Donate for the Trees Today to Make a Local & Global Difference
Why Give to Us?
Donate for the trees today! Your donation to Whatcom Million Trees Project will further our mission to plant — and protect — one-million trees in Whatcom County. We’re developing innovative partnerships to quadruple local tree-planting & protection. As an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit, more than 90% of donated funds will directly support those efforts.
Note we have received a Gold Seal of Transparency by Candid/Guidestar, the main reference source and certifier of all 501c3 non-profits nationally.
Donations to us fund…
Old-growth & legacy
Innovative programs to
Infill tree-plantings in
parks and key urban lands
New tree buffers along
roadways and industry
Fruit/nut trees for
greater food resiliency
(State & local) for trees
...and much much more!
Click Here to See All of Our Current & Upcoming Tree Projects
All to do our part to urgently address climate & biodiversity crises and to enhance the health/resilience of our local communities. Please support our important mission. Donate for the trees today — to help our region, and the world in so many ways. Your much-needed ACTION today will build tangible PROGRESS and HOPE for everyone in our communities.
Eight Ways To Give
Use Our Giving App
Our online app is slick & easy to use, with lots of cool donation options.
Automatically give .5% of your Amazon purchases, at NO cost to you!
Round Up Change
Donate for the trees by rounding up the change in your purchases!
Mail a Check
Print our simple form and then mail it to us with your check — easy-peasy!
Open a savings account at Atmos to earn high interest that helps us!
Via Facebook or crowdfunding sites, raise money for WMTP!
Give while avoiding capital gains on increased value, or other advantages.
Plan a Legacy Gift
Create a legacy via your Will, Trust, or a beneficiary designation.
Use Our Giving App
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A donation receipt for annual tax purposes will be emailed to all donors.
Thank you for making our community — and the world — a better place for all living beings!
Special Donor Recognition
Donors of $250 or more will receive a beautiful (and re-useable!) thank you card from us.
Circle of Cedars Donors of $1,000 or more will receive priority recognition on our website, annual report, etc., unless you wish to be anonymous.
Climate Hero Donors of $10,000 or more will additionally receive ‘insider’ news periodically from our Executive Director and will be invited to exclusive event gatherings!
Donate Stock or Property
Sitting on appreciated stocks, mutual funds, bonds or other non-cash assets? Want to use them to better this amazing planet? Give more, make a bigger impact, and save money all at the same time.
Donate for the trees — to help everyone in our community. Feel good in your heart by helping to address urgent climate & biodiversity crises via projects that improve the health and resilience of our local communities.
By contributing appreciated shares or other non-cash assets to our 501c3 nonprofit, you’ll avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated amounts, allowing you to make a bigger impact with your donation. Also, you’ll likely benefit from a higher charitable tax deduction because of the larger donation.
We’re listed with donor-advised funds such as Vanguard Charitable, Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable for seamless transfers. We can facilitate donations from other sources, too. Please contact us to learn more.
Plan a Legacy Gift
Create a lasting legacy by naming Whatcom Million Trees Project as the direct beneficiary of specific assets, a portion or percentage of your estate, or of your residual estate after payment of other specific bequests. As a 501c3 non-profit, all bequests to us are exempt from state and federal estate taxes and can therefore offer you substantial estate tax savings.
Together we can explore possibilities, including current and future projects in development, and recommend options for you to consider to create the multi-generational legacy that most strongly resonates with you.
We strongly recommend that you discuss any planned gift with your financial advisors to maximize your philanthropy and minimize your tax bill. Your advisor can help create a strategy that may allow you to donate stock or other securities now, for example, while taking an immediate income tax deduction and still receiving a stream of income from the funds for the rest of your life. There are some very powerful financial strategies available that are often unknown by donors.
Gifting via Your Will or Trust
Bequests are gifts made as part of a will or trust. Your attorney can include the necessary language in your will, in a codicil to your will, or in a revocable living trust. Below is a wording example:
I give, devise and bequeath [identify a specific sum or asset] to Whatcom Million Trees Project, Federal Tax ID # 86-3913386, located in Bellingham WA 98229 USA, to be used for the benefit of Whatcom Million Trees Project in such a manner as its Board of Directors thereof may direct.
Gifting by a Beneficiary Designation
When naming Whatcom Million Trees Project as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance, securities/brokerage account (transfer on death account) or bank account (payable on death account), we recommend the following information for your beneficiary designation form:
Whatcom Million Trees Project, Bellingham, WA 98229 USA, Federal Tax ID # 86-3913386
Open a Savings Account at Atmos
Do good while earning money! Atmos, an environmentally-oriented FDIC-insured U.S. bank, will donate $20 automatically to Whatcom Million Trees Project when you open and fund a savings account through this link — all at no cost to you. Plus, Atmos will sizably increase your savings account interest rate when you choose to donate a little extra cash (can be as low as $1) fee-free each month to us. Check out their savings rates — they are very competitive!
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