Support our community (Donate Now or Set up a Legacy Donation)
We are planting and promoting a healthy community.
Donate to help provide the many benefits of trees to our neighborhoods and community.
Lafayette, Indiana has a sizable urban forest today. The trees along the streets, in parks, in urban woods, around businesses, in individual yards, and other places make up our urban forest. The urban forest provides oxygen to breathe, cooling during the summer, cleans the air, and reduces noise. It provides indirect benefits of reducing crime, reducing stress, contributes to better health, reduces flooding, reduces the effects of climate change, and increases property values. Best of all, trees are beautiful.
As large as our urban forest is today, it needs to be increased to provide the benefits needed today and to reduce global climate change effects in the future. Tree Lafayette has contributed to the urban forest by planting over 4,000 trees but much more needs to be done. Tree Lafayette promotes a healthy community by providing education, leadership, and inspiration in planting and caring for trees. We accomplish our goals by planting and maintaining trees, providing educational resources, providing adult education, providing education in 3rd grade school classes, promoting the value of trees, and encouraging others to plant trees.
We must think about the future and plant trees now. Your support is crucial to us to be able to provide a sustainable urban forest that provides the benefits needed by our community.
Ways to Support Our Community:
- Donate now (one-time or recurring). - (click Here to find out more)
- Leave a legacy gift for future generations. - (click Here to find out more)
- Two easy ways to help Tree Lafayette when shopping. - (click Here to find out more)
- Support the Tree Lafayette Endowment Fund. - (click Here to find out more)
To make a one-time donation or to set up a recurring donation
To make a one-time donation or to set up a recurring donation online using PayPal, a debit card, or a credit card, click the Donate Now button below. Consider monthly donations as it is easier on the budget and convenient. For example, $15 per month is only 50 cents a day.
- Or, mail a check to the following address:
- Tree Lafayette
- 1915 Scott Street
- Lafayette, IN 47904
Learn how you can make a commitment to the community and the future of trees in Lafayette. Leave a legacy.
Long live your values, your love of trees, and your love of the Earth.
I want future generations to be able to thrive and to continue to enjoy the many benefits of trees in Lafayette. Lafayette is a beautiful city with the trees growing.
There are several ways that you can leave a lasting gift for future generations:
- Include Tree Lafayette in your will or estate plan.
- Designate Tree Lafayette as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
- Designate Tree Lafayette as a beneficiary of your trust, retirement plan, your financial account, etc.
- Set up a charitable IRA Account and designate Tree Lafayette. May be able to save on taxes by being able to deduct charitable contribution even though normally using standard deduction.
- If over 70.5 years old (or 72.5), save money on taxes and use your IRA to make an IRA Charitable Rollover with your Required Minimum Distributions.
Consult with your financial advisor, tax advisor, or attorney.
If you wish to name Tree Lafayette in your will or estate plan, we should be named as:
Lafayette Tree Fund dba Tree Lafayette. Our tax identification number is: 35-1896066. Tree Lafayette is a non-profit organization that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contact Tree Lafayette for more information, if needed.
Two easy ways to help Tree Lafayette when shopping.
#1 Do you shop at Payless/Kroger? Sign up for Payless/Kroger Community Rewards. Earn money for Tree Lafayette when you use your Payless/Kroger loyalty card.
To initially set it up to link your rewards card to Tree Lafayette. Go to https://www.pay-less.com. Go to My Account and click on Community Rewards. Then click on Change Organization and search for "Tree Lafayette" or UK201. Click on Enroll for Tree Lafayette.
Then each time you shop at Payless/Kroger, use your rewards card and automatically earn money for Tree Lafayette.
#2 Do you shop at Walmart? Use Spark Good Program (new program).
Sign up at https://www.walmart.com/account/spark-good. Designate "Lafayette Tree Fund" as your charity. Participate in monetary "Round Up" donations each time at checkout.
Support the Tree Lafayette Endowment Fund
The yield from the endowment fund provides Tree Lafayette with lasting annual support for tree maintenance and care.
If you wish to support the Tree Lafayette Endowment, make your check payable to the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette and write Tree Lafayette in the memo line. Send your check to CFGL, 300 Main St., #100, Lafayette, IN 47901.