The Pacific Salmon Endowment Fund Society was created in 2001 by the government of Canada to manage a $30 Million endowment fund. The Society is an integral part of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s ability to maximize the impact of donor dollars as its support covers much of the Foundation’s capacity and core costs. As a result, 90 per cent of donations are allocated to fund grants and science-driven conservation projects. Recently, the society has become a partner in the Foundation’s research and restoration efforts in the Strait of Georgia through the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project.