How Can I Help?
Ways to Donate
You make a difference! Your financial support makes the land preservation work possible, now and in the future. It can take years and sometimes decades to preserve and protect land. Having resources lets us plan long-term and allows us to act when government agencies cannot. You can help preserve, defend, and restore the natural lands on and around Mount Diablo by becoming a member, make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one, donate land, donate your car, leave Save Mount Diablo a bequest, donate your IRA distribution, etc.
To donate securely online please either click the blue “Donate” button on the left hand tool bar or click here. Or you can mail your donation with a Save Mount Diablo gift form to our office at 1901 Olympic Blvd, Suite 320, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
For a donation of $35 or more, (or $15 for ages 21 & under) you can be a Friend of the Mountain member of Save Mount Diablo.
Additional ways in which donations can be made to Save Mount Diablo including Monthly Giving are listed in the left hand tool bar and described below.
Save Mount Diablo is a 501 (3) c non-profit organization. Our Tax ID number is 94-2681735. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information about donating to Save Mount Diablo please contact us at (925) 947-3535.
Monthly Giving Circle
Join Save Mount Diablo’s Monthly Giving Circle today and become a part of a special community of donors who are committed to saving Mount Diablo, its natural lands, creeks and streams, wildlife and open space. Your automatic monthly gift will:
Work quickly and efficiently to preserve and defend Diablo’s natural lands
Help provide steady, reliable support for conservation in your community
and it’s easy to sign up for and convenient for you!
To join the monthly giving circle Click Here and enter the amount you would like to donate below and choose the frequency you would like to give (monthly, quarterly, annually etc). You can make changes at anytime by calling the Save Mount Diablo office. Become a member of Save Mount Diablo’s Monthly Giving Circle and your gifts will sustain Mount Diablo’s natural lands today and for generations to come.
Tribute & Memorial Giving
You can honor that very special person by making a gift to Save Mount Diablo in his/her name. Consider a tribute gift for birthdays, anniversaries, remembrances, or just as a way of saying “I care about you”. Your donation in honor of someone is a terrific way to express your admiration for that person while at the same time sharing your concern for the protection of our Contra Costa county and Mount Diablo environments. We will send a beautiful card to the honoree or their family letting them know of your gift.
If you would like to make a memorial or tribute gift, simply include with your check or online donation the name and address of the person you are honoring and to whom you would like us to send a letter advising them of your gift. For more information call us at (925) 947-3535 or e-mail at email@example.com. To give, print and mail the Save Mount Diablo gift form.
Gifts of Stock, IRA Distributions
Your investment conserves the lands, waters, wildlife and scenic views you love in your community. You may help conserve a creek, the oak-studded foothills, or build a trail for children to enjoy. Act today to keep your corner of California the place you know and love.
To make a stock gift to Save Mount Diablo, please use the following information:
Save Mount Diablo
Tax ID# 94-2681735
Union Banc Investment Services
Account Name: Save Mount Diablo – Reserve Fund
Account #: 0BP695602
Attn: Steve Baumhoff
350 California Street, 18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Please provide us with the name of the security and the number of shares to be donated so that we can anticipate and acknowledge your gift.
If you have any questions about stock gifts, please contact Monica Oei, our Finance Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 947-3535, or Deborah White, our Development Director at email@example.com or (925) 949-4513 for details.
Please consult with your financial advisor regarding tax implications.
Conservation Easement or Real Estate Gifts
Under federal tax law a donor is allowed to claim an income tax charitable contribution deduction for transfers of real property interests for conservation purposes. The contribution can be the land itself or an easement or restrictive covenant that prevents the development of land, thereby safeguarding its natural characteristics. For more information and to discuss options please call (925) 947-3535.
Leaving a Legacy – Join the Diablo Legacy Circle
Save Mount Diablo honors every planned gift donor with membership in the Diablo Legacy Circle. We invite you to become a member of the Diablo Legacy Circle, created exclusively to honor and recognize people who have helped to continue our land preservation work through a gift to Save Mount Diablo in their wills, trusts, Charitable Gift Annuity or estate plans.
As a Diablo Legacy Circle member, you’ll receive a certificate of appreciation and invitations to special events. Your gift can be recognized publicly, unless you prefer to give anonymously. The society also provides information and assistance to donors considering a planned gift.
By including Save Mount Diablo as a beneficiary in your will or trust or life insurance policy, you can support our work even after you are no longer with us. For more information please call (925) 947-3535.
Donate Your Car
Save Mount Diablo has teamed up with Car Donations Services, Inc. to provide you with the easiest way possible to donate your vehicle. No matter what state your vehicle is in, if you donate it Save Mount Diablo receives $100! Car Donations Services has been helping local charities for over fifteen years and will take care of every aspect of your car donation, allowing you peace of mind that the transaction will be completed efficiently and properly.
CDS is a licensed Commercial Fundraiser as recognized by the California State Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts. Visit them online at www.cardonationservices.com or call 1-888-6TO-GIVE (1-888-686-4483)
Save Mount Diablo Store
Help raise awareness of the threats to Mount Diablo. Save Mount Diablo works with Zazzle to offer clothing and merchandise with the Save Mount Diablo logo. In addition to helping get the word out, portions of your purchase are donated to Save Mount Diablo’s land preservation programs. So, shop and wear with pride!
Every non-profit organization has needs for the office and events. Our needs may include items that you want to donate. At present we need:
low mileage 4 wheel drive vehicle
GoPro Video camera (to record events and recreation to showcase Mount Diablo)
digital camera (hearty, for capturing projects and events)
Auction items for Moonlight On The Mountain fundraiser