Ways to Give Today
Make a one-time gift
Show your support for Washington’s environment with a gift. Whether it’s a small, first-time gift or a Green Giant gift, we value each and every one.
Make a monthly gift
Monthly donations enable us to plan for resources over the course of the year, they’re more convenient for you, and they help save paper – an environmental win/win!
Renew your membership
We’re grateful to members like you, so we make sure you receive our email and print updates that keep you in the loop on how we’re fighting every day to protect Washington’s environment.
Give a gift in honor or memory of a loved one with a special donation in their name. Recipients or their loved ones will receive a hand-signed card acknowledging your gift, excluding amount.
Be A Green Giant
Green Giants are recognized as a key ally, protecting Washington’s environment and receive exclusive insider updates and free admission to our Gala and other exclusive events.
More Giving Options
Green Giants give $1,000 or more annually or $84 or more each month to provide major support for our campaign and legislative work and help WEC continue its work as the leading voice for environmental protection in our state.
As a Green Giant, you provide major support for our campaign and legislative work and help WEC continue its nearly fifty year history as the leading voice for environmental protection in our state. Members give $1,000 or more annually or $84 or more each month.
Your commitment is invaluable and will help WEC:
- Provide expanded, strategic, and powerful statewide leadership to craft solutions for Washington’s environmental future.
- Build and lead broad, diverse coalitions and successful partnerships to achieve clear wins.
- Increase public support and civic power by engaging people in environmental issues that affect their everyday lives.
In addition to supporting WEC’s leadership for our state’s environment, Green Giants also enjoy:
- Complimentary admission to all WEC events.
- Special Green Giants events such as dinners with key elected officials and legislative session celebrations.
- Insider updates during the legislative session and around issue campaigns.
WEC encourages gifts of stock and other securities that may provide you favorable tax benefits.
To transfer securities, contact your stock broker. Please include donor name on stock transfer. As always, consult your tax advisor about your personal tax benefits gained through gifts of appreciated stock.
When making a donation in this way, please inform Paul Balle, Donor Relations Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.631.2621.
Washington Environmental Council
Businesses across Washington show they care for our environment by supporting the work we do. Together, we are a stronger force to protect the beautiful places where Washingtonians live, work, and play.
We are proud to showcase the business partners that support our work – view them here.
Highlight your company or organization to our members – over 29,000 people!
This year we are expanding our business partnerships and benefits to provide better value to organizations year-round.
Questions? Contact Business Relations and Events Manager Tina Montgomery at email@example.com.
Company & Workplace Gifts
Many employers will match gifts made by employees to charitable organizations or let employees make payroll deductions to charitable organizations.
Workplace giving is an easy way to contribute to WEC.
Ask your employer if they have a workplace giving program. Workplace gifts are payroll deductions that support your favorite nonprofit organization. You can set up this pledge, you are supporting WEC’s work to protect Washington’s environment—many companies will even match all or a percentage of your contribution!
Washington Environmental Council is a member of EarthShare Washington, which works with employers that value the environment to collect workplace donations and distribute them to organizations that are focused on the environment.
Many employers will match gifts made to Washington Environmental Council, including gifts made online, at events, or through the mail. Matching gifts are a great way to increase your support for WEC, by having it matched dollar-for-dollar by your employer.
Many Northwest companies match contributions to WEC, but if you are unsure about whether your employer has a matching gifts program the best way to find out is by contacting your HR representative.
Often it is as easy as filling out a simple form to double the impact of your gift. WEC’s 501c3 EIN number is 91-0839385.
If you have any questions about workplace or matching gifts please call Griffin Smith, Development Manager, at 206.631.2609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planned gifts support WEC’s endowment, which powers us to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment now and for future generations.
WEC has been protecting Washington’s environment for nearly fifty years and we plan to be here for at least 150 more! If you are looking to help ensure the future for environmental protection in our state while furthering your own personal objectives, a planned gift is the perfect way to help. Planned gifts can support Washington Environmental Council’s endowment, which in turn supports our mission to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment now and for future generations. There are several types of planned gifts to consider. It’s easy and no gift is too small. To ensure that your estate plans meet your long-term income and family needs, be sure to consult with your attorney or financial advisor.
If you decide to include WEC in your estate plans, please let us know. We value the opportunity to express our gratitude in person. To learn more about making a planned gift to Washington Environmental Council, please contact our Development Director Kathy Malley at 206.631.2640 or kathy at wecprotects.org. She’d be happy to send you information on types of planned gifts to consider or schedule time to meet with you personally.
There are several different ways to make a planned gift to Washington Environmental Council. We will be very happy to work with you and your advisor to determine the one that is just right for you.
Bequest: leave a gift to WEC in your will
Bequests are the most popular type of deferred gift. You can include a gift in your original will or living trust or add one later by an amendment. The gift can be for a specific amount of money, specific piece of property, or a percentage of your estate. A bequest gift is very flexible and allows you to retain control over your assets should you need them during your lifetime. As you consider a bequest to Washington Environmental Council, you and your attorney may find it helpful to have the following wording for different types of bequest provisions. Sample bequest language is below.
Specific sum of money
“I give to Washington Environmental Council, or its successor organization, the sum of [insert here the exact dollar amount].”
Specific property such as real estate, stocks, bonds, works of art, or other items
“I give to Washington Environmental Council, or its successor organization, [insert here a description of the particular property].”
Rest and residue of estate after paying debts, taxes, expenses, and other bequests
“I give to Washington Environmental Council, or its successor organization, all [or a stated percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate.”
Contingent bequest if you are not survived by certain individuals
“If [name/s of primary beneficiary/ies] do/es not survive me, or shall die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give to Washington Environmental Council, or its successor organization, [insert here the exact dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residual estate].”
Please note: This wording is intended to be used as sample wording only and is provided solely as a courtesy for our donors to share with their attorney. It should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice.
An outright gift may include a gift of real estate, closely held stock, life insurance, commercial annuity, and other valuable, useful, or historically significant property.
Tangible Personal Property
WEC can receive gifts of personal property – such as artwork, books, and coin collections, etc.
Retirement Plan Assets
You can designate WEC as the beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement assets such as 401(k) and 403(b) plans and WEC will receive the funds upon your passing, or you can make outright gifts during your lifetime from these same assets that WEC can use immediately. You can leave just a portion to WEC or the entire balance. Because of income tax considerations, this is one of the most tax-wise ways you can make a gift.
Life Insurance Gifts
You might have a paid-up life insurance policy that you no longer need. You can make a gift by transferring the policy outright to WEC or naming WEC as a beneficiary, similar to retirement assets. Or you might think about taking out a new policy benefiting WEC and receive tax benefits with each premium paid.
Charitable Lead Trust
A charitable lead trust pays WEC an income for a designated period of time. After that time, the trust principal reverts to you or other beneficiaries. With a lead trust, your gift makes a difference now while potentially reducing the cost of transferring assets to your family or another beneficiary.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable trust is another way to make a gift and receive income for life. Your payments can be either fixed or variable in amount.
Your gifts and actions fuel our mission to protect Washington’s environment for future generations. We are committed to investing your donations wisely and strategically to deliver the highest quality programs.
See Your Impact
Each year, we report on the impact that you have for our state’s environment. Our reports are colorful, succinct ways to see how your gift protects Washington’s environment.
Our Board of Directors is made up of community leaders with the experience and insight to guide our mission forward. The board approves the regular financial reports and also sets policy and direction for the officers to carry out. Board members are also expected to assist with fund-raising efforts as well as donate money themselves.
To ensure our financial records are kept in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles our books are audited annually by an independent third party CPA.
- 2018 WEC 990 Public Disclosure
- 2018 WEC Audited Financial Statements
- 2017 WEC 990 Public Disclosure
- 2017 WEC Audited Financial Statements
- 2016 WEC 990 Public Disclosure
- 2016 WEC Audited Financial Statements
- 2015 WEC 990 Public Disclosure
- 2015 WEC Audited Financial Statements
- 2014 WEC 990 Public Disclosure
- 2014 WEC Audited Financial Statements
- 2013 WEC Audited Financial Statements
- 2012 WEC Audited Financial Statements
WEC maintains a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest possible ranking. View our profile and ranking here .
Better Business Bureau
WEC meets the standards of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability, which were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. The standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support of philanthropy.
EIN – 91-0839385
The Washington Environmental Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.