- What do you do?
- How do you do it?
- But what about the $$$- Where do you get your funding?
- What makes you different from other environmental conservation organizations?
- Are you subsidized by government(s)?
- How can I help?
- What is the link between your organization and the BC Wildlife Federation(BCWF)?
- How can I apply to work for BCCF?
- How do you fulfill your mission statement?
1. What do you do?
In short, we administer, implement and deliver a WIDE variety of conservation-related projects, including those we undertake for other organizations, in partnership and on our own. Rather than advocacy, we focus on science, education and stewardship. For an easy-reading, short description of what we do please follow this link or contact us.
2. How do you do it?
As a not-for-profit organization, BCCF is not constrained by the need to generate funds for shareholders and can therefore concentrate on developing projects and partnerships to support our mission: "the conservation and enhancement of fish, wildlife and their habitats." We operate primarily using the revenue from modest administration fees. Our financial activities are based on a cost-recovery model. We run a tight financial ship; every year we hire auditors to conduct an engagement review and once every four years we have them conduct a full audit.
3. But what about the $$$- Where do you get your funding?
Our funding comes from a combination of administration fees charged on contracts we manage, from foundations we apply to, and donations from the general public. We take NO operating grants from the public sector (e.g. governments) or special-interest political/ lobby groups.
4. What makes you different from other environmental conservation organizations?
The BCCF believes there is a role for every type of environmental organization. However, unlike many other organizations, the BCCF does not focus on a specific cause. The BC Conservation Foundation fulfills a niche in the province by implementing, managing and administering projects on a fee-for-service basis and will undertake a wide variety of conservation projects in partnership with government, industry, private groups, as well as education institutes.
5. Are you subsidized by government(s)?
6. How can I help?
There are several ways you can help. One is to make a tax deductible donation to BCCF. (Click on Giving Opportunties to donate now.) You can also contact us about ideas for developing projects and partnerships.
7. What is the link between your organization and the BC Wildlife Federation(BCWF)?
The two organizations are separate entities and operate independently of each other. While we were incorporated in 1969 by the directors of the BCWF as an organization to manage and complete projects on the ground on a day-to-day basis, we operate independently and pursue projects based on the need to enhance a particular species or habitat.
8. How can I apply to work for BCCF?
Please check our Opportunities page regularly. Instructions as to resume submission requirements will be posted with each job listing.
9. How do you fulfill your mission statement?
In 1997, the Board of Directors of the BC Conservation Foundation (BCCF) established a Land for Wildlife Fund (LFWF), which is funded from surpluses earned from the BCCF's project management services. The LFWF is a mechanism designed to pool resources toward the protection and acquisition of fish, wildlife and their habitat. The LFWF is the central unifying element of the BCCF's operation.
The general public is encouraged to participate by donating to the BCCF (click on Giving Opportunities to donate now) and consequently receiving tax receipts. Clients are encouraged to work with the BCCF with knowledge that any surplus from administration fees is allocation toward something they support; the purchase of land for fish and wildlife, the "renting" of migration corridors from land-owners to ensure wildlife values are kept and/or saving wildlife trees from being harvested to meet the need of surrounding wildlife.
As of this year (2012), the BCCF has partnered on the purchase of fifteen properties, donating between ten and one hundred thousand dollars to each property to a total of $440,750. To see a list of accomplishments please visit our Land for Wildlife site.
If you have a question you'd like answered, please send it to BCCF FAQ. You can expect a prompt, personal reply. We'll also post the question and reply in this section in the same anonymous format as above. We look forward to hearing from you.