W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Gift: $5,000,000
Recipient: ALUS Canada

Purpose: To help the organization, devoted to offsetting environmental footprints through agricultural stewardship, expand its national program across the country and help finance their ambitious New Acre Project, which incentivizes farmers and ranchers to convert their acreage into more environmentally-friendly practices of producing cleaner air, cleaner water and creating and preserving wildlife habitats.
Notable: Tamara Rebanks, chair of the Foundation’s conservation committee, announced the gift at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.