June 14, 2021.
Welcome to The ChariTREE Foundation (TCF) 2020 Annual Meeting.
The ChariTree Foundation
Greater Vancouver, Canada
Last Meeting Follow-Up
• No outstanding items from the executive director.
Andrea Koehle Jones, Hilda Wood, David Jones, John Koehle and Dr. Michael Koehle
Since Earth Day 2006, The ChariTree Foundation has strived to grow environmental education opportunities for children across Canada and around the world.
In these uncertain days, The ChariTree Foundation sought opportunities to get more children outdoors and engaged in environmental education by:
- Helping to fund construction of outdoor classrooms at schools across Canada. (This is a new program initiated during the pandemic)
- Supporting environmental education and tree planting programs at schools and camps
- Working with other environmental education advocates and climate change leaders through various meeting including the United Nations Environment Program Youth Environment Assembly (climate meetings in February and June, 2021)
Executive Director’s Report
Despite the pandemic, The ChariTree Foundation has had a great year supporting various children’s environmental education programs and will continue to operate
as Canada’s children’s environmental education charity.
In summary this year, The ChariTree Foundation (TCF) donated $44,186 to other registered Canadian charities that run children’s environmental education programs. The ChariTree Foundation received $26,659.32 in donations.
Environmental education and tree planting programs $40,686
- $30,000 to Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) for Green Schools in Malawi. (Jun 12, 2020) Toronto, ON
- $1,000 Cumberland Community Forests. (June 12, 2020) Cumberland, BC
- $200 Green Kids Inc. (Dec 9, 2020) Winnipeg, MB
- $200 to Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) for a children’s tree planting project in Malawi. (Dec 16, 2020) Toronto, ON
- $500 Camp Misquah Green Camp Fund (Dec 16, 2020) Gracefield, QC
- $8,286 Canadian Friends of Fresh & Green Academy environmental education programs for children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Dec 30, 2020) Toronto, ON
- $500 Camp Kawartha (Dec 30, 2020) Douro-Dummer, ON
Outdoor Classrooms $3,500
- $1,000 École Sherwood Park Elementary, North Vancouver, BC (Dec 21, 2020)
- $1,000 Eaton School, Eatonia, SK (Dec 30, 2020)
- $500 Rockridge Secondary School, West Vancouver, BC (Dec 1, 2020) $1,000 J.Alfred Laird School (Rocky Mountain School District No.6) (Dec 31, 2021)
“The ChariTree Foundation is helping EYA engage youth facing barriers in hands-on environmental education which equips them with the skills and passion to steward the environment for future generations.” — Environmental Youth Alliance in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
BIPOC and marginalized youth participate in outdoor learning opportunities growing thousands of native plant seedlings, restoring urban wildlife habitat, and stewarding Indigenous foodscapes while learning about native plant identification, propagation, seed collection, invasive plant identification and removal techniques, native plant planting techniques, ecological connections between native plants + wildlife, Indigenous perspectives on plant/animal relations and reciprocity with the land + medicinal and edible properties of native plants.
The ChariTree Foundation Partnerships
Executive Director Andrea Koehle Jones, The ChariTree Foundation board members and other volunteers continue to choose to work without compensation so overhead has remained low. This means that donations go directly to children.
In Canada, The ChariTree Foundation works with schools, community groups, summer camps and other children’s organizations. Internationally, the foundation partners with other Canadian non-government organizations working abroad.
This work would not be possible without the generous support of various foundations, individual donors and international partners.
International Environmental Education Program Partners
Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR)
Canadian Friends of Fresh & Green Academy
- The FirstLine Foundation, Toronto, ON / Vancouver, BC
- Link Charity, Toronto, ON
- Canadahelps.org, Toronto, ON
Total 2020 Donations to The ChariTree Foundation = $26,685.17
Cheque/transfer Donations to The ChariTree Foundation from other charities: $26,000
- $16,000 donation on June 18, 2020 from The FirstLine Foundation
- $10,000 donation on December 17, 2020 from The FirstLine Foundation
2020 Donations via Canada Helps: $685.17
Fiscal 2020 Financials
The ChariTree Foundation’s overhead is 4.1% (including fundraising), which is well below the average Non-Profit organization overhead expenditure of 16%.