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What does Conservations Allies do?

Conservation Allies is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit that was established in 2019. Our mission is to help organizations get the financial resources needed to make a major impact on biodiversity conservation.

Through a rigorous vetting process, we partner with the most dedicated and effective conservation organizations from around the world. We then provide financial support and a platform for these organizations to receive donations from the United States. All of this is done at no cost to the partner!

Conservation Allies is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Federal Tax EIN: 84-3985727). This enables us to receive donations on a partner’s behalf while offering the benefit of tax exemption to our donors in the United States. We act as a bridge between US donors and conservation organizations around the world, helping them to raise money that would otherwise be impossible.

Thanks to generous financial backing from our Board, Conservation Allies charges no overhead fees or administration costs on any donations. This means that 100% of your donation goes directly to the organization of your choice.

While we are not the only organization in the world offering this kind of partnership, most other organizations doing similar work can retain up to 20% of every donation.

  1. Conservation Allies collects donations for each of our partners.
  2. You receive a receipt for your donation. If you are based in the US, use this receipt to claim a tax deduction.
  3. We send the donations directly to the organization, without charging any additional administrative or service fees.
  4. The organization is able to continue its amazing work protecting biodiversity!
  • Most of our Partners are International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Members who have a track record of conservation achievements. IUCN brings together governments and civil society organizations, united under the common goal of protecting nature and conserving life on Earth. IUCN rigorously vets each prospective Member based on an independent assessment and references. Its entire membership of 1400 organizations reviews their application and votes on accepting the prospective Member, including national governments.
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  • Conservation Allies has been an active IUCN Member since 2023, contributing to the largest and oldest conservation network.
How much of my donation actually goes to the organization?

Conservation Allies charges no overhead fees or administration costs on donations made to any of our partners. That means 100% of your donation goes directly to the partner of your choice!

Yes. Donations are collected through DonorPerfect, a safe and secure donor management system. Neither Conservation Allies nor DonorPerfect will share your personal information. You will only receive communications from the organization you specifically donate to and Conservation Allies. You can opt-out at any time.

Yes. You will receive an email confirmation upon donation. You will also receive an end-of-year itemized receipt of all of your donations that year for tax purposes.  All donations made from the United States are fully tax-deductible.

Send us an email at donate@conservationallies.org. We are happy to answer any remaining questions you might have.

  • Once each of our Partners has been vetted and added to the Conservation Allies community, the Partner is required to submit project reports, including activities, financial accounting, accomplishments, and results of the project to date. These reports are circulated to all our supporters and publicly available on our news page so supporters can see how their donations are being used and what progress has been made.
  • Furthermore, we conduct a thorough due diligence renewal on all Partners every three years and make every effort to ensure each Partner is personally visited by our staff or experienced advisors every three years.
  • Importantly, our experienced team at Conservation Allies works with each of our nonprofit Partners to develop strategies, activities, and projects that enhance the impact and efficiency of their work. We pride ourselves on our collective experience to listen to our Partners and collaborate on new approaches that improve their impact. Overall, the value of our collaboration is multifaceted, creating a real partnership.
  • Conservation Allies' experienced nonprofit team performs rigorous due diligence on all our Partners in order to ensure they are performing their conservation projects in a transparent and accountable manner, and that they meet the respective national legal requirements for operating as a nonprofit.
  • We collect and review documentation for every Partner, including financial records, and project materials including reports, photos, and videos.
  • We also evaluate each of our Partner’s capacity to implement activities, to communicate their work, and to scale up where and when needed.
  • We undertake a rigorous due diligence review to satisfy IRS guidelines for international grant-making and we follow U.S. Treasury Department guidelines that each partner is compliant with anti-terrorism.