About us

The Gosling Foundation is a private, registered philanthropic foundation. We act as an environmental venture fund, identifying and supporting strategic projects that enhance the capacity of organizations to protect and restore nature. We are driven by our passion to protect birds in particular and the natural environment more broadly. The Foundation is a sustaining member of Environment Funders Canada.
Our history
The Gosling Foundation began in 1977 as the Outdoor Art and Science School. Our initial focus was supporting publications about protecting natural amenities, as well as organizing nature and environmental courses for adults in a number of communities. In 1987, the Foundation partnered with the University of Guelph to create, develop and maintain the Gosling Wildlife Gardens. Over the years, the Outdoor Art and Science School initiated and supported a variety of environmental education and research projects.
In December 2000, our name changed to the Gosling Foundation.