Supporters - ALUS

We are grateful for generous contributions from public and private sources who help ALUS put green infrastructure projects on the agricultural landscape.

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ALUS Canada Supporters

As a charitable organization, ALUS raises funds from public and private sources to support local ALUS programs across the nation and to help participating farmers and ranchers produce ecosystem services (cleaner air, cleaner water, more biodiversity) that benefit communities. ALUS is grateful for generous contributions from all ALUS supporters who are helping make a positive difference on the ground.

Champions of Conservation ($10M+)

Weston Family Foundation

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Stewardship Council ($1M to $9.99M)

A&W Canada and Cargill

A&W Canada and Cargill have collaborated to create Grazing Forward, to advance ALUS and expand its New Acre Project, which helps farmers and ranchers accelerate agricultural practices to promote healthy grasslands, improve wetlands, create wildlife habitat and protect species. Together, they provide $1.8M over 3 years to support more than 20 communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The program will impact more than 6,000 acres and is expected to sequester up to 12,578 MT greenhouse gas emissions per year.

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Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has supported ALUS Canada directly and through Ontario Nature via three grants since August 2015. In 2017, OTF granted ALUS Canada $695,900 to help establish new ALUS communities in Ontario and to help transform three existing pilot communities into permanent ALUS programs. In 2019, OTF granted ALUS Canada $625,100 to increase the number of individuals undertaking conservation and restoration projects in six ALUS communities in Ontario.


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Leadership Circle ($500,000 to $999,999)

David Bissett

Alberta philanthropist David Bissett donated $500,000 to establish “The Bissett Action Fund” to support ALUS’ work in southern Alberta in 2017.

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Government of Alberta (Alberta Environment and Parks’ Watershed Resiliency & Restoration Program)

Alberta’s Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP) granted ALUS Canada $720,000 for critical flood-prevention work in the Modeste subwatershed in 2018.

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Government of Canada (Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Great Lakes Protection Initiative)

ECCC’s Great Lakes Protection Initiative (GLPI) granted ALUS Canada $645,000 to help improve Lake Erie water quality in 2018.

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Government of Canada (Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk)

In 2019, DFO’s Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk granted ALUS Canada $983,000 to improve aquatic habitat in the Prairies.

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Patrons ($250,000 to $499,999)

Anonymous Donor

In 2020, ALUS Canada received $300,000 grant from an anonymous donor to help support 225 acres of ALUS projects in seven communities located in Alberta and Ontario.

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Government of Alberta and Government of Canada (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

In 2019, the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change program of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta, a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Alberta’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, granted ALUS Canada $447,240 for a project entitled “ALUS Program Innovation and Collaborative Learning in Alberta,” benefitting all 13 ALUS communities in Alberta.

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J. W. McConnell Family Foundation

In 2016, the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation granted $340,000 to ALUS Canada for developing tools and models that support the provision of agricultural ecosystem services.

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RBC Foundation

In 2020, the RBC Foundation donated $340,500 as part of a multi-year project to enhance technology and the capture of field data from ALUS Canada’s local nature-restoration and -enhancement projects.

This funding has allowed ALUS to enhance the digital land-inventory platform used by ALUS communities, while supporting efforts to restore nature on the working landscape across Canada.

To learn more about RBC Tech for Nature, visit:

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Benefactors ($100,000 to $249,999)

• Danone Canada (Silk®)

• Alberta Real Estate Foundation

• Government of Canada (Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Lake Winnipeg Basin Program)

• Intact Foundation

• T.D. Bank GroupNew Acre™ Project sponsor

Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999

• The John and Pat McCutcheon Charitable Foundation

• Alberta Professional Outfitters Society

• Calgary Foundation

Gifts of $10,000 to $49,999

• Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program, via the University of Alberta

• Alberta EcoTrust

• Mr. John M. Bishop

• City of Edmonton

• The Donner Canadian Foundation

• Epcor

• Grassland Stewardship Initiative

• Labatt’s

• MunichRE

• Ontario Wildlife Foundation

• Vanden Bussche Irrigation —New Acre™️ Project sponsor

Gifts under $10,000

Many more organizations and individuals also help fund ALUS' work on the ground, producing ecosystem services for the benefit of all Canadians. Thank you to all who continue to support ALUS!


Become an ALUS supporter

To become an ALUS Canada supporter, please visit the “Get Involved” section of our website, or click the secure link below to Donate Now. For more information on our exciting corporate sponsorship program, visit the New Acre™ Project page. Thank you!

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