The Wilson 5 Foundation is making lasting contributions to British Columbia by supporting land conservancy, parks and public art that encourage movement.
The Foundation has embarked on a series of initiatives in support of our purpose.
- British Columbia is Canada’s westernmost province and its rugged coastline stretches for 25,725 kilometres (15,985 miles) and includes tens of thousands of marine islands, the overwhelming majority of which are uninhabited.
- BC is home to approximately 1,000 provincial parks and 7 national parks. These parks protect the natural and diverse wilderness of the province.
- Approximately 14% of BC’s land is protected.
Partnered with the Nature Trust of BC to purchase and re-naturalize an infill property at the mouth of the Englishman River Estuary on Vancouver Island that flows into the Salish Sea.Learn More
Partnered with the BC Parks Foundation on the purchase and preservation in perpetuity of several Islands of the Salish Sea including West Ballenas, Saturnina Island, and critical parts of Lasqueti Island.Learn More
Partnered with the Loon Foundation for the Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station (“PODS”) - a proposed marine and freshwater research and education facility to be located in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.Learn More
Wilson 5 Foundation pledges $100 Million to preserve and protect British Columbia’s natural spacesLearn More
The Wilson 5 Foundation maximizes impact through highly focused funding of select initiatives with established partners.
Acres of Salish Sea waterfront preserved for BC Parks
The year the foundation was formed
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Who We Are
Chip and Summer Wilson are innovative entrepreneurs who continually strive to make a difference and elevate to greatness.
Working alongside Chip and Summer are the 5 Wilson boys: JJ, Brett, Duke, Tag and Tor. Together, the family designs donation strategies that are impactful and foster a tradition and appreciation for philanthropy for generations to come.