Thanks to our partnership with American Friends of Canadian Conservation (American Friends) you can help us conserve land in BC with a contribution of cash or securities, and receive a tax benefit in the US.
The Nature Trust of BC has been approved as grantee for funding from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and has partnered with American Friends of Canadian Conservation.
The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) provides matching grants for wetland and estuary conservation in Canada. US taxpayers can invest in conservation of critical habitat in British Columbia with a tax-deductible donation that will be leveraged 3:1.
Here’s how it works:
If you donate $100 USD to American Friends with a recommendation to The Nature Trust of BC, NAWCA will match your donation with $200 USD. The Nature Trust will then match your donation with $100 USD.
So, your donation does three times as much work to conserve wetland habitat in British Columbia.
Donate to The Nature Trust of BC via our partnership with American Friends in one of the following ways:
- Donate online at American Friends’ secure site using your credit card if you want to make a one-time contribution, or you can set up a recurring gift
- Donate stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares to American Friends to avoid US capital gains taxes while receiving a tax deduction for the current value of your securities. Contact Sandra Tassel at 360-515-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions
- Mail a check (in US funds) to:
American Friends of Canadian Conservation
336 36th Street #717
Bellingham, WA 98225
Print, fill out, sign and send a Grant Recommendation with your check to request that American Friends use your donation to make a grant to The Nature Trust of BC. The language in the recommendation is necessary for your gift to be tax deductible in the US.
Thank you for your support of The Nature Trust of BC through our partnership with American Friends!
Gifts of Land
You can conserve your Canadian property through a gift that is tax deductible in the US.
But be sure you know the effects of Canadian taxes even if you are a US taxpayer. Learn about the bi-national tax incentives by downloading Save Some Green: A Handbook for US Taxpayers from the Resources section of American Friends’ website.
For more information regarding American donations of land to The Nature Trust of BC, please contact Deb Kennedy at email@example.com or call 604-924-9771 ext. 231.