The Schad Foundation is not accepting unsolicited grant applications at this time.
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2020 Granting during COVID-19
The Schad Foundation remains committed to supporting our project partners and will maintain our existing funding levels for 2020. We are unfortunately unable to accept any unsolicited grant applications at this time.
Although our office is closed to respect the need for social distancing; our daily administration and program operations are continuing without interruption.
Please do not hesitate to contact Peter Kendall at email@example.com should you have questions regarding the status of your grant or for more information.
Youth Conservation Education
Earth Rangers, Ontario – $1,500,000
Conservation education at a young age plays a critical role in influencing lifelong attitudes towards the environment. But just equipping children with knowledge isn’t enough—to create long term behavioral change, they must be empowered to act on that knowledge. Supporting the next generation of conservationists is critical to the long-tern sustainability of our natural world.
Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, committed to instilling environmental knowledge and the confidence to take action in every child in Canada. They do this through a suite of programming that children can participate in at school, at home, and in their communities. All of these programs are educational and engaging—but more importantly, they show children that it’s not too late to help the planet, and the things we do today will matter tomorrow.
Founded as a small community organization in 2004, Earth Rangers has grown to be the largest youth environmental organization globally. Their more than 220,000 members take action year-round to reduce waste and energy use, raise awareness and funds for at-risk species and habitats, and improve the ecological integrity of their homes, schools, and communities.
The Schad Foundation provides support for program development and general operations.
In October 2010, Canada committed to the Aichi Targets established under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Early in 2015, Canada released its 2020 Biodiversity Goals and Targets. Canada Target 1 is focused on protecting at least 17% of terrestrial areas and inland waters by 2020, through protected areas, Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, and other effective area-based conservation measures.
Target 1 is not only the largest conservation opportunity in the world, it also represents an unprecedented opportunity to advance conservation while breaking new ground for Indigenous community-led stewardship of their traditional territories.
The Schad Foundation is working in partnership with the federal government and other foundations across North America to help Canada achieve this ambitious goal.
As a result of momentum created by Target 1, Canada has already increased our protected areas by from 10.6% to 12.2% or almost 16M ha, an increase these size of Scotland and Ireland combined.
The following selection of grants by The Schad Foundation are designed to support federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous government’s achievement of Target 1.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada – $115,000 – to support the addition of Next Creek watershed to Darkwoods, a 55,000 ha conservation area in West Kootenay, BC.
Dena Kayeh Institute – $50,000 – support for Kaska Dene to help secure the protection and stewardship of over 3.5M ha of their traditional territory in the interior of northern BC.
Nature United – $50,000 – to support collaborative efforts with local First Nations (Hesquiaht, Ahousaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht) to develop a land-use plan in over 118,000 ha of new conservancies in Claquot Sound, BC; one of the world’s largest stores of forest carbon.
CPAWS Northern Alberta – $30,000 – to increase public support for the protected areas.
CPAWS Saskatchewan – $75,000 – to increase protected areas and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Saskatchewan in collaboration with Cumberland House Cree Nation and Athabasca Dënesuliné.
Nature Saskatchewan – $50,000 – to increase protected areas and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Saskatchewan in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Government.
Nature Canada – $25,000 – to support their collaborative effort with the South Shore Joint Initiative to secure the protection of the South Shore in Prince Edward County.
Wildlands League – $10,000 – to advance protected areas and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Ontario.
CPAWS/SNAP Quebec – $175,000 – to increase protected areas in the province including Bas-Saint-Laurent, Nunavuk, Yimby, and Lac Walker. This funding also supports collaboration with various First Nations in Quebec including Groupe Uapashkuss and Gardiens des sites sacrés Innus to establish Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in the province.
Nature Quebec – $52,500 – to increase protected and conserved areas in the province including Ile D’Anticosti, Gaspesie and De Lobtiniere.
Newfoundland & Labrador
CPAWS – $65,000 – support to increase protected areas in Newfoundland and Labrador in collaboration with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada – $25,000 – support to increase protected areas in Newfoundland and Labrador in collaboration with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Miawpukek First Nation (MFN) – $25,000 – to support the creation of IPCA’s in MFN’s traditional territory.
Conservation Council of New Brunswick – $7,500 – to support the government of New Brunswick’s stated goal of doubling the provinces protected areas to 10%.
Nature Trust of New Brunswick – $5,000 – to support the government of New Brunswick’s stated goal of doubling the provinces protected areas to 10%.
Nature New Brunswick – $5,000 – to support the government of New Brunswick’s stated goal of doubling the provinces protected areas to 10%.
CPAWS -$5,000 – to support the government of New Brunswick’s stated goal of doubling the provinces protected areas to 10%.
Ecology Action Centre – $20,000 – to support Ecology Action Centre’s protected areas work in Nova Scotia.
Prince Edward Island
Island Nature Trust – $35,000 – to support their collaborative efforts with Mi’Kmaq Confederacy of PEI to increase protected areas across the province.
Nature Canada – $50,000 – to support ENGO coordination and to increase public support for protected areas across the country.
Wildlife Conservation Society – $50,000 – to promote candidate Indigenous Protected Areas in Ontario and the Yukon, leading the National Coalition for Key Biodiversity Areas, and to ensure effective implementation of the Species at Risk Act.
Animals Asia Foundation, Hanoi, Vietnam – $50,000 – to support their Moon Bear Health Check program.
Toronto Wildlife Centre, Toronto, ON – $50,000 – to support general operations.
Environmental Defence Canada, Toronto, ON – $25,000 – support for their Towards a Zero Waste Canada program.
Ecojustice, Toronto, ON – $10,000 – support for general operations.
Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, Peterborough, ON – $10,000 – support for general operations.
Wildlife Preservation Canada, Guelph ON – $10,000 – to support their captive yellow banded bumble bee breeding program and the development of captive breeding techniques.
International Conservation Fund Canada, Chester, NS – $8,000 – to conserve threatened species in the Atlantic Forest region in Argentina.
Bear with Us, Sprucedale, ON – $5,000 – to support care for injured bears and orphaned cubs and the delivery of their outreach program.
Cetus Research and Conservation Society, Victoria, BC – $5,000 – to support their marine mammal monitoring program focused on endangered South Resident Killer Whales in the areas surrounding Vancouver Island.
Global Vets, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON – $5,000 – to support their Global Vets Program, providing student veterinarians with learning experiences in Southeast Asia, South America and Africa where they work with developing communities and animals in these regions.
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, London, ON – $5,000 – to support their Reptiles at Risk Species Recovery Program, focused on rescuing and recovering spiny soft shell turtles, snapping turtles, Northern Map turtles, milk snakes, and Eastern fox snakes.
FLAP Canada, Toronto, ON – $5,000 – to support their work to safeguard migratory birds in urban environments.
Toronto Park People, Toronto, ON – $2,500 – to support the annual Salmon Festival.
NatureKids BC – Vancouver, BC – $2,500 – to support Batastic! a citizen science project.
Town of Mono, Mono, ON – $500 – to support their Pollinator Garden.
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, ON – $30,000
MacKenzie Health Foundation, Vaughan, ON – $15,000
Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network, Toronto, ON – $15,000
Moose Deer Point First Nation, MacTier, ON – $10,000
South Georgian Bay Music Foundation, Georgian Bay, ON – $10,000
Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Toronto, ON – $5,000
Touching Tiny Lives, Toronto, ON – $5,000
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – $5,350
Lakefield College Foundation, Lakefield, ON – $1,000
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Toronto, ON – $250