Nature Vancouver (formally Vancouver Nature History Society) is a not-for-profit society registered under the BC Societies Act and a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). You can find the Society’s registration number and financial information on CRA’s website: T3010 Registered Charity Information Return (cra-arc.gc.ca).
Donations to the Society are eligible for a charitable tax credit. Donation receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more in cash or listed securities.
Donations can be directed to anyone of the following Nature Vancouver Funds:
The Conservation Fund was established in 2001 to hold funds raised or donated for specific conservation projects or to support conservation initiatives in general.
Endowment Fund (includes Nature Vancouver Scholarships)
The Endowment Fund was established in 1998 to be a source of revenue for the Society which will supplement membership dues and which will grow over time. Up to 75 percent of the annual earnings of the fund can be used for the operations of the Society. There are no conditions on the expenditure of these funds.
Donations can be made in one of the following ways:
- Go to Donate via PayPal Giving Fund – VNHS and donate using your credit card. You do not need a PayPal account. PayPal Giving Fund does not charge any fees for your donation, which means 100% of your donation will go to Nature Vancouver. PayPal Giving Fund also issues the receipt immediately by email. However, PayPal Giving Fund does not allow for donation designation. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after the donation to advise the designation of your donation to a specific fund.
- You can send a cheque payable to Nature Vancouver, Attn: Treasurer (with Nature Vancouver Scholarship noted on the memo line of the cheque). Our mailing address is: PO Box 3021, Stn. Terminal, Vancouver BC V6B 3X5
- You can send an interact eTransfer to email@example.com through your online banking or mobile banking and follow up with an email to advise your mailing address for the donation receipt.
- If you are planning to donate in kind (e.g. securities), please contact Treasurer Adele Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Donating securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.) that have appreciated in value has additional tax advantages over selling them and donating in cash.