Shane T. Colby Foundation Fund
The Shane T. Colby Fund is designed to honor and carry forth Shane’s passions. Our mission reflects his inquisitive spirit, his love of all creatures, and his sincere concern for others.
The study of ecology is crucial for human wellbeing and prosperity. It provides new knowledge of the interdependence between people and nature that is vital for sustaining biodiversity in an ever-changing environment. Teaching children to respect and care for the world they live in will help to preserve it for the next generation. They will realize that everything we do as humans affects the world we live in; they will become advocates for protecting nature.
Environmental education during the early years should be hands-on, and based on a sense of wonder and the joy of discovery. The mission of the Shane T. Colby Fund is to provide grants for initiatives that bring ecology-related wonders of the world to inquisitive young minds.