What happens to your Earthtrust donation? Find out here in a special note from Earthtrust's President titled "Where The Money Goes."
Earthtrust is entirely funded by individual donors, conservation-minded foundations, and progressive, environmentally-concerned corporations.
Earthtrust's biggest need has always been, and continues to be, FUNDING to pay for the innovative and cost-effective programs it creates to preserve the Earth's wildlife heritage.
Thus, in a word, the answer to the question of "How Can I Help Earthtrust?" is DONATE!
Donations made to Earthtrust are literally our lifeblood. They allow our important work to continue. And, of course, they are fully tax-deductible (Earthtrust is a 501(c)(3) organization under IRS rules). Donations can be sent directly to our address, or you can write, FAX, call, or e-mail Earthtrust at the address below.
or those who wish to donate stocks to our brokerage account, email us for more information using the email addres in this box:
Other Ways to Help Earthtrust
There are other important ways in which you can help Earthtrust, in addition
to making monetary donations to our programs. Following are just a few:
Donations of recent and quality computers, video equipment, and scientific instruments. Earthtrust utilizes high-tech equipment to advance its goals wherever possible. Donation of a DNA "portable thermal cycler" from MJ Research, for example, was critical to the recent successes of our Saving Whales with DNA Project. And donation of a Macintosh G4 tower from Apple Computer greatly advanced Earthtrust's Project Delphis dolphin cognition research. Items of particular use to Earthtrust include recent Macintosh desktop computers and Powerbooks, and digital video cameras, which are used for documenting our field work.
Donations of frequent flyer miles. A critical part of Earthtrust's field expeditions is travel. Donations of 35,000 or more miles (the minimum on most airlines for a round-trip coach ticket to/from our headquarters in Hawaii) on most major airlines for travel of an expedition member will be of direct benefit to Earthtrust. To make a donation, please contact us through one of the means listed below. We will formally acknowledge your commitment of frequent flyer miles, and then let you know when we need a ticket issued for one of our field campaigners.
Planned Giving. Earthtrust has a well-developed Planned Giving program that allows individuals to both assist Earthtrust AND reap substantial tax benefits as well. This program is particularly appropriate for those persons with substantial investment income or other assets that could beneift from the tax breaks that Planned Giving can provide. Contact Earthtrust President Don White directly [E-mail Don White] if you would like to explore this possibility further.
Donate Your Professional Skills. If you have professional skills that you think may benefit Earthtrust, please contact us with your ideas. Professional areas that currently are of most use to Earthtrust include broadcast-quality video production and editing, international wildlife undercover investigation, international wildlife law, whale and dolphin molecular genetics, and fundraising. Through the years, numerous professionals have had the opportunity to contribute their highly-developed skills to advance Earthtrust's programs. To determine if Earthtrust can utilize your particular talents and expertise, please send a letter outlining your ideas and desires, together with a summary of your relevant skills, to Earthtrust via e-mail, FAX, or mail. Serious inquiries only, thank you!
Internship Program. If you or someone you know has a strong interest in wildlife conservation, is attracted to Earthtrust's programs, and is willing to work hard (usually in Hawaii) for two months or longer, there are, at times, internship opportunities available at Earthtrust. These internships usually provide no pay for the volunteers who undertake them, but do provide a rich exposure to the workings of an innovative wildlife conservation organization in the 1990's. Some interns have helped us photograph dolphins for our Wild Dolphin program; others have directly assisted our dolphin cognition research. However, take note that most internships (and most of the real work of modern-day conservation) takes place in an office setting, utilizing some of the classic tools for societal change: FAX machines, computers, and phones. If you're still interestsed after this caveat, please contact us with complete information as to your skills, desires, and available time frames.