The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation
funding primate research and conservation

Welcome to the Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation

The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established to support primate research and conservation. NMF funds global research projects in the areas of primate evolution, ecology, physiology and behavior. NMF also supports conservation efforts that establish a lasting, positive relationship between primates and their human neighbors, in order to improve the health and welfare of both. The foundation awards James F. Nacey Fellowships and supports ongoing research and conservation projects with Goldberg Research and Conservation Grants.


Since its inception, The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation has awarded approximately $650,000 in grants for primate research and conservation projects. We are excited to announce that in early 2016 The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation will join forces with The Leakey Foundation to increase primate research funding and reach a broader, and more international, scientific audience. Please see the webpage link below to learn more about The Leakey Foundation's mission.