This is the work of every Albertan.

We need to work together on solutions to Alberta’s complex environmental challenges. Join the community taking action in meaningful ways.

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Donate as often as you’d like, whether that is once, monthly or annually, your contribution is still valuable.

We encourage you to sign up for monthly donations because it is more affordable, convenient, and consistent. Plus, monthly donations give us more stability, which helps us have an even bigger impact in your community.

Together, we’ll turn brilliant ideas into positive community projects that solve multiple challenges at once.

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These are uncertain times.

The challenges we face can seem overwhelming. We’ve all seen the effects of a changing climate, like floods, forest fires, and heat domes. These issues and more demand our attention and support.

We see how important environmental work is to improving quality of life for communities across the board.

That’s why, we believe investing in the environment is an investment in the health of a community.

For 30 years, we've facilitated partnerships and convened projects to protect our ecosystems for generations to come.

We are a trusted charity that is well known for responsible financial management, using donations to fund tangible and transformational solutions to Alberta’s environmental and social challenges.

When we work together, the challenges we face are less daunting.

That’s why we partner across boundaries to mobilize and inspire those who champion and protect the environment.

And it’s why we are reaching out to Albertans like you, who are passionate about integrated and collaborative environmental solutions.

All funds raised maintain and expand our grants and initiatives, while ensuring an equitable and just future for all Albertans. 

Will you support us?

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How is donating to Alberta Ecotrust different?

When you contribute to Alberta Ecotrust, you don’t have to choose between saving a watershed, defending parks, or reducing carbon emissions. We strive to protect Alberta’s ecosystems in all facets by funding a variety of projects that make a lasting impact.

Plus, when you donate to Alberta Ecotrust, you will:

  • Get personalized updates that show where your donation goes, so you can be confident that you are authentically making a difference in your local area and across Alberta.

  • Get exclusive access to events, like sessions at our Environmental Gathering, so you can meet, learn, and collaborate with your community.

  • Get invited to our focus groups and surveys, so you can help shape our priorities and future work.

Your donation goes to projects like this

See the full list
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    Defend Alberta Parks

    In February 2020, the Government of Alberta announced their intention to remove 175 parks from the Alberta parks system. CPAWS Southern Alberta used funding from Alberta Ecotrust to help with their Defend Alberta Parks campaign. This decision has since been reversed, but only because of pushback from tens of thousands of Albertans that CPAWS created.

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    Blackfoot Phenology for Farmers Cultivating Ecological Literacy

    Alberta Ecotrust funded Young Agrarians to create the Blackfoot Phenology Course that will provide farmers and food growers with an Indigenous lens on understanding of the ecosystems and landscapes.

By the numbers

  • 808
    Total projects
  • $15M
    Invested in Alberta
  • 31
    Years of active collaboration

What our community is saying

  • "Alberta Ecotrust is a unique and a valuable resource to ensure many different organizations can address and take action on their project or area of concern. I  appreciate the work that Alberta Ecotrust does to bring  people and ideas from across the province together to learn from one another and share ideas. Many thanks!”-
    Andrea Hlady, Monthly Donor
  • “I have been a monthly donor to Alberta Ecotrust for 5 years. There are three reasons I am compelled to give. First, having spent most of my career working in the non-profit sector I understand the value of reliable monthly donations to support ongoing operations. Second, a donation to Alberta Ecotrust is one that also supports a wide range of non-profit organizations doing important work in our province on climate action, water and landscape conservation. Third, I believe in the incredible team of people who make up Alberta Ecotrust and it is a pleasure to play a small part in supporting their work. It feels good to give!”
    Rachelle Haddock, Monthly Donor
  • "Alberta Ecotrust is a unique and a valuable resource to ensure many different organizations can address and take action on their project or area of concern. I  appreciate the work that Alberta Ecotrust does to bring  people and ideas from across the province together to learn from one another and share ideas. Many thanks!”-
    Andrea Hlady, Monthly Donor
  • “I have been a monthly donor to Alberta Ecotrust for 5 years. There are three reasons I am compelled to give. First, having spent most of my career working in the non-profit sector I understand the value of reliable monthly donations to support ongoing operations. Second, a donation to Alberta Ecotrust is one that also supports a wide range of non-profit organizations doing important work in our province on climate action, water and landscape conservation. Third, I believe in the incredible team of people who make up Alberta Ecotrust and it is a pleasure to play a small part in supporting their work. It feels good to give!”
    Rachelle Haddock, Monthly Donor
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Collaborate with us to make a lasting impact

Our partners are the foundation of Alberta Ecotrust. We collaborate with corporations, government, businesses, charities and nonprofits to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to those working on environmental issues in Alberta.

Alberta Ecotrust Merch

  • Support local environmental action, in style.

    Canadian and sustainably-made using recycled acrylic yarn that is easy to wash. Our new toques are lightweight, stretchy, and surprisingly warm for superior comfort. All proceeds go towards our vision of a healthy environment for all Albertans.

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