Ways to Give
We fight in court to defend the American West on behalf of our clients free of charge, but we can’t do it without your support! Your entire donation to the Western Environmental Law Center is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. WELC’s Federal Tax ID Number is 93-1010269. We value our donors’ privacy. This is our pledge to you: WELC does not sell, rent, or trade the addresses or contact information of our donors. Please help protect the West by making an online contribution to WELC today or by contributing through one of the giving options below.
Monthly Giving: Keystone Partner Program
Donating monthly offers you a convenient way to give and allows us to have the resources we need year-round to defend the West. To become a sustainable part of our work, sign up online or call us at (541) 255-0209 to get started. Learn more.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
Give tribute to someone you love or celebrate the joyous events in life with a gift that defends the American West. We will send you a receipt for your contribution and a beautiful card to the recipient to acknowledge your thoughtful gift. Make your tribute gift online or call us at 541-255-0209.
Other Ways to Give
- Legacy Giving
Join the Gil F. Staender Legacy Circle, WELC’s planned giving program. By naming Western Environmental Law Center in your will, trust, bequest, or other estate plans, you’ll make a lasting contribution to the protection of the West. Learn more.
- Gifts of Securities, Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Funds
- Charitable Gift Annuities
Our Charitable Gift Annuity program operates in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation. Payments are made to beneficiaries during the lifetime of the donor and the remainder is added to our endowment fund.
- Charitable Remainder Trust
Our Charitable Remainder Trust program operates in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation. Payments are made to beneficiaries of the Trust for a set period of time and the remainder is added to our endowment fund. This is a great option for appreciated assets like real estate and stock portfolios.
- Workplace Giving
Many employers match their employees’ donations to nonprofit organizations or have programs to allow pre-tax contributions to charities. You can also select WELC to receive contributions through payroll deduction for United Way campaigns. Please ask your employer or check with us to see if your company participates in these programs.
- Donate Your Vehicle
We’ve teamed up with Donate For Charity to make donating your vehicle to us easy. Whether the vehicle is running or not, Donate For Charity can help process the donation. They will arrange for your car to be picked up and handle all the issues associated with donating your car. You’ll get a minimum $500 tax deduction (or higher, depending on what your car sells for) and we receive the net proceeds. You can sign up or learn more here.
- Real Estate
We acknowledge the generosity of our donors by listing donor names in our annual reports. If you prefer to make an anonymous gift, just let us know. If you have any questions about donating to WELC or the impact of your gift, please contact:
More about our Monthly Giving Keystone Partner Program
Keystone species play a critical role in maintaining the structure of an ecological community. Our Keystone Partners play a critical role in the protection of the American West.
We invite you to join Keystone Partners, our monthly giving program, to help advocate for the preservation and restoration of the West’s natural heritage.
Donating monthly offers you a convenient way to give and allows us to have the resources we need year-round to defend the West. Your monthly gifts will be automatically charged to your credit card or deducted from your bank account through electronic funds transfer.
Become a Keystone Partners today with your pledge of $5 a month or more. To become a sustainable part of our work, sign up online or call us at (541) 255-0209 to get started.