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Give to RMI

Make an impact today.

Give an unrestricted gift today and support RMI in its efforts to design whole energy system solutions that promote radical resource efficiency and the integration of renewable energy sources. These solutions will support a larger economy and serve as the foundation for our transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables by 2050. Or target your gift to address your passion by focusing on a specific project in one of our four areas of impact—buildings, electricity, industry, or transportation. Rocky Mountain Institute is an IRS designated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and as such, charitable contributions made to RMI are tax deductible.

It’s easy to make a meaningful cash gift to RMI today. A charitable gift to RMI is a great way to make lasting impact and to honor a loved one’s birthday, anniversary or other important milestone. And it’s the perfect gift for that person who is passionate about the health of our planet. Make a gift in someone's honor or in the memory of a departed loved one. A memorial fund can also be made in the memory of a departed loved one. Many people have chosen to support RMI in this very personal way.

Explore how you can support RMI by:

Cash, Check, Credit Card
Publicly Traded or Closely Held Securities
Retirement Plan Assets
Life Insurance
Real Estate
Tax Benefits

Engage in Our Work

The National Solutions Council brings together friends of Rocky Mountain Institute who are committed to understanding, supporting, and promoting RMI’s work to create transformational change for the next generation. Your minimum tax-deductible contribution of $1,500 per year qualifies you for full membership. Join today.

Leave a Legacy

Name RMI in your will and ensure that your charitable support will fuel RMI’s approach to energy solutions in perpetuity. Make a simple designation or create a revocable trust that will create charitable opportunities for your children and grandchildren. Leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or what remains after other bequests have been satisfied.

For more information, please contact develop@rmi.org.

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Supporting RMI with a cash gift is easy. Click here to make a gift using your credit card. You can further simplify your giving while making a meaningful impact through a recurring gift. It’s quick and easy to set up a monthly or quarterly gift with a credit card. Or, download our Automated Account Deduction Form to set up a monthly transfer from your bank account.

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Mail a Check

Mail your tax deductible contribution to:
Rocky Mountain Institute
1820 Folsom Street
Boulder, CO  80302

Give at Work

RMI is a member of Earth Share, a Washington DC-based organization that manages workplace-giving campaigns for national environmental charities, just as the United Way raises funds for its health and human service charities. Through Earth Share, employees can have a chosen amount automatically deducted from each paycheck to support any Earth Share member organizations, including RMI. Federal employees can also contribute to RMI through the Combined Federal Campaign. Contact us at develop@rmi.org or (970) 927-3851 to find out how to sign up an employer.

Since 2002, 1% for the Planet has inspired members of the business community to contribute 1% of sales to environmental groups around the world. In return, this growing alliance of companies is given the opportunity not only to see their self-worth rise, but their net worth climb as well.

RMI would like to thank the following 1% for the Planet Partners:

Repreve by Unifi
Heidi Hat
Drive Current
Anatomy Now, LLC

Publicly Traded or Closely Held Securities

A gift of stock is a convenient way to support RMI’s work. If you wish to make a gift of restricted, closely held or other non-publicly traded securities, please contact us for instructions of what additional information may be needed. RMI can accept:

  • Securities held in a brokerage account
  • Securities registered in your name
  • Mutual funds

A donation of closely-held securities must be reviewed before acceptance to ensure that there are no restrictions or considerations that will prevent the Institute from converting assets to cash or that it will not generate undesirable tax consequences.

Contact us at develop@rmi.org or call (303) 567-8632 for our brokerage account information to transfer a gift of stock to RMI.

Contact your financial advisor with tax or legal advice.

RMI’s tax ID number is 74-2244146.

Retirement Plan Assets

Consider passing on other assets to your heirs and use retirement assets to support the work of RMI. Avoid exorbitant taxes by making an outright gift of retirement assets.

Contact your financial advisor with tax or legal advice. RMI’s tax ID number is 74-2244146.

Life Insurance

A simple way to make an impactful gift to RMI is to donate a life insurance policy. Consider buying a policy on your life for the benefit of RMI.  You can then make tax-deductible contributions to RMI to cover the cost of the premiums. Or, consider donating an existing policy that you no longer need.  You will receive a charitable deduction based on the replacement value or your cost, whichever is less.

Contact your financial advisor with tax or legal advice. RMI’s tax ID number is 74-2244146.

Real Estate

Do you own real estate that has appreciated over the years? Why not turn property gains into good? Donate a vacation home, rental properties, raw or undeveloped land, farmland, a personal residence or commercially developed land to help RMI realize its vision of a fossil-free future.

Thirty percent of the fair market value of a real estate gift (up to 30% of AGI) is tax-deductible. A gift of real estate to RMI will offer the opportunity to realize your charitable dreams while enjoying substantial tax and financial benefits.

Contact your financial advisor with tax or legal advice. RMI’s tax ID number is 74-2244146.

Tax Benefits

When you make a gift to RMI, you receive the full tax advantages available by law for gifts to public charities. Donors are able to avoid capital gains tax for gifts of appreciated assets, and donors’ estate tax liability may be reduced. As a contributor to RMI, you will enjoy preferential tax treatment in the following ways:

Type of Asset

Charitable Tax Deduction

Cash, Check, Credit Card Deductible up to 50% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), with a five-year carryover for any unused portion.
Publicly Traded Securities (Long Term Capital Gain Property)
Fair market value deduction up to 30% of your AGI, with a five-year carryover for any unused portion.
Closely Held Stock
Fair market value deduction up to 30% of your AGI, with a five-year carryover for any unused portion. Exemption on capital gains tax on appreciation.
Real Estate
Fair market value deduction up to 30% of your AGI, with a five-year carryover for any unused portion. Exemption on capital gains tax on appreciation.
IRAs and other Retirement Funds Estate tax deduction for value of donation and no ordinary income tax or capital gains tax due on retirement assets.

Charitable Bequest Estate tax deduction for value of donation.

Special Thanks To Our In-Kind Donation Partners

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