100% of donations on this page go to support COTAP’s startup costs, operating expenses, and expansion. To offset your CO2 emissions through one or more COTAP projects, with 90.9% of your donation going to your chosen project(s) and 9.1% going to COTAP, please see our Offsetting Options above.
Donations by Mail
Please send checks or money orders payable to Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty (COTAP) to:
3857 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Please include “COTAP Ops & Expansion” in the memo section of your check so we can distinguish your check from a carbon offset donation to COTAP’s projects. To receive an emailed donation acknowledgement letter instead of a mailed one, please be sure to include your email address.
Employee & Retiree Donation Matching Programs
Please check with your employer to see if they match employees’ donations. Some employers even match donations of their retirees. This is an easy way to DOUBLE your contribution. While 90.9% of your carbon offset transaction goes to our projects, employer matching funds are utilized for COTAP’s startup costs, operations, and expansion.
Grants and Large Gifts
For supporters seeking to provide significant general support, to support specific areas of COTAP’s infrastructure, or to provide a multi-year sequence of milestones-based grants. Contact us at donate [at] cotap [dot] org.
Corporations and Foundations
Please see our Corporate Partnerships & Foundation Challenge Grants page. COTAP is a unique and meaningful way for your company or foundation to demonstrate leadership on climate change while engaging employees, customers, and/or the general public. For companies, campaigns don’t require outlays outside of existing employer matching or marketing budgets.
- Currently, general COTAP donations are not a part of our integrated checkout process and can’t be mixed with offset contributions to projects in the same transaction. You can do both, but currently they must be done separately.
- Unless a specific breakdown is included for the project(s) you wish to support, a check received by mail will be considered a general COTAP donation and 100% will be used for COTAP’s startup, operating, and expansion costs.
For questions or inquiries regarding any of the above, please email us at donate [at] cotap [dot] org.