Funding Priorities for Conservation and Clean Energy

Thank you for your interest in Animal Ark, Inc.

This is what you can make happen with a grant of $1,000 to $10,000.  As of October 2013, our current funding priorities are:

  1. Conservation Corridor: Animal Ark currently owns 50 acres and operates on 38 acres.  Recently, The Nevada Trust for Public Lands purchased the 56 acres next to Animal Ark.  Animal Ark and the neighboring 56 acres back up to BLM land.  With the growing number of property fences in the area blocking wildlife movement, Animal Ark is seeking the funds to purchase this 56 acres and conserve it as a wildlife crossing.  We would also like to encourage new growth of plant life and establish a nature trail on the property.
  2. Batteries: Since our inception, Animal Ark has been off-the-grid.  We currently have two major solar arrays that provide the vast majority of the power for our facility.  Power generated from solar panels is stored in battery arrays.  Animal Ark is nearing the end of our current batteries’ lifespans and will soon need to replace and upgrade the battery systems.
  3. Fire Suppression: One of the biggest threats to lands in our region is wildfire.  Animal Ark is currently constructing a state-of-the-art water system operated solely on solar power.  This new water system will greatly increase the capacity of our water system, meaning we are in a position to begin designing fire suppression systems in the case of possible wildfires.

Please contact Co-Founder and Executive Director Aaron Hiibel to discuss these and other exciting grant opportunities by calling 1-775-970-3431 or e-mailing [email protected].

To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, call Tracy Turner at 1-775-333-5499 or go to

What is Animal Ark?

Animal Ark, a wildlife sanctuary, inspires environmental stewardship through wildlife education.  We house orphaned, injured, and otherwise non-releasable wildlife, mostly from North America.  These animals serve as ambassadors for their species, teaching guests and schoolchildren about our natural surroundings.  Our location in an open, wild setting further immerses guests and students in nature.

We are a multifaceted organization.  Please use the Navigation on the side of this page to investigate the other aspects of our organization and related projects in need of support!