Make a Gift for Conservation
With a gift to the Galiano Conservancy, you can show your support for Galiano’s natural places and for a vibrant, sustainable future for Galiano’s human and natural environment into the future.
Donations can be made for general mission support, or specified for certain projects. Jennifer Stackhouse, our Operations Coordinator, would be pleased to discuss any of these options with you at your convenience. You can contact her at 250-539-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Conservancy provides tax receipts for donations over $10.
Charitable Registration number: BN886092998 RR0001
Support Land Acquisition
Are you passionate about protecting land? Conservation lands offer beautiful natural places for present and future generations (of wildlife and humans) to enjoy. They offer critical habitat for species at risk and the flora and fauna that makes Galiano Island unique and diverse. Protecting natural areas helps mitigate climate change, reduce carbon emissions, protect groundwater resources and more. Contact us for more information on how you can support land protection on Galiano Island.
Single or Monthly Gifts
Did you know that only two cents of every dollar donated in Canada goes to nature? Choose nature! Make a single or monthly online donation here. For offline monthly giving, our Donation Form can be sent with a void cheque.
Making a pre-authorized monthly gift to the Conservancy from your bank account or credit card provides a steady, reliable source of conservation funds that will be put to immediate use.
U.S. Donors can receive U.S. tax receipts by giving through the Friends of Vancouver Foundation program. Minimum gift of $1,000 in effect (as of Aug. 2018).
Annual Giving Circle
Support a strong foundation.
Since established in 1989, the Galiano Conservancy has depended on volunteer leadership to guide our work. Over the last 30 years, our organization and its programs have grown beyond the capacity of volunteer management. We now need a staff Coordinator to manage our lands, our staff and our expanded programs.
Began in 2015, the Annual Giving Circle has allowed the Conservancy to secure this management and the future of the organization.
We are asking friends of the Conservancy to join us in building the Annual Giving Circle to provide a stable source of unrestricted funding. Your annual gift will help ensure that the Conservancy can pursue its mission to preserve and enhance the human and natural environment of Galiano Island.
To recognize your generosity, we offer the following benefits to Giving Circle members:
- Invitation to annual donor appreciation event
- Listing of your name (or name in honour or memoriam) in Annual Report (optional)
- Guided personal or family tours of GCA projects
- Opportunities to meet with visiting guest speakers
Your gift can be made through monthly installments or with a single annual contribution by cheque, cash or online. All gifts are tax deductible. For offline monthly giving, our Donation Form can be sent with a void cheque.
Leave a legacy of hope for the lands and waters of Galiano. Legacy gifts can be made in many ways. Please contact us for a free copy of our Legacy Guide to Giving, to discuss your legacy giving goals, or to join our Legacy Circle.
Have you thought of honouring someone or commemorating a loved one? When a commemorative donation is made, a card goes to the family, next of kin, or recipient you wish to recognize. Please contact us if you are interested in memorial recognition in the form of plaques, benches, naming and more. We would be pleased to work with you to find the most meaningful recognition for your loved ones’ passion for nature and love of Galiano.
For your special day, give the gift of nature for Galiano. Snapshot Story: When Kate and Keith were getting married, they decided that instead of gifts they would invite friends to donate to the Great Beaver Swamp project. More than $10,000 was donated towards the campaign to buy one of Galiano’s most precious areas. Thank you Kate & Keith!
Give a gift of securities or assets
Ask about making a gift of securities rather than cash/cheque to receive very favourable tax incentives. Give assets, including non-ecological land, to the Conservancy. The fair market value of the gift will be determined, the gift sold, and the funds used by the Conservancy for its programs. Note that gifts of ecological land will be considered differently and may be eligible for tax advantages through the Ecological Gifts program.
Support our Endowment Fund at the Vancouver Foundation
In 2008 the Galiano Conservancy Association established the Galiano Conservancy Association Endowment Fund at the Vancouver Foundation. Donations to this fund will go on giving forever. Thank you for your generosity, every gift is invaluable in supporting our work in perpetuity.
Double your gift through employer matching donations
Not sure if your company or organization offers this? Check out a list of businesses registered as offering matching funds. Contact your employer and if you’d like, print off this GCA Backgrounder about the Conservancy.