Kwela 1% Plan
We created our own 1% Plan to help increase funding of causes we care about. We hope you’ll care about them too.
Kwela donates 1% of its revenues—irrespective of profits made—to selected social and environmental causes (the causes we currently support are listed below). Clients direct these funds by letting us know how to split their 1% amongst the charities we’ve chosen to support at this time. It’s another way for us to work together and both get involved in something that strives to help make the world a better place. The current charities we support include (listed alphabetically):
Education Without Borders www.educationwithoutborders.ca
Education Without Borders is a Canadian charity whose mandate is to provide educational opportunities and school facilities in black communities in South Africa. Some current initiatives are: the design and implementation of a teacher volunteer program, the implementation of Math programs, the building of food gardens, and the establishment of photographic arts and dance programs.
First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation www.fpcf.ca
Established in 2000, the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) supports the vitality of Indigenous languages, arts and cultural heritage in B.C. A registered charity, FPCF provides grant funding to Indigenous organizations and communities to help ensure Indigenous languages, arts and cultural heritage are strong, supported and passed on from generation to generation.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society www.seashepherd.org
Sea Shepherd is an international organization working to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species for future generations. Activities targeted include marine wildlife poaching, illegal whaling, helping poor countries fight illegal fishing by foreign fleets, protection of pacific salmon and removal of discarded fishing gear.