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Align your business and customers with our conservation success

Raincoast has long benefitted from grants, gifts and product donations from a range of leading companies, especially those in the outdoor industry and tourism sectors. Key supporters have included: Arcteryx, MEC, Lush Cosmetics, TD Bank and Telus and most members of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association. Raincoast is a registered charity in both Canada and the US and can issue tax receipts for donations. 

1. Corporate partnerships

Where our missions align we are keen to discuss corporate partnerships and strategic donations. A great example is the $100,000 ten-year commitment made by Maple Leaf Adventures to support Raincoast’s work with communities in the Great Bear Rainforest. Let’s connect and we can explore the best options for aligning our missions, customers and audiences through a variety of options. 

2. Product partnerships

We have successfully collaborated with a range of businesses to direct proceeds of product partnerships toward specific conservation efforts. Collaboratively engaging your customers can be a great way to demonstrate your company’s social  responsibility. 

Lush Cosmetics – Together we raised over $100,000 to support an end to trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest with the Great Bear Bath Bomb.

Ecologyst – In 2020 we partnered with Ecologyst and Tsleil-Waututh artist, Ocean Hyland on the wolf tee generating significant attention to wolf conservation and over $4,000 to directly support wolf conservation.

Killer Creamery – In 2019 we partnered with the US-based Killer Creamy with a bespoke – ice cream tha proceeds from which directly supported our efforts to recover Southern Resident killer whales.

Denman Island Chocolate – If you were lucky you may have sampled the grizzly bar from Denman Island Chocolate that also helped us raise the funds to buy (and extinguish) commercial trophy hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest.

3. Sponsorship opportunities

Our annual report Tracking Raincoast is made possible from sponsorship especially from a range of ecotourism operators who have long supported Raincoast’s conservation efforts connecting their guests to also support conservation of the places they and wildlife they visit.

Every year, we hold events in communities throughout coastal BC to raise awareness, educate and celebrate the protection of the BC’s coast. As an event sponsor you receive recognition including prominent visibility at the event, tags on our social media (a collective following of over 50,000 followers). 

  • event signage to showcase your support;
  • media profile, where possible;
  • an opportunity to meet with Raincoasters; and
  • a listing in our annual Tracking report.

4. Engage your staff / employer

There are also various means to engage your employees, or your employer.

Request a matching donation from your employer! 

Canadian companies can match charitable gifts that their employees and retirees make each year. Companies and public organisations include:

  • Apple
  • BC Housing
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Electronic Arts
  • IBM
  • Lenovo
  • Northbridge Financial
  • Provincial Employees Community Services Fund (for BC Public Service employees)
  • Raymond James
  • Seaspan
  • Shaw Communications
  • The Home Depot

Step 1 – Check with your human resources department if your company has a matching gift program. Your company  has the opportunity to double or even triple your contribution! 

Step 2 – Request a matching gift form from themStep 3 – Send the completed and signed form to Raincoast Conservation Foundation along with a proof of your gift

5. 1% for the Planet (and Raincoast)

Raincoast takes part in One Percent for the Planet, an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. Their mission is to “build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.”

Talk with us

There are a range of options so please reach out to Lauren, our Development Coordinator with any questions and discuss how you can align your business to our mission to protect the lands, water and wildlife of coastal British Columbia: