SavingSpecies, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
SavingSpecies strives to be completely transparent about what it does with donations. To that end, we offer two donation options.
- First, you can donate to our projects.
- Second you can support operations (cost of website, legal and administrative fees, etc.).
We pay the cost of the payment. As you know, when payments are processed by PayPal, they take a percentage of your donation. Instead of passing on that cost to you, Stuart Pimm, founder of SavingSpecies, will personally contribute the percentage cost. That is, if you give $100, rather than your donation being $100 minus PayPal’s fee (2.2% + $.30 per transaction) Dr. Pimm will pay the $2.50 fee so that your donation is exactly equal to what you choose to donate. When you donate to SavingSpecies, every penny of your donation dollar is making a difference.
If you donate and would like to be publicly acknowledged, please let us know! Click here to let us know how you’d like us to acknowledge your support. We’ll be listing our generous sponsors in the near future on a dedicated sponsor page.
Donate to support SavingSpecies projects
To support projects (such as our Colombian Dracula Orchid project) with your tax-deductible donation click this link to donate with your credit card through PayPal.
This money goes directly to fund land purchase on behalf of local in-country donations. We do not own the land, but collect funds on behalf of the in-country organizations that buy the land from local land-owners.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, which allows you to claim the donation against income taxes in the US. Once you donate, you can print out the transaction page as a receipt. If you’d like a receipt directly from us, you’ll need to provide your contact information so that we can send it to you.
If you donate to this account, every dollar of your donation goes directly to purchase land for our in-country projects to save species. We do not take any overhead from your donation made to this account.
Our Scientific Board includes the world’s top conservation scientists. They review each project for conservation value, scientific merit and prospects for success.
Again, all projects are run by those who are from, and live in, the country of the project. Please contact us if you have any questions about how your donation is handled.
Donate to support SavingSpecies operations
You can help so much with your donations to support SavingSpecies operations. While the supporting operations is less glamorous than helping us buy land it is just as important. We want you to know where your donation dollar is going, but we do need funds to support basic office expenses and to pay for our efforts to connect with folks like you. If you choose to donate to our operations, you will help us run our website, Facebook page and continue with outreach to spread the word about our projects.
Donate by check
We’re happy for donations in any form! If you’d rather send money, please send your check or money order payable to “SavingSpecies, Inc.” to our mailing address:
5625 Sunset Lake Rd. #12
Holly Springs, NC 27540
If you send us a check or money order, we will acknowledge receipt by postal mail. Thank you!
HOW WE WILL THANK YOU
You are welcome of course to donate anonymously. However, if you’d like to be thanked publicly, we will feature you on our Sponsor page. When you donate, complete the sponsor acknowledgement form to let us that you have donated. We will properly thank you by posting your name, organization and link (as appropriate) on our pages and social sites, reaching a potential audience of around 15,000 like-minded folks concerned about conservation, wildlife and nature: