The WCWA works closely with many partners throughout the state, although the WI Conservation Wardens and the Wisconsin Conservation Education Foundation (WCEF) are our two biggest. The WCWA works with the warden force by raising money to establish and maintain a Conservation Warden Honor Guard, and provides financial assistance to wardens for professional development. The WCEF originated in 1999, and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity offshoot of the WCWA. It was created to fulfill the education goals of WCWA by providing grants to various conservation focused organizations or individuals and scholarships to college students pursuing careers in the natural resources. The WCEF does the majority of the fundraising for the six WCWA scholarships and numerous WCWA grants.