For two decades, Forest Trends has pioneered the idea that recognizing the economic value of our forests and natural ecosystems is one of the most powerful incentives for sustaining them.
We are an entrepreneurial organization with a consistent track record of spotting key intervention points before most others do. We work by building unusual coalitions – uniting governments, financial institutions, companies, local and indigenous communities, and conservation organizations both large and small – to create systemic change.
How do we do this?
- By piloting next-generation business models, tools, and strategies for a 21st century green economy.
- By building strong and diverse coalitions between unusual partners.
- By delivering transparent and credible data on environmental markets and finance.
- By deliberately remaining small and nimble, so we’re able to move quickly when we see opportunities for impact.
Help us build an economic engine behind conservation – the next ten years are critical. Your gift helps us mobilize solutions and investments where they’re most needed.
Other Ways to Give
Become a Monthly Donor
Your ongoing monthly gift to Forest Trends helps provide a reliable source of funding we know we can count on. This support is critical to our mission to protect a healthy and resilient planet.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a giving vehicle established at a public charity that allows charitable contributions. With a DAF, you will receive an immediate tax deduction and allot grants from the fund.
You can support us by directing gifts to Forest Trends through your DAF. The DAFDirect widget below accepts DAFs from Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon. Simply enter the amount you would like to give to Forest Trends. If your fund is not listed in the widget, please go directly to your DAF’s website and choose Forest Trends when directing a donation.
If you have any questions along the way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer and Workplace Giving
When you sign up for workplace giving or take advantage of your employer’s gift matching program, you maximize your donation’s impact.
Thousands of employers across America match current and past employee contributions to Forest Trends – doubling, sometimes tripling, the impact of every single dollar donated!
Check below to see if your company offers to match gifts and complete a match request online.
Already have a form? Please fill out your company match form and mail or email to:
Forest Trends, 1203 19th St NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
Give a Gift of Stock
Donating appreciated securities is a wonderful way to help support Forest Trends. Per the IRS, Forest Trends establishes the value of the stock by calculating the mean average price on the date ownership is transferred.
Before making such a gift, please make sure to discuss your tax situation, including potential tax benefits, with your financial advisor. Please contact Garron Marsh, Development Manager at (202) 446-1983 or email@example.com for instructions on securities transfers. It is important that you notify Forest Trends in advance of any transfer.
Gifts in Honor or Memory
If you’d like to make a gift to Forest Trends in memory of someone special or to commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, or holiday, we’d be honored to help you celebrate. Contact Garron Marsh, Development Manager, at (202) 446-1983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a creative way to support Forest Trends that will cost you nothing today! Whether you are interested in a simple gift through your retirement or life insurance plan, or a traditional bequest through your will or trust, there are many ways to make a legacy gift. Please contact Garron Marsh, Development Manager, at (202) 446-1983 or email@example.com for more information.
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