American Friends

St. Peter's Island lighthouse by Brett MacKinnon

American Friends

Prince Edward Island has long enjoyed a strong bond with many regions of the United States. Historically, many

US taxpayers can support our work with a gift that is tax deductible in the US!

Thanks to a partnership with American Friends of Canadian Conservation (AFCC) you can help Island Nature Trust by making a tax-deductible contribution of cash or securities.

Support our work in one of the following ways:

· Donate online Island Nature Trust – AMERICAN FRIENDS ( at AFCC’s secure site using your credit card or PayPal. You can make a one-time contribution, or arrange for your donation to recur at any interval convenient for you.

· Donate stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares to AFCC to avoid US capital gains taxes while receiving a tax deduction for the current value of your securities. Contact AFCC staff at 250-688-1508 in Canada, or 360-515-7171 in the US, or for instructions.

· Mail a check (in US funds) to:
American Friends of Canadian Conservation 336 36th Street #717 Bellingham, WA 98225

Print, fill out, sign and send a Grant Recommendation with your check to request that AFCC uses your donation to make a grant to Island Nature Trust. The language in the recommendation is necessary for your gift to be tax deductible in the US.

Thank you for your support of Island Nature Trust through the partnership with AFCC!

You can conserve your Canadian property through a gift that is tax deductible in the US.

American Friends of Canadian Conservation (AFCC) was created to remove the tax and legal barriers that prevented US taxpayers from permanently protecting their Canadian natural lands. Gifts of land and conservation easements (aka covenants, servitudes) to AFCC are charitable donations in the US and effectively not subject to Canadian capital gains. Learn about the bi-national tax incentives by downloading Save Some Green: a handbook for US taxpayers from AFCC’s website.

Island Nature Trust would partner with AFCC to complete your conservation gift and would be the local land steward.

Contact us to discuss your property and conservation interests, or AFCC’s cross-border conservation experts at 250-688-1508 in Canada, or 360-515-7171 in the US, or for information about tax benefits and the procedures for making a land or easement gift.

families had members traveling back and forth to Boston or elsewhere on the U.S eastern seaboard for work. Those family ties often remain, with cousins, grandparents or other relations on both sides of the border. The Island has also long been a draw for Americans wanting to get away from it all for the summer holidays. Currently, American ownership in PEI is a little more than 3 % of all land.

Island Nature Trust can provide some tax benefits to Americans who want to support our conservation work through donations of land, securities or cash. Since 2018, we are a grantee and partner with American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts. This American charity is able to provide American taxpayers with charitable tax receipts that can be applied to their U.S. income. To find out more, please contact us or American Friends of Canadian Conservation. You can also find a helpful guide to cross-border conservation on our Resources page.

We all share a unique connection to nature, and our supporters express it in diverse ways.
They are our Champions of Nature, coming from various backgrounds – from hands-on volunteers to
digital advocates, creative fundraisers, and generous donors.

Are you passionate about hands-on conservation efforts or getting directly involved in nature protection?

Are you interested in supporting nature through financial contributions or potentially donating land for long-term protection?

Are you an artisan or entrepreneur and enjoy using your creativity to raise funds for nature conservation?

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