Pasadena Audubon Society (PAS) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is "to bring the excitement of birds to our community through birding, education and conservation" To help accomplish this goal PAS awards grants, scholarships and makes donations to other organizations, groups and individuals. The purpose of this document is to outline the policies and procedures PAS will follow in making both unsolicited donations and handling request for donations to support various facilities, organizations or causes. The procedure below is designed to make this process fair and accountable to the membership and clearly defined. The PAS will carry out a yearly review of this grant program and vote each year on whether or not to renew the program for the following year.
Three categories of requests for funds will be considered by PAS
SCHOLARSHIPS TO HELP SUPPORT PASADENA AREA BIRDERS, TEACHERS, AND OTHERS TO ATTEND CONFERENCES, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS OR TO STUDY ORNITHOLOGY.
RESEARCH GRANTS FOR COLLECTING DATA ON BIRDS, BIRDING, HABITAT CONSERVATION, AND EDUCATION. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BUT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED.
GRANTS FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS OR UNRESTRICTED DONATIONS FOR GENERAL SUPPORT TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE MISSIONS SIMILAR TO THOSE OF PAS.