Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

The Environmental League of Massachusetts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We rely on donations from individuals and organizations to support our educational and advocacy work to safeguard the Massachusetts environment. All donations are tax-deductible. Donations of $25 or more entitle you to ELM’s twice per year paper newsletter, The Advocate, as well as news and alerts via ELM’s email Bulletin (we make it easy to subscribe and unsubscribe depending on your preferences).

Two Ways to Donate: Online or by Mail

1. Online Donations

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2. Donations by Mail

If you prefer, you can send a check to:

The Environmental League of Massachusetts
14 Beacon St., Suite 714
Boston, MA 02108

Be sure to enclose your contact information (including email, so that we can send you
our e-Bulletins).

3. Leave a Lasting Legacy

ELM has been fighting to protect the Massachusetts environment since 1898, and we intend to still be fighting in 2098.  Please help us protect the Massachusetts environment for future generations by including ELM in your estate plans.

Ways to give

  • Bequests: A simple way to leave a lasting gift is to name ELM as a beneficiary in your will, by a sum of dollars or a percentage of your estate. It costs you nothing now, and you can change the terms at any time. When meeting with your attorney to discuss estate planning, please consider including ELM in your plans.

    Feel free to use this sample language: "I bequeath to the Environmental League of Massachusetts, Inc. (ELM), a charitable corporation established by law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the sum of ______ dollars (or percentage of estate) to be a) used for the general purposes of ELM at the direction of its Board of Directors or b) added to ELM’s permanent restricted endowment."

    ELM's tax ID number is: 04-2760271.

  • Retirement Assets:  Your retirement plan or IRA is designed to support you during your retirement.  If you pass away before the funds are depleted, they may be subject to significant estate taxes and income taxes.  Naming ELM as a beneficiary of all or part of an IRA or retirement plan can reduce or eliminate the potential tax burden.  After your lifetime, the asset will come directly to ELM without going through probate.  Your estate will receive a charitable deduction for the amount of the gift.

    Naming ELM as a beneficiary of your retirement plan is easy.  Simply contact the administrator of your plan for a designation form.  To complete the form, you need to provide ELM’s legal contact information:  The Environmental League of Massachusetts, 14 Beacon Street, Suite 714, Boston, Massachusetts 02108; Taxpayer identification Number:  04-2760271; Relationship: Nonprofit Organization.

  • ELM is also happy to work with you on a plan that best suits your financial and charitable goals. To begin a conversation about how you can help assure the future success of ELM through your estate planning, contact Ken Pruitt at kpruitt@environmentalleague.org or call 617-742-2553 for more information.

Have you already included ELM in your plans? We would love to hear about it!
Please let us know by emailing Ken Pruitt at kpruitt@environmentalleague.org, by calling 617-742-2553, or by writing us at The Environmental League of Massachusetts, 14 Beacon Street, Suite 714, Boston, Massachusetts 01208.

4. Workplace Giving

EarthShare New England (ESNE)

Learn more about ESNE’s easy and effective workplace giving program One Environment, One Simple Way to Care for it — that benefits many environmental organizations,including ELM.

For more information visit the EarthShare New England website.

 

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