Want to donate in a more meaningful and rewarding way? Want to help empower people living with wildlife to save it?
You are invited to join the Wildlife Guardian Fund (WGF) and be part of a grass-roots movement to pool our financial resources for greater leverage, enabling a game-changing impact!
Too often when we make a donation to a charity, we don’t know where or how it will be spent and the only follow up is to seek more funding. WGF is different – this is engaged giving. Members of the group pool their individual donations and together we decide by e-voting each April as to which projects to support. Donations are tax deductible and 100 per cent of the donation is allocated to the projects chosen to support – there are no administration fees as we are volunteers.The Fund is a “giving group” which means we are a group of people who pool their individual donations and together decide how to allocate those funds. Giving groups are becoming more and more popular as an alternative way to donate – you get to be more engaged and give in a meaningful and impactful way. WGF provides grants for community-led conservation in Indonesia to save endangered wildlife and to protect critical rainforest. We fund education, training and jobs in conservation to empower people to become leaders and guardians of their local environment. Empowering people to change their lifestyles is often the cheapest solution with the greatest impact to reduce threats to ecosystems and wildlife. The problem: Too often we hear about rapid deforestation in Indonesia and the high number of critically endangered animals, like orangutans and tigers, that are on the brink of extinction. The scale of the problem can seem so large and overwhelming that we can feel powerless to stop it. But these problems can be turned around, and each one of us can easily be a part of the solution, especially if we combine our skills and resources. The solution: The Wildlife Guardian Fund brings together people and businesses with a shared passion for wildlife conservation and social justice, and by using our collective efforts, we will have a game-changing impact. Together we will support community-led conservation; a critical part of the solution that is often overlooked. The forests and wildlife can never be truly protected without involving the people who call the forest their home and empowering them to be guardians of their environment.
“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro