The Schad Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications.

2020/2021 Selected Grants

Youth Conservation Education

Earth Rangers, Ontario – $3,000,000

Conservation education at a young age plays a critical role in influencing lifelong attitudes towards the environment. But simply equipping children with knowledge isn’t enough.  To create long term behavioral change, children 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.

Founded as a small community organization in 2004, Earth Rangers has grown to be the largest youth environmental organization globally. Their 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.

Terrestrial Conservation

Canada has set the ambitious goals of conserving 25% of our land and oceans by 2025, working toward 30 per cent of each by 2030. 

These goals represent not only the largest conservation opportunity in the world, but also provide a unique opportunity for Canada to become a world leader in Indigenous led conservation.

The Schad Foundation is working in partnership with the federal government, indigenous governments and communities, provinces and territories and other foundations across North America to help Canada achieve this ambitious goal.

The following selection of grants by The Schad Foundation in 2020/2021 are designed to support our partner’s efforts to reach these goals.

Saskatchewan

CPAWS Saskatchewan – $235,000 – to increase protected areas and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Saskatchewan.

Nature Saskatchewan – $100,000 – to increase protected areas and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Saskatchewan.

Manitoba

Fischer River Cree First Nation – $25,000 – to increase Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Manitoba.

Quebec

Conseil de la Nation Aitkamekw – $15,000 – to increase Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Quebec.

Cree Nation – $50,000 – to increase Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Quebec.

Nature Quebec – $85,000 – to increase protected areas and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Quebec.

SNAP Quebec – $207,000 – to increase protected areas and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Quebec.

Ontario

CPAWS – $30,000 – to increase protected areas and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Ontario.

Nature Conservancy Canada – $65,000 – to support NCC’s Large Landscape Program and work in Prince Edward County.

South Shore Joint Initiative – $50,000 – to support a collaborative effort to secure the protection of the South Shore in Prince Edward County.

Wildland League – $50,000 – to increase Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Ontario.

Newfoundland & Labrador

CPAWS – $160,000 – to increase protected areas and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Miawpukek First Nation (MFN) – $75,000 – to support Indigenous Protected and Conserved areas in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Nature Newfoundland – $10,000 – to increase protected areas in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nova Scotia

CPAWS- $25,000 – to increase protected areas in Nova Scotia.

Ecology Action Centre – $45,000 – to increase protected areas in Nova Scotia.

New Brunswick

CPAWS – $20,000 – to increase protected areas in New Brunswick.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick – $37,500 – to increase protected areas in New Brunswick.

Nature New Brunswick – $17,500 – to increase protected areas in New Brunswick.

Nature Trust of New Brunswick – $17,500 – to increase protected areas in New Brunswick.

Prince Edward Island

Island Nature Trust – $70,000 – to support their collaborative efforts with Mi’Kmaq Confederacy of PEI to increase protected areas across the province.

Nature Conservancy of Canada – $25,000 – to support conservation planning in PEI.

Nunavut

Environment Funders Canada- $100,000 – to increase protected areas in Nunavut.

National

Nature Canada – $50,000 – to support ENGO coordination and to increase public support for protected areas across the country.

Nature Conservancy of Canada – $90,000 – to support the identification and adoption of OECM’s across Canada.

Wildlife Conservation Society – $110,000 – to support general operations.

Other Grants

Bear with Us – $10,000

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine – $90,000

Clean Economy Fund – $25,000

Ecojustice – $25,000  

Environmental Defence Canada – $50,000

FLAP Canada – $10,000

GreenPac – $25,000

Grounded Strategies – US$20,000

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre – $10,000

Toronto Wildlife Centre – $100,000

Touching Tiny Lives– $10,000

University of Virginia– US$15,000

Upper Thames River Conservation Authority – $5,000

Wildlife Preservation Canada – $25,000