Ways to Give

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Your ongoing financial support allows Whatcom Land Trust to connect our community to the forests, parks, agricultural lands, rivers, and marine habitat that we love, year after year. Like gifts that flow freely from nature, your gifts flow back into the land, water and species through our work.

Together, we work to balance the flow and create conditions for nature to continue its cycle of life. You and the stories you share are central to this profoundly simple equation.

Your gift to Whatcom Land Trust brings your story to life and shows what it means to be engaged, rooted, and invested in the land here in Whatcom County.

Whatcom Land Trust is a privately funded 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN # 91-1246994. Your donation is tax deductible and will help protect the Nature of Whatcom County for current and future generations. Review our most recent Annual Report and IRS Form 990. Contact Jill Clark, Development Director, at (360) 746-3423 or email for more information on ways to give.

 

GIVE A DONATION

Make an online gift using our secure portal at Network For Good. You can choose a one-time contribution or become a Sustaining Donor with a monthly or quarterly donation. Let us know if this is an honorary or memorial gift and we will send acknowledgement to the honoree.

Send a check, drop by the office or call with your credit card number to:

412 N Commercial St | PO Box 6131, Bellingham, WA  98227-3161 | (360) 650-9470

 

MAKE A MEMORIAL OR HONORARY GIFT

Remember or honor a colleague or loved one with a memorial or honorary gift in recognition of their love of the land. Make an online gift using our secure portal at Network For Good and name your honoree or memorial in the ‘Designation’ section of the form, or name the honoree/memorial in the memo section of your check. If you would like us to send acknowledgement or the gift to a family member, fill out the contact information on the online form or include a note with your check.

 

GIVE A STOCK GIFT

Gifts of appreciated stock or mutual funds may allow you to make a larger contribution than a cash donation and may also help you save on taxes. Contact Jill Clark, Development Director, at (360) 746-3423  if you have questions or need help with a stock transfer.

 

BUSINESS PARTNERS IN CONSERVATION

Our community makes ‘Best Places’ lists that praise our quality of life and recognize that sound environmental stewardship and good business are a powerful duo. Your support of Whatcom Land Trust helps you attract and keep a talented workforce that helps your business thrive. Support our work through a corporate grant, business sponsorship, in-kind services or materials, ‘Adopt-a Property’, or employee matching gift program.

Read more about Business Partners in Conservation here.

 

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For 30 years willing landowners have donated their land, conservation easements placed over their land, or donated property to benefit Whatcom Land Trust. These generous gifts of land protect healthy shorelines, streams, forests, agricultural and open spaces in our community, forever.

 

PLANNED GIFTS

A planned gift is a term that covers a wide variety of charitable gifts such as wills and bequests, charitable trusts, or beneficiary designations on insurance and retirement plans. This allows you to make a significant gift during your lifetime that will impact land conservation in Whatcom County for generations to come. You may find this Bequest Information Form helpful as you begin to think through your plans.

 

BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

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The simplest, easiest way to make a future gift is to name Whatcom Land Trust beneficiary of property such as a retirement plan, life insurance policy or bank account. You can name a specific dollar amount, or a percentage of the total – your choice. You can often do this directly from the website of your account holder. You will need 3 pieces of information: WLT’s federal tax ID# is 91-1246994; our incorporation date is 9/20/1984; our physical address is: 412 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225.

 

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You can also donate through Fred Myer’s Rewards Program. Here is how it works.

Sign up for your rewards card here

MERCHANDISE

hat-gretchen Stop by the office anytime during the week and buy a Whatcom Land Trust Hat and Field Journal.

Hats: $15.00
Field Journal: $5.00

Coffee Table Book
Makes a Great Gift

Whatcom Places II is a wonderful book full of beautiful photographs of our properties and information about how we preserve the land. Pick one up either at our office or at Village Books.

Hard Cover: $25.00
Soft Cover:  $15.00

THANK YOU!

 

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