The Fund provides small grants for North American campaigns to save native species and wild ecosystems, with particular emphasis on actions designed to defend threatened wilderness and biological diversity. The fund supports biocentric goals that are premised on effective and intelligible strategies with special attention to ecological issues not currently receiving sufficient public attention and funding. Proposals with visionary and yet realistic goals to create tangible change are prioritized. All proposals must be highly cost effective. Funding deadlines are May 1 and October 1 each year.