Your financial support is critical for GreenTown’s work building a more environmentally healthy and vibrant community. Your annual membership will support our mission to educate and inspire the people of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills to take action and have an impact now and for future generations.
For more information, read our Annual Report.
Member benefits: All members will receive a GreenTown Los Altos window decal and invitations to special events.
Donate to GreenTown at one of the following annual donation levels. Your cumulative contributions will be recognized in our annual report:
- $50 – Friend
- $100 – Family
- $250 – Influencer
- $500 – Visionary
- $1,000 – Be the Change Circle
- $5,000 – Patron of the Environment
- Pledge per month/quarter/year
All donations are fully tax-deductible and are processed through our fiscal sponsor, Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Planet. Donations can be set up to be one-time donations, or recurring payments: monthly/quarterly/yearly.
Thank you for your support for our community and the environment!
There are several convenient payment options:
2. Google Wallet
3. Check: Make checks payable to: “Acterra/GreenTown Los Altos” and mail to: GreenTown Los Altos, PO Box 539, Los Altos, CA 94023-0539
4. With a donation of stocks or securities.
If you itemize your tax returns, gifts of securities entitle you to a charitable deduction on your federal income tax. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- If you donate securities, you may deduct the full fair market value of your gift.
- You are permitted to carry any unused deduction forward for up to five additional years.
- In addition, you will avoid paying capital gains tax on stock donated to GreenTown Los Altos.
To make a gift of stock, you will need to contact your broker or access your online investment account to make an electronic transfer to GreenTown Los Altos. Because electronic transfers are made without identifying the donor, please alert us in advance about the stock and number of shares you plan to give. You can do so by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 650-383-7540. According to IRS regulations, the date of your gift corresponds to the date it arrives in our possession. Below is the information necessary to transfer stock to our account:
If your stock is held in a brokerage account, your broker can transfer your gift electronically. He or she will need the following information:
DTC # 0164 Code 40
Account Name: Charles Schwab FFC Acterra / GreenTown Los Altos , Account #: 8082-3858
GreenTown Los Altos is a fiscal project of Acterra (Tax ID# 23-7064937)
US Mail Delivery
If you hold the actual securities, please mail the certificate(s) without any endorsement or assignment to: GreenTown Los Altos, P.O. Box 539, Los Altos, CA 94023-0539. Contact us at email@example.com if you would like to hand deliver the certificates.
In a separate envelope, mail or deliver a signed stock power form for each gift — except for your signature, the stock power form should be blank — and your gift letter. The gift letter should state your intention to make a gift of the securities to GreenTown Los Altos. You can request a stock power form by calling 650-383-7540 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also obtain a stock power form from your bank or broker. Please sign the stock power exactly as your name appears on the stock certificate.
If you have any questions about giving stock to GreenTown Los Altos, call 650-383-7540 or send an email to email@example.com.