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Green Your Investments

Socially Responsible Investments Make a Difference

Socially responsible investments don’t have to be difficult.  One easy way to get started is to donate some of the stocks that don’t align with your social and environmental concerns. Divesting unwanted investments from your financial portfolio makes powerful statement and ensures you don’t have to choose between your conscience and profits.

Giving stocks a great way to move forward with green investing. A donation of appreciated securities qualifies you for a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the security on the gift date. This amount is usually deductible up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. When you transfer securities directly to the Rainforest Foundation, you also won’t incur capital gains tax. That is like saving on taxes twice! It allows you to access a greater tax benefit than if you simply sold the securities and donated the cash from the sale. (If the value of your securities has declined since you purchased them, it may be to your advantage to sell them and give the cash proceeds instead. Please check with your advisor for details.)

Donating to the Rainforest Foundation let’s you begin your socially responsible investment strategy on the right foot.  Download our draft of a letter to your financial advisor to make donating your securities even easier. 

Looking for another way to give?  Consider using your Donor Advised Fund or Donate Cryptocurrency

Spring Clean Your Investment


Protecting the rainforest is the most economically effective way to fight climate change.


Our work secures the rights of indigenous peoples—it’s environmental protection you can feel good about.


Securities gifts include significant tax benefits.


Eliminating problematic investments from your portfolio is the first step in Socially Responsible Investment.

Ways to Give

You might be surprised to learn just how easy it is to donate appreciated securities to The Rainforest Foundation. If you hold stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have risen in value, and you have held them long term–for more than one year–you can make a gift of them to the Rainforest Foundation. Consider donating your securities now and make a difference. 

Electronic Stock Transfer 
Instructions for
The Rainforest Foundation

Account# 427-138505-057
DTC# 015
Tax ID# 95-1622945
Broker Address Richard Sepulveda
Morgan Stanley
140 E Ridgewood Ave 5th FL N TWR
Paramus, NJ 0765
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Broker Telephone 1 (201) 967-6270 

If you have any questions, please call us at 212-431-9098 or email donate@rffny.org. 

Talk to your financial advisor about giving to the Rainforest Foundation and socially responsible investment.
Talk to your financial consultant.  Giving is easy.  You can use this form to facilitate the transfer of your securities to the Rainforest Foundation.