Funding & Projects


Currently, SCI MIC operates on an annual budget of approximately $50,000. Its major sources of present and future funding are:

  • Voluntary contributions from constituent Safari Club International member chapters,
  • Matching grants from Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) for select contributions made by SCI MIC constituent member chapters to fund MDNR conservation and research projects, and
  • Voluntary donations from the general public due to the 501(c)(3) exempt status of SCI MIC.

Funds donated by SCI MIC for MDNR major wildlife conservation and research projects receive a 3:1 match of Pittman-Robertson funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Thus, a $3000.00 chapter donation to a MIC-MDNR project can grow to $5000.00 via a $2000 SCIF matching grant, and then the $5000 gets leveraged to $20,000.00 via the 3:1 match from the Pittman-Robertson funds.

The administrative submission for the Pittman-Robertson funds is done by the MDNR as part of its annual submission for these funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

MIC Projects

What SCI MIC has accomplished through 2023

MIC has funded the following major projects:

MDNR Projects – funding being requested for 2024