When you donate to any organization, you want to ensure your donation will be used wisely, with care and discretion. We want to put your mind at ease. Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is committed to transparency and accountability.

Y2Y is a trans-boundary, non-profit organization focused on the conservation of one of the world’s remaining intact mountain ecosystems. 

As an environmental non-government organization, Y2Y operates as a registered 501 (c)(3) organization (#81-0535303) in the United States, as a Canadian Charity (#86430 1841 RR0001), and as an Alberta Society (#509093118).

Y2Y is committed to transparency and accountability. Y2Y holds a four star rating with Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. This means that in addition to adhering to good governance and other best practices Y2Y consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

How we use your donation

In 2018, 83 percent of Y2Y revenue directly supported our conservation projects and campaigns, and we were able to continue to keep fundraising and administration costs low.

Learn how we use your support and about the progress we’ve made since 1993.

Together, we will create new parks and protected areas, build wildlife-friendly highways, help people live peacefully with wildlife and heal damaged habitats throughout the Yellowstone to Yukon region.

Our work is driven by our mission, and only accepts funding that supports advancing our vision. Conservation challenges in the Y2Y region transcend borders. As such, we accept funding from both countries (and occasional donations from outside North America) and spend this funding on both sides of the border.

We do not knowingly accept funding from any entity seeking specifically to undermine local or regional economies. Please read through our Gift Acceptance Policy for more details.

Annual Report

Read our 2018 Impact Report, and discover how creative solutions resulted in conservation outcomes throughout the Yellowstone to Yukon region last year. You can also access previous editions of our Annual Report.

Financial Statements

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative – Montana Society

2018 Audited Financial Statements
2017 Audited Financial Statements
2016 Audited Financial Statements
2015 Audited Financial Statements
2014 Audited Financial Statements
2013 Audited Financial Statements
2012 Audited Financial Statements

2018 IRS 990 Form (Fiscal Year End 2018)
2017 IRS 990 Form (Fiscal Year End 2017)
2016 IRS 990 Form (Fiscal Year End 2016)
2015 IRS 990 Form (Fiscal Year End 2015)
2014 IRS 990 Form (Fiscal Year End 2014)
2013 IRS 990 Form (Fiscal Year End 2013)
2012 IRS 990 Form (Fiscal Year End 2012)

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative – Alberta Society

2018 Audited Financial Statements
2017 Audited Financial Statements
2016 Audited Financial Statements
2015 Audited Financial Statements
2014 Audited Financial Statements
2013 Audited Financial Statements
2012 Audited Financial Statements

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Foundation (Canada)

2018 Audited Financial Statements
2017 Audited Financial Statements
2016 Audited Financial Statements
2015 Audited Financial Statements
2014 Audited Financial Statements
2013 Audited Financial Statements
2012 Audited Financial Statements

2018 T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
2017 T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
2016 T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
2015 T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
2014 T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
2013 T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
2012 T3010 Registered Charity Information Return

Donation FAQs

Looking for our charitable registration number? Curious about our conservation impacts made possible with your donation? Have a question about your tax receipt? Visit our frequently asked donor questions to find the answers to these and other commonly-asked questions.

We’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for your interest in supporting Y2Y. If you have questions or need more information please call us toll free 1-800-966-7920 Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:00 pm (MST), or email us at info@y2y.net.

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