Frequently Asked Questions

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About Stand.earth

Stand.earth is an international organization with offices in Canada and the United States. We challenge corporations and governments to treat people and the environment with respect. We were founded nearly twenty years ago by a group of dedicated people who were working day in and day out to solve a big problem: What do you do when the health and foundation of communities and their environment are being undermined? Over the years, our work and our approach has evolved from a dedicated focus on forest protection to taking on some of the root causes of climate change and environmental injustice. Learn more about us here.

Stand.earth is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of the State of California in 1999 as ForestEthics (EIN: 94-3331587).

Our U.S. address:
Stand.earth 548 Market Street
Suite 74196
San Francisco, CA 94104-5401
+1 415 863 4563

In Canada, we are a registered Society under the Societies Act, under the name Stand Environmental Society (BC Reg Id: S0059653). Please note that in Canada we are not a registered charity, which allows us to do direct advocacy as needed.

Our Canadian address is:
Stand.earth
5307 Victoria Drive, Suite 347
Vancouver, BC V5P 3V6
+1 604 331 6201

We are an accredited charity with Guidestar platinum seal for transparency and we are also a 3 star charity on the Charity Navigator platform.

We receive funding from thousands of Canadians and US Citizens from coast to coast. We also receive grants from Foundations that share our vision and believe in our mission.

To maintain our independence, organizational integrity and avoid a potential conflict of interest, Stand.earth does not accept funding from corporations. Stand.earth relies on donations from our community members, and on grants from foundations. You can learn more about our finances here.

Stand.earth is a non-partisan organization and has no affiliation with any political party in any country. To truly stay independent, Stand.earth does not solicit or accept funding from any governments or political parties.

Please refer to our privacy policy page to learn about our data management policies.

About our fundraising program

You can call us at +1-833-STAND-33 (+1-833-782-6333) Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm PT or email gifts@stand.earth.

Please be patient if we missed your call. If you can, please leave a voicemail and we will try and get back to you within a day

As an independent environmental organization, we don’t accept money from corporations or governments. This is why Stand.earth monthly donations are so important as they help us plan better and enable us to focus more on the work we do. Furthermore, recurring donors give us the ability to effectively tackle power and make real change happen.

If you donated online: Please visit our Donor Hub where you can maintain and update your own information (including donation amount, card number, personal info, etc) and ensure that your donation processes correctly and your money continues to go where you intend it – fighting for healthy forests, a stable climate, and human rights. To log in, just enter the email that you used to donate and you will be sent a secure link to gain access.

If you donated via PayPal: Log-in to your PayPal account and follow these instructions to find and update your gift.

If you donated via mail or phone: Email gifts@stand.earth with your name, address, and gift info and we will get back to you as soon as we can to assist you!

Please visit our Donor Hub to stop your recurring donation. To log in, just enter the email that you used to donate and you will be sent a secure link to get in. If you have any questions, please email gifts@stand.earth .

US Donors: Stand.earth is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of the State of California in 1999 as ForestEthics (EIN: 94-3331587) and all donations to our organization in the US are tax deductible under the US tax laws. After you donate, you will receive an acknowledgement email for your records. If you haven’t received the acknowledgement within one week, please reach out to gifts@stand.earth. If you donate more than one gift in a year, you will get one yearly receipt with relevant tax information at the end of February.

Canadian Donors: We are a registered Society under the Societies Act, under the name Stand Environmental Society (BC Reg Id: S0059653). Please note that in Canada we are not a registered charity, which allows us to do direct advocacy as needed. After you donate, you will receive an acknowledgement email for your records. If you haven’t received the acknowledgement within one week, please reach out to gifts@stand.earth.

Phone: Our team will be happy to guide you through the process of supporting the mission of Stand.earth. To make a donation over the phone, please call us at 1-833-STAND-33 (1-833-782-6333) Monday through Friday, between 9am and 5pm Pacific Time. You can also email gifts@stand.earth with any questions or to request that we call you to process your donation.

Mail: Please mail your check/cheque made out to Stand along with the appropriate donation form (link below) to one of our offices.

Canadian Donations:
Canadian donation form
Stand.earth
5307 Victoria Drive, Suite 347
Vancouver, BC V5P 3V6

US Donations:
US donation form
Stand.earth
1329 N State St #302
Bellingham, WA 98225

Peer-to-Peer fundraising
You can visit our facebook page and start a peer to peer fundraiser on behalf of Stand for any occasion (Ex: Birthday)

  • Visit the Stand.earth facebook page
  • Click on “Fundraisers”
  • Click “Raise Money”
  • Customize the “Title” of your fundraiser
  • Set a monetary goal
  • Select your “Currency”
  • Choose an end date for your fundraiser
  • Click “Create”

Personalize your message to your network about why you support Stand.earth and how they can help you raise money for Stand. For your personal fundraiser, we suggest a goal of $500 and a duration of 4 weeks though you can choose the details that feel comfortable to you. A strong, personal message is the best way to get your facebook friends involved and excited about raising funds for Stand. Thank you so much for considering fundraising for Stand.earth.

You can also directly donate the funds here or reach out to us at gifts@stand.earth.

If your employer participates in our Matching Gifts Program, you can double your support to Stand.earth without even giving a dollar more. Please visit our matching gift program page to see if your gift is eligible.

Your donation will be quickly put to use funding investigative research, powering our online actions platform, supporting on-the-ground organizing, and directly challenging corporate behavior to create lasting change. To learn more about our current campaigns please visit our work section on our website.

We also provide regular reports to inform our donor community about the work we are doing at Stand.earth.

Please visit our Manage Your Subscription Page, where you can opt out from receiving any more fundraising emails from us. Just enter the email that you used to create your account and choose your communication preferences. Alternatively, you can request to unsubscribe from our fundraising email list by emailing gifts@stand.earth .

Advocacy and campaigns at Stand.earth

Thank you for showing your interest in joining the Stand Community.

You can join our volunteer slack channel at standvolunteers.slack.com to learn more about volunteering opportunities at Stand.earth.

Please visit the Our Work section on our website to get familiar with all the great work we do at Stand.earth. Our broad program areas include:

  • Canada climate & energy
  • Communities standing up to oil and gas
  • Forest Conservation
  • Fossil-free towns and regions
  • Ocean protection and shipping
  • Corporate climate pollution
  • Climate Finance

Thank you for showing interest in joining our texting program. Currently our texting alert program is available for people with US or Canadian mobile phone numbers. Please sign up here.

While most of our actions are hosted on our own platform, we do occasionally partner with other organizations for joint actions and generate a higher number of petition signatures. For example, on our own we would have been able to generate 12,000 signatures for a petition to Biden – because of the support of other organizations we were able to generate more than 125,000, making our call to action that much stronger when we delivered the petition signatures.

We definitely sympathize with the inbox overload problem. Rest assured, these types of actions are not, and will not become our primary form of changing this world for the better. You can easily opt-out of any coalition emails like this by updating your preferences here.

Email Alerts: Please visit the Manage Your Subscription Page to update your email communication preferences. Just enter the email that you used to create your account and choose your preferences. Alternatively, you can request to unsubscribe from our email list by emailing action@stand.earth.

Texting Alerts: To unsubscribe from our texting program, please follow the instructions below:

  • If you are using a US mobile phone number, Please text “STOP” to (650) 770-1776.
  • If you are using a Canadian mobile phone number, Please text “STOP” to (236) 233-3255.

Alternatively, you can email your mobile phone number to us at texting@stand.earth and we will unsubscribe you from our texting alert program.