Building a foundation for the future
Protecting special places in perpetuity requires financial resources that will last just as long. Endowment funds are powerful tools that TLC uses to establish permanent, self-sustaining sources of support for our vital work and the properties we preserve.
How endowment funds work:
Making a donation to an endowment fund is like giving a gift that will keep on giving. Once added to an endowment, your money is invested by a fund manager, who guarantees a specified rate of return. Each year, TLC receives interest on the investment to use on current projects and operations as required. The principal is reinvested for future years, giving TLC the financial stability to make effective long-term plans for the stewardship of BC’s special places.
To make your endowment fund gift now, give our office a call at 1-877-485-2422.
Jack Eldridge Memorial Fund for Abkhazi Garden
A TLC Member for more than 18 years, Jack was a hands-on volunteer at many of the land trust’s sites, but no site saw more of Jack’s passion and care than Abkhazi Garden in Victoria. To commemorate his legacy, TLC has created the Jack Eldridge Memorial Fund for Abkhazi Garden from the generous bequest Jack thoughtfully left the organization. Held with the Victoria Foundation, TLC announced an initial investment of $100,000 to help ensure that Abkhazi Garden is protected for the community to enjoy and honour Jack’s lasting legacy.
TLC Endowment Fund
The TLC Endowment Fund supports all the work we do throughout BC – from acquisition, to maintenance, to public awareness. Growing this fund is critical to the survival of the properties we care for, and the ones we’re still fighting to protect. Your donation of $1000 or more can help us grow this fund, and build a legacy that will last the test of time.
TLC’s Ours Forever Endowment Fund
Specifically created to support TLC’s work in the Capital Region, this fund helps TLC save special places under threat from development pressures on southern Vancouver Island and, where possible, keep them open for everyone to enjoy. TLC Ours Forever Endowment Fund is held with the Victoria Foundation.
Margarete Tumbach Agricultural Stewardship Endowment Fund
Established in memory of Margarete Tumbach – a TLC staff member who died in a tragic hiking accident – proceeds from this fund help preserve BC’s precious agricultural lands, and support TLC’s agricultural stewardship programs. The Margarete Anna Tumbach Agricultural Stewardship Endowment Fund is held with the Vancouver Foundation.
Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia
Jointly administered by TLC and the Heritage Society of BC, proceeds from this fund are used to support many local heritage projects around the province, with the aim of conserving and promoting BC’s heritage resources. For more information about the Heritage Legacy Fund, click here.
TLC The Land Conservancy of BC Endowment Fund – South Okanagan
Similar to our general TLC Endowment Fund, this fund provides support for TLC projects in BC’s famous Okanagan Valley.
To make a donation to one of these endowment funds, contact our office at 1-877-485-2422.