The Big Give Christmas Challenge & Giving Tuesday




It’s coming up to that time of year again as we approach Christmas and two major fundraisers take place.  Here they are and watch for more charities coming on to the list in the next few days.  Why not make a donation on behalf of an animal lover for their Christmas present?

Giving Tuesday – 1 December 2020 #GivingTuesday

Do something for your favourite animal charity!  This could be anything from finding out how you can volunteer (if you don't already), spreading the word about their donation, asking people to make a donation on your behalf for your Christmas/birthday present, adopting an animal, or just straight donating.  Many charities have match funders going on, which means that if you donate, your donation could be matched - details will be on the charities' own websites.

The Thin Green Line
They have just had a fundraiser to raise urgently needed funds for 1,000 rangers and now on Giving Tuesday they are giving us all the chance to thank wildlife rangers for all they do to protect our cherished wildlife.    Please say thank you to rangers here. 

Help Tigers4Ever protect Bandhavgarh's Tigers from poachers and donate at Global Giving here or here

Snow Leopard Trust – Building Resilience:  Together we are Mighty
Help raise $70,000 by Giving Tuesday on 1 December and you’ll  trigger a $70,000 match made by 6 zoo partners to help snow leopards in the wild: The Big Cat Sanctuary, Foundation Le Pal Nature, La Passerelle, Zoo Basel, Zoo Dresden, and the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire.  

Animal Rahat, India
Give working bullocks a chance to escape the constant pain of a nose rope, exhausted and struggling beneath a heavy cart piled high with cargo, or suffering from untreated injuries or illnesses. Head to Animal Rahat.  You could also adopt a bullock, a horse, donkey, goat, dog or camel.  Find out more about adoptions here.

Giving Tuesday: Help Four Paws and spread a smile! 
Four Paws are sharing some of their rescue stories this #GivingTuesday and giving you the chance to make more changes, make a difference and make a smile.  Give them your support here.

Giving Tuesday:  Help Vital Ground help grizzly bears and other wildlife.
Giving Tuesday overlaps with Vital Ground’s annual Bart the Bear Memorial Campaign, a fundraising push at the end of this year to protect key habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife. This year’s campaign features a generous $40,000 matching challenge.  Find out more and donate here

Polar Bears International
Leading up to #GivingTuesday on 1 December 2020, Polar Bears International have a match funder going up to $20,000.   Donate and help polar bears!

Panthera is asking its supporters to renew their covenant with wild cats and make a promise to save these iconic species. Donate now and have your gift matched!

Giraffe Conservation Foundation
Please do something to help giraffes this Giving Tuesday.  That could mean adopting a giraffe, watching and sharing the You Tube video about the charity and its work, findint out more about giraffes and the challenges they face or making a donation or buying something from their shop.  

International Fund for Animal Welfare
IFAWS are aiming to raise £40,000 in a day,  £20 of it through donations, the rest from a match, to continue working around the world to rescue and rehabilitate animals, both great and small, end illegal wildlife trade and secure vital habitats.

Paso Pacifico
COVID-19 has led to an increase in illegal hunting in the Central American forests. Critically endangered black-handed spider monkeys are a target: poachers kill the mother monkeys and then take the babies and sell them on for profit.   Please donate on #GivingTuesday to help protect a baby spider monkey and help community rangers undertake forest patrols to guard against poaching, watch for wildfires and illegal logging and protect monkeys.  Your donation will be matched (up to $10,000)!

Sloth Conservation
If you love sloths, why not make a donation to Sloth Conservation who work to protect sloths in the wild.  Go to their website here.

Wildlife Conservation Society
The WCS has a match today, Giving Tuesday, to help wildlife around the world.  Donations are being matched 3 times, up to about $50,000.   Find out more here

Wildlands Network
Wildlands Network leads science-driven solutions that establish resilient landscapes across North America to protect the wildlife and wild spaces.  They advocate  for continental networks of continuous habitat and movement corridors as a key solution to preserving healthy ecosystems.  Their match is going on to 31 December 2020 up to $50,000 by the Biophilia Foundation.   Find out more here

Big Give Christmas Challenge


Give between 12 noon, 1 December and 12 noon, 8 December 2020 and donations can have double the impact.  One donation – twice the impact!  Over 750 charities are taking part.  It’s been a nightmare of a year for many of them
Animal Charities are listed here – they include


Rainforest Foundation UK
Help build a better future for the Congo’s rainforests – your donation will be doubled. Entrusting the protection of tropical rainforests to those communities living there is one of the fairest and most sustainable ways to protect the forest.  Target:  £40,000 Donate here


Sumatran Orangutan Society


Donations made to SOS via The Big Give between midday (GMT) on December 1st and midday (GMT) on December 8th 2020 will be doubled - at no extra cost to you! This funding will help the charity make a real and lasting impact on the survival of Sumatran orangutans and their rainforest home. Their target is £45,000.