Other Ways to Give
Go Solar and Get a $1000 Discount
Cool the planet, lower your electric bill AND benefit 350 Bay Area. If you choose Earthwise Energy Solutions for your solar installation on your home or business, Earthwise Energy owner, Jason Hamilton, will give you $1,000 off the cost of your system AND donate $1,000 to 350 Bay Area when your installation is complete. Click here to schedule a free estimate.
“I recently decided to go solar on my home. Of the four estimates I received, the offer from Jason Hamilton was by far the clearest and most thorough. In my opinion, Earthwise Energy left the other 3 companies in the dust! I am so delighted by the severe drop in my PG&E electric bill!”
–San Anselmo, CA
Donate Your Vehicle Today!
If you’re thinking about what to do with a vehicle you no longer need, why not donate it to support 350 Bay Area?
- Save money on costly repairs (plus, vehicle donations are tax-deductible).
- Avoid the time consuming and stressful hassles of selling.
- Proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will help us continue our mission to eliminate fossil fuels.
It’s easy, and the pick-up is free! Our partner, CARS, accepts most types of vehicles - car, truck, boat, motorcycle, even airplane - running or not.
Call 855.500.7433 or use this secure online form.
Have a FUN Virtual Party for the Planet
The time for Climate Action is NOW!
The Climate Crisis is here! It’s real! One of the most powerful ways you can contribute to solving the climate crisis is to spread the word, encouraging others to get involved and helping to build a bold powerful climate movement.
Spread the word with a Virtual Party for the Planet, inviting your community of friends, family and colleagues and having FUN at the same time.
Click here for the Party Planning Kit.
Then contact [email protected] to get started.
Legacy for a Livable Climate Future
Including 350 Bay Area in your estate plans is most appreciated, truly a gift to our community’s future as the climate crisis continues to be the existential crisis of our time. Click here for a suggestion you may want to discuss with your personal financial advisor.
A bequest to 350 Bay Area is an important investment in addressing the climate crisis, and in 350 Bay Area’s future. The 350 Bay Area Legacy Society recognizes individuals who have included 350 Bay Area in their will, living trust, or estate plan; named 350 Bay Area as a beneficiary of an insurance or retirement plan, or have created a charitable gift annuity or trust to benefit 350 Bay Area. As such, membership in the 350 Bay Area Legacy Society has the following benefits:
- Invitation to our Annual Legacy Society – Climate Champion Recognition Event
- Each new member receives a special commemorative gift of gratitude
- Quarterly insider email from the 350 Bay Area Executive Director
Your Employer May Generously Double Your Donation
Many corporations/businesses have “donation matching programs” in which they “match” charitable contributions made by their employees.
An estimated 57% of corporations offer a matching program to employees.
You may be able to double - or even triple - your donation to 350 Bay Area by simply completing and submitting a form. To find out if your corporation/business employer offers donation matching programs, check with the Human Resource department to fill out a form. Email us at [email protected] if you need assistance.
A Tax-Favorable Gift for the Climate
Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds: An alternative to a cash contribution is to directly donate stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. If you have held shares for at least a year, you can donate them without incurring a tax on capital gains (check with your tax or financial advisor). We make the process easy!
From your IRA: If you are 70 ½ years old or older, you can give directly from a traditional IRA to 350 Bay Area, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, for a great tax break! A direct charitable contribution from a traditional IRA means that you don’t need to declare the amount as taxable income. Just make sure that the transfer or check is in the name of 350 Bay Area. This contribution will count as a distribution for the purpose of meeting your required distribution amount without impacting your taxable income
Note that required minimum distributions are waived for the 2020 tax year. Again, it’s a good idea to review your plans with your tax or financial advisor. Email us at [email protected] for information about how to make the transfer.
These gifts to 350 Bay Area will allow us to move as rapidly as we are able to assure that all citizens in the Bay Area and beyond will have a safe, healthy and livable future.Thank you for considering this way of gifting that benefits both you and 350 Bay Area.