The Peekaboo Rescue Fund
The Bat World Sanctuary Peekaboo Rescue Fund has been established to assist individuals who are directly involved in rescuing and rehabilitating bats or are involved in large-scale educational efforts designed to save bats.
Grant applications are accepted throughout the year. Grants will typically be awarded in March and September each year, although exceptions may be granted.
The maximum grant award per year across all funded projects is $5000.
Individuals who receive a grant in one calendar year will not be considered for grants the following year, but may reapply after the second year. Applicants may submit one application per year; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Projects and activities which may be considered for The Peekaboo Rescue Fund include, but are not limited to:
- Development of large-scale educational programs about bats, such as videos
- Reimbursement for replacement of caging, food, medicine, and other critical supplies lost as the result of botched exclusions, fire, flooding, hurricane, or other natural disaster
- Emergency funding on a case by case basis
Projects and activities which will not be considered for the Peekaboo Rescue Fund include, but are not limited to:
- Rabies pre-exposure vaccinations or post-exposure treatment
- Items used for personal profit
- Attendance at conferences/symposiums/workshops/classes
- License fees
- Gloves, cleaning products, other materials used for routine facility maintenance
Repair or replacement of personal property damaged in the course of normal wildlife rehabilitation activities
- Research or banding studies
Grant applications must include the following:
- Applicant’s name, address, phone, and email
- Applicant’s qualifications
- Copies of the applicant’s State and Federal permits
- Narrative and photo description of the project/activity, including all applicable supporting documents, such as:
1. Detailed list of supplies/equipment purchased, including photos and descriptions
2. Video script or concept (for educational grants), participants, project schedule, intended audience, and other funding sources
3. Photos of damaged equipment/caging and news reports, police reports, or insurance claims describing the disaster
4. Itemized project budget
5. Projected completion date
6. Benefit to the applicant and to bats/bat rehabilitation
Within 30 days of completion of the project, grant recipients are required to turn in a project completion packet to the Bat World Sanctuary Board of Directors and include the following (as applicable):
- Itemized list of items for which reimbursement was received, including costs
- Photos of educational programs conducted with materials purchased with grant monies, including number of programs and approximate number of attendees at each event.
- Copy of final video or other production materials
- Receipts for all expensesSend the project completion packet to the Bat World Sanctuary via email to [email protected]