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) twice a year. Learn more about becoming a grantee.
To read more about our grants and finances, please see our 990s.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Pacific Whale Foundation
Most Recent Grant
As a result of the Maui wildfires, PWF lost one of its vessels and could no longer operate from Lahaina Harbor, which was completely destroyed. Twenty-two of their employees have no homes to return to, and many others have been continuously volunteering to help those in need. Asia Wild made a grant of $5,000 to support PWF's efforts to support their Ohana, "family", and the larger conservation community.
The PWF will continue to educate, research, and help coordinate conservation efforts for its community as they and other local organizations help rebuild Maui after the devastation of the wildfires.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about Animals Asia Hong Kong, please get in touch with them directly.