Partners & Supporters - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Idaho mallard banding

partners & supporters

A mallard is released after being banded for a collaborating project between Idaho Fish and Game and Y2Y in Idaho. Image: Scott Rulander

Y2Y’s role is to provide the vision for a healthy Yellowstone to Yukon landscape, and to bring partners together to achieve as a network what none of us can accomplish alone. Everything Y2Y does, we do with our partners. Whether it is other conservation groups, local landowners, businesses, government agencies, Indigenous Peoples, scientists, or others, partners are the force behind the Yellowstone to Yukon vision. Together, we protect this landscape at the scale that nature demands.

I am keen to continue working with Y2Y to advance science and policy that safeguard wildlife and ecosystems for future generations.

Mateen Hessami, wildlife ecologist and Y2Y partner

our partners

Y2Y partners are defined as any individuals or groups that have, in the previous two years: received financial support from Y2Y; been contracted by Y2Y to undertake scientific research or other work; participated in the development or implementation of a collaborative conservation plan or project in one of our Priority Areas, or expressed support for the Yellowstone to Yukon vision and identified themselves publicly as a Y2Y partner.

Since 1993 we’ve worked with more than 700 partners, building a movement that unifies voices and people who support large-scale land conservation. Since 2021, we’re proud to have worked with the following partners:

foundation, corporate, and government supporters

Support from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals is critical to Y2Y’s success. Without these gifts, our vision for a healthy and connected Yellowstone to Yukon region would be impossible to achieve. We’re proud of this support. Below is a list of donor-advised funds, individuals, family foundations, and corporate and grant funders who have gifted more than $1,000 in support of conservation goals in the U.S. and/or Canada:

The Alben F. Bates and Clara G. Bates Foundation

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

The Alpine Club of Canada

Animal Welfare Institute

Anonymous donor advised fund at The Chicago Community Foundation

Banff Canmore Community Foundation

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Bergmann and Filakosky Donor Advised Fund

Bunting Family Foundation

Calgary Foundation

The Chawkers Foundation

The Cinnabar Foundation

Consecon Foundation

The Conservation Alliance

Cross Charitable Foundation

The Crown Goodman Family

Don and Joan Stanley Family Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation

The Donald Slavik Family Foundation

The Donner Canadian Foundation

Eleanor and Fred Winston – The Longview Foundation

Ernest J. Abele Fund of the Columbus Foundation

Fall Line Initiatives Fund at Calgary Foundation

Fanwood Foundation

Franklin Philanthropic Foundation

Fredrick Prahl and Karen Skjei

Gencon Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Government of Alberta Community Initiatives Program

Greg Cote and Nancy Rourke

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation

Harvey Locke Conservation Inc.

Head and Heart Foundation

The Henry and Susan Rose Family Fund

House Family Foundation

Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Jeff and Jacqueline Miller

Joe Albright and Marcia Kunstel Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole

John A. Mills and Susan K. Mills Charitable Fund

The Kendeda Fund

The Laura L. Tiberti Charitable Foundation

Lolo National Forest, Northern Region, USDA Forest Service

Mactaggart Third Fund

Maine Beer Company

Mary and Charles Sethness Charitable Foundation

Mastercard Foundation

Merrill Chester Gregg and Josh Gregg

Michael Olshavsky

Missy Mayfield, Spotted Mutt Fund

The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas


National Forest Foundation

The New York Community Trust

October Hill Foundation Inc.

Onwardup Sales and Marketing, Ltd.

The Otis Booth Foundation

Palmer Family Foundation

Parks Canada Agency

Peter H. Bachman and Janet Rice Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Pumpkin Hill Foundation

Ravenswood Charitable Foundation

RBC Foundation

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

Rebecca Patton and Tom Goodrich

Robert and Michele Keith

Robert S. Hunter Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable

The Round Barn at Twin Bridges

Ruby Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation

Sanders County Resource Advisory Committee

Screaming Retriever Brewing Company

The Sitka Foundation

Stephanie and Andrew Towell

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Turner Foundation, Inc.

Vancouver Foundation

The Volgenau Foundation

Weeden Foundation

Weston Family Foundation

Wilburforce Foundation

Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund, Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Winkler Family Foundation

Woodcock Foundation