Financials & Organization


By maintaining operational efficiency and investing in innovative conservation strategies, we are able to direct an incredible 91 percent of total spending directly to conservation and advocacy activities. Urban Bird’s programmatic investments spanning hands-on conservation projects, research, advocacy, education and outreach are designed to address the prevalent, interconnected conservation and community health issues that disconnect people from nature and are responsible for reducing bird populations in suburban and urban environments. Thank you for your support and encouragement in this great effort to preserve nature, birds and sustainable living in our own backyards.


Conservation Programs

91% of spending is directed to conservation activities – your donations at work!

Urban Bird is an official project of Earth Island Institute. Earth Island Institute is headquartered in Berkeley, CA, provides fiscal sponsorship, resources, technical assistance, and peer relationships to conservationists looking for an organizational home and institutional leverage for their work. The goals of Earth Island are to strengthen the capacity of each project to effectively address environmental issues, create synergy between activists working on similar topics, and allow project directors to focus their energy on their campaigns and programs.

Since 1982, Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring ecosystems, and educating individuals on the importance of maintaining biodiversity. Since its founding, they have provided fiscal sponsorship to more than 100 projects around the globe.

Urban Bird Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization (Tax Identification Number 83-0675132).

Urban Bird Foundation 2017 Annual Report

Urban Bird Foundation 2016 Annual Report

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