We decided back in 2002 to donate a portion of our domain registration
fees to support charities (currently $0.50 cents CDN per domain year).
We tried to pick a small group of charities (so the funds raised per
charity is big enough to be worth handling) that represent a wide range
of charitable causes.
How big a deal is this? Initially it raised about $200/mo for charity,
and has almost constantly increased. In mid 2005 it was running
aproximately $600/mo and we expect it to continue growing.
"TLC protects important habitat for plants, animals and natural communities as well as properties with historical, cultural,
scientific, scenic or compatible recreational value."
... mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the
quality of life of people living with cancer.
The Red Cross works to alleviate suffering caused by fighting.
But we also help people in times of peace to strengthen their
capacities to live healthier lives and avoid conflicts and
"We work with government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work, and acting as a catalyst for the social change that today's situation demands."
Some folks see the Suzuki Foundation as being unrealistic and/or extremist.
I (Tom) won't argue about that. I do believe that as a society we need to
know what the extremes are, so that we can see what mainstream is.
If we can shift mainstream to being a little more green, that is good.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was created to defend our
rights to think, speak, and share our ideas, thoughts, and needs using
new technologies, such as the Internet and the World Wide Web. EFF is
the first to identify threats to our basic rights online and to
advocate on behalf of free expression in the digital age.
Oxfam Canada works with partner organizations in over 20 countries in
Africa, Central and South America and the Caribbean to help people tackle
the root causes of poverty, social injustice and inequality, creating
self-reliant and sustainable communities.
To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a
future in which humans live in harmony with nature,
The FONV acts to preserve and protect the natural environment in
areas of special significance. FONV projects include working
toward establishing the Brittany Triangle Wild Horse Preserve
where truly wild horses have existed for centuries, sharing
habitat with grizzly bears, wolves and mountain lions. (As of
October 2011 we have stopped donating to FONV and will donate to
the David Suzuki Foundation instead.)
This page, this list of charties, and our donation scheme are all works
in progress. Your feedback would be appreciated.