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+)
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.View Profile
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)
Patrons ($250,000 to $499,999)
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.View Profile
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.View Profile | Read More
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.View Profile
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: RBC.com/techfornatureView Profile
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 Group—New 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
• Grassland Stewardship Initiative
• 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!