National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

NFWF was created by Congress in 1984 and has become one of the world’s largest conservation grant-makers. They work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore our nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Shell’s partnership with NFWF was initiated in 1990.

To foster the health of the Gulf of Mexico’s marine ecosystems, the National Fish and Wildlife partnered with the Shell Oil Company in 1998 to establish the Shell Marine Habitat Program (link). Through this program, grants are awarded to support conservation and restoration activities that benefit key species and their habitats along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.