AZFA developed the Clark Waldram Conservation Fund in the true spirit of conservation. The fund began as an auction with the hopes of using a little money to go a long way when paired with our innovative spirit. Officially named after Clark Waldram of the Kansas City Zoo, who died tragically in 2000, the fund has done everything from give zoos and aquariums much needed supplies to building materials and expertise.


To be eligible for the award, applicants must demonstrate that the funds will be applied to portions of the program or project (i.e., construction materials, tools, equipment, technical expertise), and that the program or project has a conservation objective.

Apply for this year’s AZFA Clark Waldram Conservation Fund

Application form

Conditions of Award

  • Applicant will provide AZFA with monthly updates on how the program or project is proceeding throughout the
    program/project from start to finish.
  • A report outlining program/project results and use of funds will be submitted to AZFA for use in the Outlet
    publication or on the AZFA website.  Include photographs.
  • A report will be given at the AZFA Annual Conference if requested.
  • The AZFA Clark Waldram Conservation Fund will be acknowledged in publications and printed materials resulting
    from the program/project.
  • All information given to AZFA will become the property of AZFA and will be used as deemed appropriate by its
    Board of Directors.
  • Information gained from the program/project will be made available to the public upon request.
  • It is AZFA’s goal to achieve maximum conservation impact with limited funds; therefore, awards must be applied
    toward the facilities-related portions of the program/project.
  • Awards generally will range from $100.00 to $1500.00.