Wildlife Crossing Fund

The Wildlife Crossing Fund supports innovate infrastructure systems that reconnect ecosystems disrupted by roadways.

Grantee Profile

The Wildlife Crossing Fund supports the building of wildlife crossing infrastructure and promotes landscape connectivity projects. In the US, roads and highways fracture delicate ecosystems, causing harm to wildlife and endangering drivers. It is estimated that vehicle-wildlife collisions cost the US over $10 billion annually. The Fund will support the construction of crossings to connect landscapes and promote biodiversity and resilient ecosystems, in addition to preventing vehicle-wildlife collisions. 

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The Wildlife Crossing Fund surveyed 500 transportation agency representatives and found that funding is the biggest barrier to making a national investment in wildlife crossing structures. It is estimated that for every $1 billion spent on crossing projects, 13,000 jobs are created, and that there is a 4x return for every dollar invested. Wildlife crossing projects enjoy overwhelming bipartisan support, and The Fund believes that the key to advancing the construction of these projects is to leverage public funds with private investments.


About Our Grants

In 2024, the Woodcock Foundation awarded The Wildlife Crossing Fund a one-year, $100,000 grant to support the fund as it campaigns for the construction of wildlife crossings to support ecological connectivity.