Giving to the BCF

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For endowments or donations larger than $1,000 USD, or for stock donations, please contact: 

Julia Bevins, Chair - Bear Conservation Fund
3303 Checkmate Dr.
Anchorage AK 99508  USA
Phone: (907) 223-3483

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Thank you for your support!

In 2015 the Bear Conservation Fund supported 11 Research & Conservation grants and 1 Experience & Exchange grant (sloth bear-human conflict in India), totaling $71,000.00 USD. Our BCF Annual Report provides brief descriptions of what those grants accomplished. All of these projects took hundreds of hours of legwork in the field, searching for bear sign, interviewing and educating people, setting and checking traps and hair snares, monitoring radio-collared animals, and conducting vegetation surveys. All represent BCF dollars at work.

Download the 2016 BCF Annual Report here>>>

Our special thanks this year go to the following:
  • Ascential Wealth Advisors
  • Jorge Andromidas
  • Beth Bevins
  • Melissa Bevins
  • Julia Bevins
  • Allan Brody
  • Tony Colonnese
  • Glen Contreras
  • Laurie Ferguson Craig
  • Annabel and Doug Custance
  • David Graber
  • Neville Jacobs
  • Helen Johnston Foundation
  • Elisabeth Taylor Holmgren
  • Homer Bear Fund*
  • John Sheldon Bevins Memorial Foundation
  • John Rowland and Ginny Vincenti
  • Nora Kelly
  • Diana Kendrick
  • Benjamin Kilham
  • Charles and Nancy Lee-Evans
  • Luz maria Leon
  • Judith and Lester Lieberman
  • Little Rock Zoo
  • Tami Lubitsh
  • Gary Matson
  • Dorothy Noyce
  • Karen Noyce
  • Paul and Karla Smith
  • Colleen Olfenbutttel
  • Mike Robinson
  • Amy Ruf
  • Michael Schnieder
  • Pixie and Carl Siebe
  • Helen Stahmann
  • Joyce Stahmann
  • Sandy Stevens
  • Greg Vann
  • Lynn Van Kaam
  • Lucy Vanstone
  • Scott Waterman
  • Leon and Linda Webber
  • John Whiteman
  • Steve and Olga Zelener


  • ABR, Inc
  • Jill Cameron
  • Laura Darling
  • Nancy and James DeWitt
  • Dale and Mary Lee Guthrie
  • Marylin Herreid
  • John and Eleanor Kelley
  • Brian and Donita Lawhead
  • Jerry and Jenifer McBeath
  • Thomas Paragi
  • Harry and Patricia Reynolds
  • Barbara Rondine
  • Peg Schaffhauser
  • Frances and Robert Schulz
  • Richard and Rita Seger

...and other generous donors who wish to remain anonymous. This donor list reflects the 2014-2015 funding cycle, ending February 14, 2015.

The Bear Conservation Fund is pleased to announce a new legacy donor for 2015:
long time IBA member, Patti Sowka.

* A donor-advised internal endowment