Types of Donations

Gifts of U.S. cash

Donating by check

Please make checks payable to “American Friends of Canadian Nature, Inc.” and mail them to:

American Friends of Canadian Nature

245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 410

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 3J1

Donating online                                                                                                       

If you prefer to make an online donation by credit card, please visit our JustGiving page.


Gifts of publicly traded securities

If you wish to make a gift of publicly traded securities, please contact us to make arrangements.


Gifts of land

If you own an ecologically significant property that you would like to donate to a Canadian land conservation organization, the American Friends of Nature Conservancy of Canada, Inc. (AFCN) may be able to help.

AFCN can facilitate gifts of Canadian conservation lands owned by U.S. residents, conditional upon meeting certain criteria. AFCN holds Prescribed Donee status under the Canadian Income Tax Act so that, in addition to qualifying for income tax deduction in the U.S., appropriate gifts will also be exempt from capital gains tax in Canada. (Note: the Canada Revenue Agency may require that a donor post security until the donor files a Canadian income tax return for the year in which the gift to AFCN was made.)

The Board of Directors of AFCN will determine how best to use and protect gifts of conservation lands. AFCN may enter into stewardship agreements with Canadian conservation charities such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada and/or may transfer ownership of the land or interest in land when it determines that to be the best option for a particular property.

For further information about land donations, please contact us.