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Why Become a Forest Sustainer?
Our Forest Sustainers are the foundation of our Sempervirens Fund community.
By becoming a Forest Sustainer, you play a vital role in the continuous protection and conservation of redwood forests. Your gift will always go where redwoods need it most and provide a steady stream of resources for planning and implementing important projects in key areas:
- Acquisition Efforts: Land acquisition is a key strategy for forest conservation. By protecting and connecting more land, you help protect more trees, create contiguous forests that foster wildlife movement, and enhance forest resilience in the face of climate change.
- Reforestation Efforts: Your support makes it possible to plan and implement the long-term stewardship projects needed to restore and replenish the redwood forests affected by natural disasters or human activities.
- Habitat Protection: Redwood forests are home to a rich diversity of plant and animal species. Your contributions implement measures to protect and restore critical habitats, ensuring the survival of these ecosystems and the species that depend on them.
- Educational Initiatives: Your sustained donations allow for the flexibility to develop partnerships and educational programs that raise awareness about the importance of redwood forests, foster environmental responsibility, and cultivate the next generation of forest stewards.
- Nature for All: Your support empowers us to work hand in hand with state parks, growing and protecting our forests, ensuring they remain open and available for everyone to enjoy.
- Protect more redwoods: With less than 5% of old growth remaining, the survival of our planet depends on establishing healthy, resilient old-growth forests for the future. Your support goes to the greatest need to ensure this happens.
Plus, as part of this exclusive community, you’ll receive additional supporter perks:
- Exclusive Updates: Stay informed with regular updates on the progress of our redwood conservation projects and the impact of your sustained donations.
- Inspiring Newsletters: Receive our tri-annual newsletters packed with fascinating stories about redwood ecosystems, wildlife, and the people working tirelessly to protect them.
- Special Events: Enjoy invitations to member-only events, guided hikes through redwood forests, and engaging workshops led by conservation experts.
- Hassle-Free e-Receipts: To ensure complete transparency and convenience, you'll receive an e-receipt with each transaction. You can change or update your giving at any time by accessing your donor portal.
- Tax Letters Made Easy: Choose how you'd like your annual tax letter—by mail or email, making tax time a breeze.
You can make a lasting impact on the future of these awe-inspiring ecosystems. Take the first step in preserving these magnificent redwoods. Join our Forest Sustainer program and become a Redwood Hero today.
Create Lasting Change through Recurring Donations
Our Forest Sustainer program offers the convenience of recurring donations. You can choose the donation frequency that works best for you - whether it's monthly, quarterly, or annually. With recurring donations, you provide a reliable and steady source of funding, allowing us to plan and execute long-term conservation projects effectively.
Also, we want to ensure that managing your contributions is effortless. Our user-friendly donor portal provides you with full control over your support. Update your payment information, adjust the donation frequency, or even pause or cancel your contributions - it's all just a few clicks away. We believe in transparency and want to make your experience as a sustainer donor convenient and hassle-free.
By joining our Forest Sustainers program, you become part of a dedicated community united by a shared passion for preserving redwood forests. Your sustained donations have a significant and long-lasting impact. Together, we can protect these ancient forests, restore their ecosystems, and educate future generations about their importance.
Ready To Become A Forest Sustainer Today?
Your support makes a significant difference to protect and preserve redwood forests. Whether it's a one-time donation or a recurring gift, every contribution counts and drives our efforts forward. By becoming a Forest Sustainer, you join a community of passionate individuals dedicated to safeguarding these majestic trees for generations to come.
For those who commit to making a recurring gift, we have two levels of support:
Redwood Heroes: You can become a Redwood Hero by giving any amount that suits your capacity. Your contribution, no matter the size, empowers us to be relentless advocates for these natural wonders, preserving their beauty and ecological significance for all to cherish.
Sequoia Superheroes: For those who are able to make a recurring gift of $85 or more per month, we proudly bestow the title of "Sequoia Superhero" upon them. This special recognition symbolizes the crucial role they play in ensuring the health and longevity of our ancient forests.
We want to emphasize that all our donors are heroes. No matter what capacity or level you are able to give at, we genuinely appreciate your support. Your contributions, big or small, unite us in the pursuit of a greener and more connected, sustainable world.
Join the ranks of our Redwood Heros or Sequoia Superheroes and make an enduring commitment to the future of redwood forests. Your contributions, big or small, empower us to be relentless advocates for these natural wonders, preserving their beauty and ecological significance for all to cherish.
Together, let's stand tall as Redwood Heroes and Sequoia Superheroes, united in the pursuit of a greener and more sustainable world.
Your Donor Portal
Forest Sustainers have the convenience and flexibility to manage their recurring gifts through our user-friendly Donor Portal.
With the Donor Portal, you have full control over your sustainer donations, allowing you to make adjustments whenever needed. Whether you want to update your payment information, change the donation amount or frequency, or even pause or cancel your recurring gift, it's all just a few clicks away.
We believe in providing a seamless and hassle-free experience for our Forest Sustainers, empowering you to manage your contributions in a way that suits your preferences and circumstances.
HOW TO UPDATE MY RECURRING GIFT:
- Click the link to gain access to our donor portal: www.sempervirens.org/donor-portal
- You will be redirected to a webpage where you will be asked to provide the email address you have associated with your recurring gift.
- Once you submit, you will be emailed a secure like that provides access to your account. Please be advised, to ensure your information is secure, these links can only be used once.
- The link will take you to your donor portal where you can make any changes to your recurring commitment as well as update your personal information.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may have questions about our Forest Sustainer program. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with the information you need. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please feel free to reach out to us directly.
- Is my sustainer donation tax-deductible? Yes, your donation is tax-deductible, and it plays a crucial role in supporting the preservation and protection of the redwood forests. Sempervirens Fund is a registered non-profit and your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Our Tax ID number is 94-2155097.
- What if I have to update my donation amount or payment information? You can easily update your donation amount or payment information by logging into your donor portal on our website. From there, you will be asked to provide your email and a secure link will be emailed to your inbox. Click the link and update your information. If you need assistance, please reach out to our donor support team, and they will be happy to assist you.
- Can I make a one-time donation instead of becoming a sustainer? Absolutely! While our sustainer program provides ongoing support, we welcome and appreciate one-time donations as well. Every contribution, regardless of the amount or frequency, helps us in our conservation efforts.
- How will I be notified my donations are going through? You will receive an email thanking you for your contributions after they are processed. Additionally, all Forest Sustainers receive an annual statement at the beginning of the year for the past year's contributions.
- Can I designate my donation to a specific project or area of focus? Yes, we offer the option to designate your donation to a specific project or area of focus within our organization. Please contact our team to discuss your preferences, and we will be happy to assist you.
- How secure is the payment process for sustainer donations? The security of your payment process is of utmost importance to us. When you make sustainer donations to Sempervirens Fund, we utilize industry-standard encryption and secure payment gateways to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your data. Our systems comply with stringent security protocols to safeguard your information from unauthorized access or misuse. You can have peace of mind knowing that your sustainer donations are processed with the highest level of security and privacy measures in place.