The Jim Moran Foundation Awards $30,000 Grant to The South Florida Wildlife Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL September 8, 2022 – The South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC) has received a $30,000 grant from The Jim Moran Foundation to provide educational outreach in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The funding will support our community engagement efforts and education programs delivered by the Center for children and families.
“The South Florida Wildlife Center is dedicated to providing critical care for injured wildlife, and to promoting wildlife protection and environmental conservation through its educational outreach programs,” says Alessandra Medri, Executive Director of the SFWC. “This grant will have a significant impact on the outreach programs and services we offer to our community. It is a great honor to have our work supported by The Jim Moran Foundation, which continues to create an impactful legacy in the community.”
Since 1969, SFWC has protected wildlife by providing skilled and compassionate veterinary service, rehabilitative care, community education and conservation programs. Annually, SFWC provides care for over 10,000 wildlife patients and up to 350 species with the goal to release the rehabilitated animals back into their natural habitat.
About The Jim Moran Foundation
Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation has invested more than $215 million in education, elder care, family strengthening, and youth transitional living initiatives since its inception in 2000 with efforts currently focused in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties. Through a long-term Grant Agreement, The Foundation's significant funders are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. To learn more, visit www.jimmoranfoundation.org or call (954) 429-2122.
About the South Florida Wildlife Center
The South Florida Wildlife Center is one of the nation’s highest-volume wildlife trauma hospitals. A national leader and teaching facility in wildlife veterinary medicine and rehabilitation, SFWC provides emergency rescue, veterinary treatment, and expert rehabilitative care to more than 350 wild species. Founded in October 1969, the Fort Lauderdale-based facility helps more than 10,000 injured, orphaned, or imperiled animals annually, responds to wildlife conflicts, and collaborates locally and nationally on issues impacting human, environmental and animal health. Visit southfloridawildlifecenter.org, find us on Facebook or Instagram, or call (954) 524-4302.