Funding Partners

We would like to sincerely thank each and every donor who has supported our work over the years. Every dollar has helped us to build an organization with the sole purpose of understanding whales and their habitat use, so that we may protect both for future generations

Save Our Seas Foundation

Save our Seas Foundation have funded over 200 projects in over 50 countries across the globe. Each project strives for deeper understanding and more innovative solutions in marine research, conservation and education. With more than a decade of experience notched up, we look forward to the next decade as an ongoing evolution and refining process. We continue to grow and learn as a foundation, seeking out and supporting the best and brightest people whose innovative projects make a real and lasting impact for the health of our oceans – and ultimately for every person on the planet.

MakeWay Foundation

MakeWay Foundation provides uncommon solutions for the common good by helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity. As a national charity, we build bridges among sectors, helping to steer more philanthropy into solutions that address social and environmental challenges. In collaboration with diverse partners, MakeWay provides tools, expertise, strategy, and relationships to get from vision to impact. We work to accelerate positive change and achieve greater impact across the country by bringing giving, investing, and doing under a single roof. From Canada’s big cities to its remote land, waters, and rural communities, MakeWay provides uncommon solutions for the common good.

Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk (CNFASAR)

The Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk (CNFASAR) aims to support the recovery and protection of aquatic species at risk. The fund supports multi-species, place-based and threat-based stewardship actions that recover and protect aquatic species at risk.

The Habitat Stewardship Program

The Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) was established in 2000. It provides funding for projects submitted by Canadians that contribute directly to the recovery objectives and population goals of species at risk listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and prevent others from becoming a conservation concern. Environment and Climate Change Canada administers HSP projects that support terrestrial stewardship projects while Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for administering HSP aquatic stewardship projects.

Andy Wright – Founder and Executive Director, Willow Grove Foundation and Adjunct Professor, Pacific Water Research Centre

Andrew S. Wright is former high technology entrepreneur and currently an adjunct professor at SFU in the Faculty of the Environment. Since 2007 he has actively engaged in promoting enhanced inner-city childhood education programs and ecological conservation efforts. In addition to directly supporting the Great Bear Rainforest agreement via donation he has played a direct technical role in advancing land-based closed containment salmon aquaculture in BC. The development of the Namgis Kuterra FinFish aquaculture farm is a direct result of these efforts. He is involved in a wide range of conservation endeavors and sits on the boards of various groups and initiatives. Additionally, he is a passionate conservation photographer and has produced two books, Emeralds at the Edge and Faltering Light, both arguing the case for increased conservation in British Columbia.

Lush Fund

Charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We believe it’s our responsibility to advocate for the environment, animals and people in need, as well as giving back to organizations locally and around the world. We do this through our Charity Pot program, Sustainable Lush Fund, FunD and our people.

The Donner Canadian Foundation

The Donner Canadian Foundation was established in 1950 by William H. Donner. In the mid-1960s, the Foundation began to focus on specific program interests, among these, research on public policy. The Donner family chose Canada’s centennial year, 1967, to embark on a course of professional grantmaking that has contributed well over $150 million to almost 2,500 projects across Canada and around the world.

In addition to ongoing funding of public policy research, the Foundation supports environmental, international development, and social service projects. Every year, the Donner Book Prize honours the best book on Canadian public policy, and the Foundation’s lecture series features some of the world’s most influential speakers. The Foundation is guided by a Board of Governors composed of representatives of the Donner family and prominent Canadians from a variety of fields.