How to Donate

Georgian Bay Forever, formerly the GBA Foundation, is a registered Canadian charity (#89531 1066 RR0001). We work with the Great Lakes Basin Conservancy for donors in the United States, as well as other stakeholder groups all around the Great Lakes.

Our donors are committed to protecting Georgian Bay for future generations. Forever is a long time. If we hope to preserve the Bay for ourselves and generations to come, we all need to keep on top of the issues that threaten the health of the Bay. If you need any additional information regarding any of the ways to give, please contact Amber Gordon-Bunn at 905-880-4945 ext 3 or

Donate now online , or consider these six ways that you can make a difference. Every contribution helps!

Ways to Give

Your gift will make a difference. Donate today to help protect the waters of Georgian Bay and our ecologically significant ecosystems and species at risk.

Canadian Donors

  • To make an online donation, please click here
  • Or download our donations form and mail it in.
  • Please note: Georgian Bay Forever will provide a tax receipt for your gift.
  • American Donors

  • To make a donation, please contact Mindy Tabor at Great Lakes Basin Conservancy at (440) 376-8644 or via email, or through paypal at
  • Or download the Georgian Bay Forever donation form for United State’s donors and mail to:
    Great Lakes Basin Conservancy
    P.O. Box #504
    Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
    United State of America
  • Please note: The Great Lakes Basin Conservancy will provide a tax receipt for your gift, and your gift will be designated directly to Georgian Bay Forever to ensure that the pristine waters of Georgian Bay are protected for your children’s children’s children!
  • Your ongoing support through a multi-year gift will enable us to plan and allocate resources efficiently to achieve the highest long-range impact. By making a multi-year pledge to Georgian Bay Forever, you are investing in a game-changing long-term plan to fund accredited research projects and public education to address critical issues affecting Georgian Bay. Georgian Bay Forever will ensure that your gift has tremendous and long-lasting effects on the health and well-being of Georgian Bay.

    Please contact Amber Gordon-Bunn at 905-880-4945 ext 3 or for more information.

    Click here to download our pledge form, or click here to make an online pledge.

    Legacy Giving or, as it is often called, Planned Giving, is a form of charitable giving that allows you to commit today to making a gift of any size to GBF in the future. Leaving a legacy gift is a contribution to the future sustainability of Georgian Bay - a special place that means so much to you and your family.

    There are many way to make a legacy gift. The easiest and most efficient way is through a charitable bequest. A bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charity through your last will and testament.

    Please contact Amber Gordon-Bunn at 905-880-4945 ext 3 or for more information.

    There have been important changes to the taxation of charitable gifts and securities. It is now even more tax-advantageous for you to make a gift of stock rather than cash and provides another way for you to invest in Georgian Bay Forever. You will receive a tax receipt for the fully appreciated value of the donation and will no longer pay any capital gains tax.

    If this method works for you, the easiest way to make a gift of stock is to have the shares electronically transferred from your account to Georgian Bay Forever's account. The receipt value will be for the price of the stock on the day GBF receives and/or sells the shares. Please download the GBF securities transfer form here.

    Please contact Amber Gordon-Bunn at 905-880-4945 ext 3 or for more information.

    Monthly giving is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to support GBF. Monthly giving allows us to plan effectively and put more of your donated dollars towards core project funding while reducing fundraising costs. It's also a great way to increase your charitable giving without putting a strain on your pocketbook. If you have never considered monthly giving, we urge you to give it some thought! It is a great way to make your ripple turn into a wave.

    Please contact Amber Gordon-Bunn at 905-880-4945 ext 3 or for more information.

    Click here to go directly to our donate page to make your gift.

    Give a gift in honour of a family member, a relative, a friend, or another local cottager who has made an impact in your life and loves the Bay as you do! Celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, a wedding, a retirement, a birth, or any other milestone in your life and help protect our water and ecosystems.

    Make a special in memoriam gift to honour the life of a loved one, friend or an acquaintance who is no longer with you. Help preserve and protect the Bay for other "GBayers" in the name of your special someone.

    GBF will provide a tax receipt for your gift. As well, we will send a card or letter to the individual, family or next of kin indicating that a gift has been made from you.

    Please contact Amber Gordon-Bunn at 905-880-4945 ext 3 or for more information.

    Click here to make a memories are forever gift.