Through a Principal fund CalWOF accomplishes its mission by providing grants in three specific areas:
1. Financial Assistance: Grants may be used to augment health benefits and provide aid to families of Game Wardens who are injured or fall in the line of duty. (Since the inception of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1871, fifteen Game Wardens have lost their lives while protecting our state's natural resources.)
2. Scholarships: Wardens and their family members may apply for financial assistance toward college (undergraduate and graduate) degrees and other continuing education programs. Learn more about our scholarship program.
3. Investigative and Research Support: Foundation funds may assist wardens in conducting studies and obtaining equipment or other resources (not available in their annual budget with the state) necessary for protecting wildlife and the environment.