BOISE — A local non-profit called FUNDSY selected the World Center for Birds of Prey as their 2019/2020 beneficiary, and it plans on expanding with a new global raptor education building.
FUNDSY has been in the Treasure Valley since 1967 and they raise funds for local organizations. One of their projects helped the downtown Boise YMCA make improvements.
The World Center for Birds of Prey was chosen out of twenty applications and was one of five finalists, including the Boise Rock School, Bogus Basin, the Idaho Botanical Garden, Family Advocates and the World Center for Birds and Prey.
FUNDSY will host two fundraisers in May to begin raising money and those include a Triple Crown night at the races at JUMP on May 16 and a golf tournament at the Falcon Crest Golf Tournament on May 17.
The World Center for Birds of Prey looks forward to expanding as they continue their mission of helping raptors all over the world through conservation, education and awareness.
The Peregrine Fund that operates out of the center protects raptors from extinction. In 1999 the peregrine falcon was removed from the endangered species list.
For more on the World Center for Birds of Prey, including part of a live bird presentation with a peregrine falcon, check out the video.
The World Center for Birds of Prey is open everyday but Monday; however, after Memorial Day they will be open seven days a week.