The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education supports innovative environmental research and education initiatives to increase understanding within society of the way we produce and consume energy, the impact on the environment and the consequences for communities, as well as options for the more sustainable use of energy natural resources.
The Pembina Foundation contracts non-profit organizations engaged in energy and environmental issues and other qualified personnel to deliver on its work.
The Pembina Foundation's program areas include the following:
The Pembina Foundation is committed to adhering to the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Donor Bill of Rights.
The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education is a federally-registered charitable organization. The Pembina Foundation provides official donation receipts for all charitable donations.
Charitable Registration Number: 875787913RR0001Audited financial statements for the Pembina Foundation are included in our annual report. Detailed financial statements are available upon request.
Our History: Building on the Work of the GAIA Foundation
The Pembina Foundation opens a new chapter in supporting innovative environmental research and education initiatives, building on the work previously supported through the Alberta-based GAIA Foundation for Earth Education.
As a federally-registered charitable organization under the leadership of the former GAIA Board of Directors, the foundation will have increased capacity to engage donors from across Canada in advancing our society's understanding of sustainable environmental practices through innovative research and education initiatives that engage students, communities and decision makers. We look forward to continuing to build on the past success of the GAIA Foundation!
The Pembina Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board is responsible for defining the foundation's strategic objectives and budget; ensuring financial and project due diligence, and; providing strategic advice and fundraising support to the foundation's executive director.
For a listing of our current board members, see the Board and Staff section.