In part 1 of a special series on tax-deductible corporate donations to environmental groups, we focused on how to choose an organization that your green business can support.
Here is a rundown of several environmental organizations that have proven themselves worthy of your company’s contributions and/or fundraising efforts:
· World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – For more than 45 years, WWF has been dedicated to the protection of endangered species and their habitats around the globe. Eighty-three percent of the money raised by WWF goes to conservation programs. You can donate to the group via their website at www.worldwildlife.org, become a member, or adopt an animal through their online adoption center.
· National Geographic Society – Known worldwide for its magazine and TV specials, this organization has been a leader in conservation efforts since 1888. Donations to the Society are also used for education, research and exploration, and cultural and public outreach. You can donate through their website www.nationalgeographic.com, buy merchandise at their online store, or order a magazine subscription.
· Friends of the Earth USA – This group has been an advocate for biodiversity, environmental rights, and the repayment of ecological debt by rich countries to those they have exploited since 1969. They support campaigns in climate change, forests, fair trade, the proper use of taxes, and the banning of genetically-modified organisms. For more information or to contribute, visit www.foe.org.
· National Wildlife Federation (NWF) – Founded in 1937, NWF is devoted to protecting American wildlife including wolves, salmon, bison, whooping cranes, and many more species. They are also involved in environmental education campaigns in global warming. Eighty-five percent of donations to NWF go to these conservation and educational programs. You can donate to NWF in the form of matching gifts, workplace giving, or memorial donations via www.nwf.org.
· Center for a New American Dream– This charity strives to educate Americans on the need to protect the Earth’s natural resources and habitats. They urge people to think green and help stop climate change, animal extinction, and other environmental hazards. Donations to the organization are largely spent on public education, green cars, and their responsible purchasing network. If your company would like to contribute to the Center, go to www.newdream.org.
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