The David Suzuki Foundation

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One nature. We are nature. All people, and all species. We are interconnected with nature, and with each other. What we do to the planet and its living creatures, we do to ourselves. This is the fundamental truth guiding our work at the David Suzuki Foundation. Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, we work to conserve and protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada. We regularly collaborate with non-profit and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses and individuals. Our mission is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future. Our vision is that within a generation, Canadians will act on the understanding that we are all interconnected and interdependent with nature. We are humbled that Canadians consistently name the David Suzuki Foundation the country’s most credible and reliable source of evidence-based environmental information, and consider us the lead organization working with government and business to resolve critical environmental issues. Always grounded in sound evidence, we empower people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face. “We are creatures of the Earth, and everything we learn about the Earth teaches us about ourselves.” — David Suzuki


  • map-point219–2211 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6K4S2

  • map-point1-800-453-1533

  • map-pointhttp://davidsuzuki.org

  • map-pointContact person: Community Giving

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 127756716RR0001

  • map-point77 full-time staff

  • map-pointcommunitygiving@davidsuzuki.org

2018 Revenues: $11,679,469

<b>5403576</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>417025</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>2727009</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>427146</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>0</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>2704713</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $10,480,499

<b>7378892</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>1779300</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>638154</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>96578</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>587575</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $20,807,956

<b>3278660</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>235782</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>16662661</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>220224</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>410629</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $3,042,111

<b>579148</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>2462963</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

The David Suzuki Foundation's headquarters is located at 219–2211 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6K4S2.

Breakdown of Programs

50 30 20


Where the Money Goes

External Fundraising

Fundraising Methods

Ads Auctions Door to Door Dinners Sales Internet Mail Planned Giving Corporate Contacts Phone Cause Marketing Other