Pathways To Nature was established in 1999 and has donated more than $750,000 to 24 projects. The projects funded include the creation and maintenance of trails, boardwalks, wildlife-viewing platforms and nature center exhibits. Many of these sites also take advantage of birdfeeder and binocular-lending programs offered by the fund.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation partners with Wild Birds Unlimited to manage Pathways To Nature and help select recipients. The foundation uses federal funds and a challenge grant program to match Wild Birds Unlimited’s contributions, increasing each grant’s value.