Donor Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TELL ME MORE ABOUT CLIMATE REALITY AND YOUR WORK.
We believe real change comes from the ground up. We know that a small-but-committed critical mass of activists can not only transform society, but change the world.
That’s why we recruit, train, and mobilize people to become powerful activists, providing the skills, campaigns, and resources to push for aggressive climate action and high-level policies that accelerate a just transition to clean energy.
Our signature activist program, the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, has trained over 36,000 change makers worldwide since 2006. The result is a global network of activists leading the fight for climate solutions through our 10 branch offices – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Africa and a partnership in China – and 140 chapters across the US.
Alongside these efforts, our dynamic communications initiatives connect climate and behavioral science with the emotional power of compelling stories, raising awareness and inspiring action in online audiences everywhere.
CAN I DONATE ONLINE?
Yes, donations can be made online here.
CAN I DONATE VIA PAYPAL?
Yes, please select "PayPal" on our donation page.
Can I Donate By CHeck or Money order?
Yes, we accept check and money order donations by mail to the following address:
The Climate Reality Project
Attn: Advancement Department
555 11th Street NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20004
CAN I DONATE BY USING MY BANK ACCOUNT (ACH)?
Yes, please select "Pay with Bank Account" on our donation page.
Can I donate via a donor-advised fund?
Yes, donations can be made via a donor-advised fund here.
Can I donate via wire transfer?
Yes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Can I donate in various currencies?
Yes, donations made online will be processed in your local currency. When you donate online, the amount will be displayed in USD, but will be converted into your bank’s currency upon processing. We are not responsible for any transaction fees incurred by your financial institution.
CAN I DONATE ON BEHALF OF AN ORGANIZATION or company?
Yes! You can use our donation page here and select "I'm donating on behalf of a company or organization" on the second step.
HOW DO I UPDATE MY BILLING OR CONTACT INFORMATION?
You can update your billing or contact information here. You will be prompted to sign in with your email address (please use the one associated with your online gifts) and will receive an email with a one-time link to log in to your account. If you don't receive the email, please check your spam or search your email for the subject line "Your requested login link."
If you'd prefer to update your account over the phone, or if you experience any issues, please contact email@example.com and we’ll be happy to assist you. Thank you!
ARE ONLINE DONATIONS SECURE?
Yes, our website is secured with a GoDaddy.com Web Server Certificate. All transactions are protected with a 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to make sure your information is 100% secure. For more information about this website’s security, click on the green padlock icon located in your browser bar or donation page.
HOW CAN I MAKE A GIFT IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF SOMEONE?
You can celebrate a significant occasion, recognize someone special, or commemorate a milestone using our donation form page here. If you include their contact information, the person you’re honoring will be notified by email, and you can also add a personalized message. To make a gift in remembrance of a loved one, please use our donation form here.
How is my donation used?
You may read our Audit Reports and Annual Reports on our website by clicking here.
What is your tax ID number?
Our EIN # is 87-0745629.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, Climate Reality is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible for United States federal income tax purposes.
In some cases where you receive a good or service in relation to your donation, the full amount of your donation may not be deductible. Where this is applicable, Climate Reality will provide you with information that will enable you to calculate the deductible amount of your donation.
Will I receive a tax receipt?
Yes, we provide tax receipts for all tax-deductible donations. Upon completing your online contribution, you will receive an email receipt. If you complete your contribution via check, money order, or wire, you will receive a tax receipt in the mail within 30 days.
We are not tax professionals and recommend consulting one for any specific questions regarding your tax filings.
If you didn’t receive an emailed tax receipt, please check your spam first, then try logging into your account to access your receipt. You will be prompted to sign in with your email address (please use the one associated with your online gifts) and will receive an email with a one-time link to log in to your account. If you don't receive the email, please check your spam or search your email for the subject line "Your requested login link."
If you are still unable to access your receipt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DO I CHANGE OR CANCEL MY MONTHLY DONATION?
You can cancel or change your monthly donation at any time by logging in here. You will be prompted to sign in with your email address (please use the one associated with your online gifts) and will receive an email with a one-time link to log in to your account. If you don’t receive the email, please check your spam or search your email for the subject line “Your requested login link.”
If you’d prefer to cancel over the phone or experience any issues, please contact email@example.com, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Will I receive a tax receipt for my monthly contribution?
Yes, you’ll receive an emailed tax receipt for each recurring donation you give.
How do I set up a Facebook Fundraiser for Climate Reality?
Thanks for thinking of us! We’re big fans of Facebook’s fundraisers. They’re easy to set up, transparent, and 100 percent of every donation made by your friends or family goes directly to helping fight the climate crisis.
Please check out our step by step guide for setting up a Climate Reality Facebook Fundraiser here. Thank you for your support.
I have a question about giving to The Climate Reality Project that cannot be answered in the above questions.
For any questions regarding your donation, monthly gifts, tax receipts, or personal contact information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We strive to respond within 24-48 hours to your inquiry.