North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

The NC Wildlife Endowment Fund

Ensuring Fish And Wildlife for Generations To Come

In 1981, hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts became shareholders in an innovative investment and conservation program called the North Carolina Wildlife Endowment Fund.

The endowment fund for wildlife was a simple yet revolutionary idea: Create lifetime licenses, and put the license fees and specified contributions into a special fund. Spend the accrued interest, not the principal, on programs and projects that benefit fish and wildlife.

 The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has spent more than $50 million in interest on programs and projects since the endowment fund’s inception.

Make a Tax-Deductible Contribution – Give a Gift that Lasts Forever

You may make a tax deductible contribution directly to the NC Wildlife Endowment Fund or designate the Fund as a beneficiary of a bequest through your will or living trust.  When making a memorial contribution, include the name and address of the person(s) making the donation as well as the name of the person(s) for whom the donation is being made.  A card will be sent to the donor of the contribution.

Learn more about lifetime licenses

How to Give

Online with a credit card 

By Mail:  Print out this form and send it with your check or money order payable to NCWRC at this address:

NC Wildlife Resources Commission
1702 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-1702

Planned Giving

For more information about planned giving, please contact:

Melissa Earp, Chief Financial Officer
(919) 707-0081