Ways to Give
Ways to Give
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Join with others who care about saving the special lands, forests, and waters people love in Whatcom County. By giving today, you will create a healthier planet for all.

Gifts of Cash

One Time

Make a one time donation to the Whatcom Land Trust.

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Monthly

Pledge an ongoing monthly donation to the Whatcom Land Trust.

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Round Up

Round-Up your purchases to the next dollar by linking your debit/credit card.

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Ways to Give

  • Send a check to PO Box 6131, Bellingham, WA  98227-3161
  • Drop by our office 412 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA  98225
  • Call with your credit card number (360) 650-9470

Gifts of securities and IRA distributions

Did you know that gifts of appreciated securities or mutual funds may allow you to augment your giving AND help you save on taxes? 

It’s as simple as contacting us, and then you or your broker contacting our financial advisor, who will discuss the asset and determine the best option. 

Contact Laura Ridenour, Philanthropy Director, at (360) 650-9470 x 110 and laura@whatcomlandtrust.org

You can also easily donate stock online through Overflow, and then let us know how you’d like your gift to be directed. 

Your tax-deductible gift of stock will help to purchase and protect lands, waterways, birds, and nature that bring joy and meaning as well as ecological benefits.

Required Minimum Distributions and IRA gifts

How are you handling your required minimum distributions? If you are 70 ½ years old, you are subject to required minimum distribution (RMD) rules for your IRA. Gifting some or all of your RMD income using this qualified charitable distribution strategy may be a great way to both benefit the Whatcom Land Trust and reduce the taxes you pay. 

Make a gift of your IRA stocks or in cash today and invest in stewarding the lands you love for future generations. 

For more information on how to do this, contact Laura Ridenour, Philanthropy Director, at (360) 650-9470 x 110 and laura@whatcomlandtrust.org

Memorial or Honorary Gifts: a legacy of loving this land

When you give the gift of conservation stewardship or save land in someone’s name, you are empowering the Whatcom Land Trust to protect farms, forests, wetlands, shorelines, and fields forever. When you donate, you can name the honoree or memorial in the online form or in the memo section of your check. We will send an acknowledgment of your gift to the giftee’s family member if you share their contact information. Is there a better legacy than saving special places? 

When you make a donation, click “I’d like to give in honor/memory.”

Whatcom Land Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN # 91-1246994. Over 90% of our day-to-day work is fueled by community gifts from people like you. THANK YOU!

Other Ways to Give






Your donation is tax-deductible and will help protect Whatcom’s special places forever. Read about the Impact of Your Gift here. Review our most recent Annual Report and 2020 WLT 990. Contact Laura Ridenour, Philanthropy Director, at (360) 746-3423 or email for more information on ways to give.

Cause Related

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How do I select Whatcom land Trust to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select Whatcom Land Trust organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.
More about how it works.

You can also donate through Fred Meyer’s Rewards Program.
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Merchandise

Show off your support for local land conservation! Whatcom Land Trust has partnered with Bonfire to create an on-demand store for purchasing official Land Trust merchandise. Choose from t-shirts, long sleeve tees, sweatshirts, hats, and mugs all in a variety of colors and sizes. Visit our store here.

Our Trucker hats and Whatcom places 2 books are still available for purchase here:


Trucker Hats

Gray and Black (Port Authority brand hats) made of cotton blend durable material with breathable mesh in back. Adjustable back for comfortable fit. Choice of either white or black thread embroidered logo.
$20.00
Or choose to donate a hat to a Whatcom Land Trust volunteer.

Color
Choose to donate to a volunteer


Whatcom Places II
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. Choose from a soft cover or hard cover. This book is also available at Village Books.
Soft Cover $20.00
Hard Cover $25.00

Choose Book Cover