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Support a United Planet
We can build a better world -- with your help. Donate, volunteer, spread the word.
The world's poorest communities are the most vulnerable in a global economic downturn. Your generous support will ensure that United Planet's work in developing countries – where our volunteers work with local community groups on a range of important projects - will continue at a time when it is needed most.
Thank you for your generous support of United Planet’s work! Your gift today will help us make profound changes for people in need. You'll help support United Planet’s work around the world.
How can you help?
A donation of money is the most straightforward way to support United Planet. Cash gifts are deductible for federal income tax purposes up to a limit of 50% of your adjusted gross income if you itemize deductions. To the extent your cash gifts in a single year exceed this limit, you may carry over the excess for up to five additional years.
Cash gifts may be pledged for payment over a period of years. To be officially recorded, pledges should be made either in writing or by means of a pledge form. To discuss a multi-year pledge to United Planet, please contact the Development Office.
Please make your check or money order payable to UNITED PLANET and mail to:
United Planet | 11 Arlington Street | Boston, MA 02116
Fund A Project
When you choose to fund a project, you decide where to invest your donation and you pick the project that is most important to you.
For examples of United Planet projects, please see the stories about projects where the United Planet country fund is at work.
Donate Stock and Securities
Gifts to United Planet in the form of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds appreciated in value may be especially attractive to you under the current tax laws. You can receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the asset, deductible up to 30% of your Adjusted Gross Income. Furthermore, you will avoid any capital gains tax otherwise due with the sales or transfer of the asset.
United Planet prefers to receive undesignated gifts that allow us the greatest flexibility in meeting program needs worldwide, but we will also accept gifts designated for a specific purpose.
To learn how to transfer your securities to United Planet, please contact the Development Office.
Donate Through Your Will
Remembering United Planet in your will can be a way to make a wonderful gift. A gift made by will can be simple to arrange. A provision or amendment prepared by your attorney at the time you make or update your will is all that is necessary.
Donate To Honor
A tribute gift to United Planet is a wonderful way to express your support, respect, gratitude, or love for a special person in your life. Your thoughtful gift will be put to immediate use in the world's poorest countries to help people and communities in need build a better life. Consider celebrating or honoring a special occasion like a birthday, wedding, graduation, or anniversary with a gift to United Planet.
Donate In Memoriam
You can express your love in memoriam with a gift that helps United Planet help people in needy communities worldwide build better lives for themselves. Upon receipt of your tribute gift, we will send a personalized card in your name to the individual or family you are honoring.
Donors from outside the United States should contact the Development Office.
Match Your Donations
Your company may have an Employee Matching Gift Program. These kinds of corporate matching programs give you the chance to double or, in some cases, even triple your tax-deductible contribution. If you have any questions about your employer's matching gifts program, please contact your human resources department.
You may pledge a gift to United Planet that can be paid in monthly or quarterly installments. This is a wonderful way to make a larger gift while making convenient payments. Contact us to discuss making your pledge. Become a United Planet Partner and provide United Planet with continuous support.
Team and Community Fundraising
Your willingness to help raise funds for United Planet strengthens our ability to support our Quest volunteers and special projects in communities in less developed countries worldwide. Our development office staff will be pleased to work with you and your group to select a worthwhile project and organize a community or team fundraising event.
- Host a fundraiser — A golf tournament, dinner, bake sale, holiday event, walk-a-thon, craft sale, and more.
- Hold a special event — Collect funds at a prom, gala, garage sale, variety or talent show.
Thank you for all you do.