Stand For Trees was set up to bring the power of REDD+ to the public. That’s why we built a system that immediately retires credits when you make a purchase, and sends you a certificate that is yours and yours alone.
As we mention on our FAQ page, because you’re receiving something back (the certificate), it isn’t tax-deductible. If you would like to support Stand For Trees through a donation, you can contribute to us directly, or to our donor emissions reductions fund.
For the fund, we make periodic, single bulk retirements for the total value of all the donations in a batch, and we rotate through the projects every time we do this. So you won’t be able to choose which project you’d like to support (except PayPal or mail, see below), and you won’t get a certificate in your name. But it’s still a great way to support the projects.
If you decide not to contribute to the fund, your donation will be applied to Stand For Trees’ operating costs.
Although tax deductions are only available to US taxpayers, donations are open to anyone. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.