Thelon River For the Akaitcho Dene people, the Upper Thelon River is "the place where God began." © Ami Vitale

Ways to Give

Conservation Opportunities Ahead

Alexandra Conliffe, Director of Grants and Organizational Learning at the McCall MacBain Foundation on why the foundation supports Nature United.

Director of Grants and Organizational Learning for the McCall Macbain Foundation
Alexandra Conliffe Director of Grants and Organizational Learning for the McCall Macbain Foundation © Tyler Johnston

Maximizing Our Impact

In 2017 the McCall MacBain Foundation committed a three-year challenge grant to support place-based projects on the British Columbia coast and Nature United’s core priorities. Since then, we’ve been inspired by the organization’s progress as well as the matching support from fellow donors. Our investment has been leveraged nearly seven-fold, maximizing our impact and providing critical support for Nature United’s work across Canada.

Investing in Progress

We have really valued the opportunity to get to know Nature United and the organization’s commitment to collaboration and authentic partnerships. It’s been exciting to see the tangible progress in Clayoquot Sound and the surrounding region and how the learnings from these place-based projects are integrated into broader systems and strategies to effect change. That’s what our core support is about — giving Nature United the unrestricted resources they need to innovate new solutions and respond to emerging opportunities. 

A Window of Opportunity

Right now, Canada is well-positioned to be a global leader in conservation and in growing an evidence-based, community-focused approach to natural climate solutions. We're thrilled to see — and be part of — this important moment where it has become so clear that we need to apply a holistic approach to ensure that people and nature thrive. This resonates with our values and the foundation’s dedicated pillar of work around climate change and the environment. We also believe that it’s a unique window of opportunity for organizations such as Nature United to spring into action.

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Have you already made a gift through your will, retirement plan, or insurance policy for the future of nature? If so, please let us know your plans so we can thank you and welcome you to The Legacy Club.