A chance to double your donation to KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest!

Every dollar donated towards the protection of KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest until the end of the year will be matched.

As we enter the giving season, Raincoast and the Pender Islands Conservancy are thrilled to announce a donation matching campaign to support the purchase and permanent protection of KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. Every dollar donated before December 31, 2022* will be matched by anonymous donors. This is a chance for you to double your impact! We have less than two months remaining to raise the outstanding over half a million dollars required to meet our $2.1 million goal.

We are currently 70% of the way there, having raised $1.5 million. A large portion of these funds have come from nearly 500 individual donors as far afield as France, Switzerland, and the United States, with the majority coming from people within Canada, including Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC. 

We have until the end of the year to reach our final target. Our need is urgent, but we have seen our community of supporters move mountains when they work together to protect the ecosystems they love. With the deadline to protect this old growth forest of the future fast approaching, will you help us reach critical mass and make this conservation dream a reality?

Child in a pink sweater holding a stick in the forest while smiling.
Photo by Alex Harris / Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Those interested in doubling their impact and helping us secure the pledged matching funds must make their contribution to the KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest before December 31, 2022. Donations can be made through Raincoast or the Pender Islands Conservancy. As registered charitable not-for-profits, both organizations can issue an official tax receipt in exchange for your gift. This is a terrific opportunity to maximize your tax benefits while supporting a worthwhile cause.

We are so grateful to everyone who has gotten us to this point and to those who continue to support us as we work toward raising the remaining 30% of our fundraising goal. 

To celebrate the end of the year, we are so happy to be able to offer matching campaigns on two of our most pressing fundraising initiatives.

All donations to both the Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure acquisition and our KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest initiative, will be matched until the end of the year. This is a great opportunity for our supporters, like you, to make your impact go twice as far, while benefiting from tax deductions.

Help us secure KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest on S,DÁYES (Pender Island). Together with Pender Islands Conservancy, Raincoast is raising $2.18 million to purchase a 45 acre coastal property on the edge of the Salish Sea.

Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure. We are currently raising funds to stop commercial trophy hunting in more than a quarter of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia.