Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Conservation Allies

What does Conservations Allies do?

Conservation Allies is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit that was established in 2019. Our mission is to help organizations get the financial resources needed to make a major impact on biodiversity conservation.

Through a rigorous vetting process, we partner with the most dedicated and effective conservation organizations from around the world. We then provide financial support and a platform for these organizations to receive donations from the United States. All of this is done at no cost to the partner!

What does it mean to be a 501(c)3 organization?

Conservation Allies is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Federal Tax EIN: 84-3985727). This enables us to receive donations on a partner’s behalf while offering the benefit of tax exemption to our donors in the United States. We act as a bridge between US donors and conservation organizations around the world, helping them to raise money that would otherwise be impossible.

How much of my donation goes directly to the partner organization?

Thanks to generous financial backing from our Board, Conservation Allies charges no overhead fees or administration costs on any donations. This means that 100% of your donation goes directly to the organization of your choice.

While we are not the only organization in the world offering this kind of partnership, most other organizations doing similar work can retain up to 20% of every donation.

Other organizations Conservation Allies
$800 donation for your organization $800 donation for your organization
15% administrative cost (overhead) 0% administrative cost (overhead)
$680 will be sent $800 will be sent

 

What does the donation process look like?
  1. Conservation Allies collects donations for each of our partners.
  2. You receive a receipt for your donation. If you are based in the US, use this receipt to claim a tax deduction.
  3. We send the donations directly to the organization, without charging any additional administrative or service fees.
  4. The organization is able to continue its amazing work protecting biodiversity!
 

Different Ways to Donate

Donate by Credit Card

You can use our secure donation form below to donate to the Project with the Most Urgent Needs. Or you can go back to each partner’s page to donate directly to that organization.

Donate by Check

Please make checks payable to:

Conservation Allies
6990 Ivy Hill Drive
Warrenton, Virginia 20187

Don’t forget to include information about the organization you would like your donation to go to and your contact information so we can send you tax information.

Donate with PayPal or Venmo

Already have a PayPal account?

Send a Venmo donation to @conservationallies. Don’t forget to include an email address for a receipt and information on the partner you are supporting!

Donate by Wire Transfer

If you would like to send a wire transfer via your bank, please send an email to donate@conservationallies.org. We are happy to facilitate this process.

Shop through AmazonSmile

When you shop through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will go to Conservation Allies! On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Donating FAQs

How much of my donation actually goes to the organization?

Conservation Allies charges no overhead fees or administration costs on donations made to any of our partners. That means 100% of your donation goes directly to the partner of your choice!

Is my information secure?

Yes. Donations are collected through Bloomerang, a safe and secure donor management system. Neither Conservation Allies nor Bloomerang will share your personal information. You will only receive communications from the organization you specifically donated to and Conservation Allies. You can opt-out at any time.

Will I receive a receipt?

Yes. You will receive an email confirmation upon donation. You will also receive an end-of-year itemized receipt of all of your donations that year for tax purposes.  All donations made from the United States are fully tax-deductible.

I still have questions!

Send us an email at donate@conservationallies.org. We are happy to answer any remaining questions you might have.