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Money doesn’t grow on trees, but it can help plant them.

Does your non-profit organization need funding for a wildlife conservation initiative? Are you a teacher with an idea for an ecology education program for students, but your school lacks the financial resources to make it happen?

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF), one of Canada’s longest-serving environmental charities, is inviting non-profit organizations with a charitable registration number, and schools, to apply for funding for their environment and wildlife projects at

“We know the recession has hurt the ability of charities and schools to fund their environment projects, so we’ve made a pledge to find a way to provide more financial support to more projects in 2010,” says Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, we welcome applications for funding so we can keep up the momentum to help Canadians make a positive impact on the environment and wildlife.”

Some of the types of projects that TD FEF funds include wildlife rehabilitation, education programs for children, environmental cleanups, tree planting campaigns, conservation and recycling initiatives and urban renewal projects.

How does TD FEF work?

  • One hundred per cent of every dollar donated goes directly to funding local projects in the community where the donation was made.
  • TD matches donations up to $1 million annually.
  • There are 93 chapters across Canada staffed by more than 800 volunteers.
  • When non-profit organizations and schools apply for funding, the local TD FEF Advisory Board recommends which projects to support in its area.
  • Project funding can range from less than $1,000 to more than $20,000 based on the scope of the project and how well the project meets funding criteria.

If you are interested in making a donation to TD FEF or submitting a request for financial support, please visit