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Asia Wild vets our partners and grantees using a variety of criteria, including ensuring that the organization does not buy, sell, trade, breed, or exploit animals for profit; reviewing financials to determine how funds are used; visiting the organization whenever possible; researching the organization with industry experts and associations that recognize sanctuaries as well run and maintain responsible practices.  

Asia Wild Partners are organizations the board has thoroughly vetted and approved. We are actively working closely with these partners on strategic programs.  Partners will receive grants on a rolling basis.  We also accept grant applications from other organizations (grantees) each year. Learn more about becoming a grantee.  

To read more about our grants and finances, please see our 990s.


Trunks Up 

Mission: Trunks Up preserves and protects the critically endangered Asian Elephant, bringing awareness to their plight as victims of the tourism industry.  We advocate for change and aim to improve the lives of thousands of captive elephants, freeing them from decades of abuse and rescuing them to the sanctuary. 


About: TRUNKS UP is a dedicated branch of the Abraham Foundation, a certified 501(c)(3) organization lending help to preserve and protect the critically endangered Asian Elephant with particular focus on supporting the work of Lek Chailert, founder of Elephant Nature Park and Save Elephant Foundation.

Recent Grants

In January 2023, Asia Wild granted Trunks Up $10,000 to rebuild a fence at the Elephant Nature Park, destroyed by flooding in Northern Thailand.  

In June 2023, Asia Wild granted Trunks Up $43,000 to complete the construction of a Veterinary clinic at Elephant Nature Park.  This clinic will allow ENP to serve over 100 elephants and more than a thousand local animals in the community. 

Wildlife Friends Thailand 

Mission: In Thailand, like in every country in the world, animals are abused and exploited for profit and human gratification. There are many examples of animal exploitation within the tourist industry, for example, photo prop animals, animals performing in degrading shows, and elephant camps. Furthermore, there is still a thriving illegal trade in wild animals for pets and medicine.

About: WFFT are passionate about changing the habits of international tourists who visit Thailand, who unknowingly fuel the illegal trade and the exploitation and abuse of Thailand’s wildlife

Recent Grants

In January 2023, Asia Wild granted WFFT $7,000 to build an outdoor enclosure for bears that WFFT rescued from the bankrupt Phuket Zoo. In August 2023, the Board approved a $100,000 grant to help rescue 50 Gibbons and 18 Macaques that will be moved to WWFT.

Tigers In America

Mission:  Tigers In America rescues captive tigers and other big cats from abusive and vulnerable environments. 


About: Tigers in America provides transportation, veterinary services, and enclosure construction to the sanctuaries it partners with.  Since 2011, TIA has rescued over 500 big cats, including 300+ Tigers and 110+ Big Cats (big cats include Tiger, Lion, Jaguar, Leopard, and Snow Leopard.)  In addition, TIA has rescued big cats in Ukraine, Thailand, Argentina, Romania, and other countries around the globe. 

Recent Grants

In August 2023, Asia Wild granted $40,000 to Tigers in America to help fund the rescue and care of Tigers and other Asian Big Cats.  

FLIGHT - Protecting Indonesia's Birds

Most Recent Grant

In December 2019 and 2021, Asia Wild granted FLIGHT $10,000 each year to support FLIGHT's ongoing work to protect wildlife, especially songbirds in Indonesia.

Animals Asia Hong Kong

Most Recent Grant

In January 2023, Asia Wild granted $990,000 to Animals Asia Hong Kong. In 2022, $2,975,559 was granted to Animals Asia Hong Kong. Since 2001, more than $16 million has been granted to Animals Asia Hong Kong.

2023 Grantees

We are proud to introduce Asia Wild's 2023 Grantees. These amazing organizations received grant funding in 2023. The projects described below will directly impact animals worldwide.

Animals Asia Foundation Hong Kong

In January 2023, Asia Wild was granted $1.1 million dollars in restricted funds to support their ongoing work. In 2022, $2,975,559 was granted to Animals Asia Hong Kong and since 2001, more than $16 million has been granted to Animals Asia Hong Kong.


Pacific Whale Foundation


Following the Maui wildfires, PWF pivoted to care for their Ohana (family), community and conservation efforts. Those efforts continue with the understanding that the health of the ocean depends on the health of the land, and all life depends on both. Asia Wild granted $5,000 to support furthering their mission to protect the ocean, its inhabitants and the communities deeply connected to it.

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Global Sanctuary for Elephants


A $50,000 grant to sponsor “Lady's” medical care for one year. Lady, an Asian female Elephant, suffers from osteomyelitis, an incurable bone disease resulting from 40 years of captivity as a Circus Elephant.

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Asia for Animals Coalition


An $86,580 grant to The Asia for Animals Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers Coalition (SARCC) to provide assistance, education, and foster collaboration among sanctuaries and rescue centers throughout Asia.

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Borneo Orangutan Survival 


A $60,000 grant to sponsor the care of 16 rescued Sun bears for one year, as well as providing additional supplements and support for these bears.

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Free the Bears

An $83,000 grant to support the construction of Bear House 8 and the construction of the perimeter fence across the upper half of the Luang Prabang Wildlife Sanctuary.

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RESQ Charitable Trust


 A $79,000 grant to cover the costs of food, medicine, and senior veterinary services for Indian Leopards rescued annually. 

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Voice for Asian Elephants 


A $30,000 grant to rewild several 

fragmented forests by employing the local community to plant fruit-bearing elephant-friendly saplings, and create water holes to meet the nutritional and hydration needs of elephants, while helping avert human-elephant conflict.

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Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre


A $25,454 grant to spay/neuter and vaccinate 1,100 stray dogs and cats bordering Shivapuri National Park.


International Rhino Foundation


A $28,000 grant to support the translocation of 4 greater one-horned Rhinos into the Laokhowa and Burachapori Wildlife Sanctuaries in early 2024.

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Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife 


A $19,750 grant to support the creation of a housing facility for endangered Gibbons and an education center for the local community. 

Download our 990s

Important Note: Before 2023, our name was Animals Asia Foundation Limited USA. Beginning March 2023, our name changed to Asia Wild. On all 990s before 2023, you'll see the name Animals Asia Foundation.  Our Tax ID and financial information remain the same.  As Asia Wild, we will grant to more organizations supporting Asian Animal Welfare Worldwide.  If you have questions about our name change or disaffiliation with Animals Asia, please email our team at

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