental services.
“These organizations, their perseverance and their continued dedication to serve the urgent and ongoing needs of their communities represent the light that breaks through and reminds us to be hopeful and purposeful,” said Murdock Trust Executive Director Steve Moore in a statement.