Fast facts for curious cats!
One Tree Planted is a non-profit organization created by Matt Hill as a non-profit in Shelburne, Vermont in 2014. We are a public 501(c)(3) charity and our tax ID# is 46-4664562.
We partner with carefully selected reforestation organizations in 4 regions: North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. You can choose a project to donate to within in each region – one dollar plants one tree. We pool the donations for each project and send the funds to our reforestation partner, enabling them to cover the costs required to get these trees in the ground.
Yes. One Tree Planted is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.
Tree costs vary based on region and partner. Here is a quick and easy cost breakdown of how we get one tree planted in an average region:
$.50 -.85 for one tree sapling to be grown at a nursery
$.20 - $.30 per tree to be planted
$.08 - $.20 per tree average with transport costs, material costs
$.10 - $.22 ongoing maintenance of trees
$.12 - $.15 operating costs
$.03 - $.05 credit card processing fees, transaction costs
The time between your donation and the actual tree planting will vary depending on the region you have chosen and the time of year. Planting usually happens during the rainy season, when the soil provides optimum conditions for tree survival.
We work hard to keep you in the loop on how your donation is being used. When your planting session takes place, we will send you an update with photos and information provided by our reforestation partners. This will usually include details such as the tree species planted, expected survival rates, community engagement, and ecological benefits.
Yes! We do our best to take photos at all of our planting projects. (Sometimes mother nature can get in the way!) Check out our galleries here.
Yes! You can dedicate or gift your trees to someone you care about by selecting "Gift Some Trees" on any project page. You will be prompted to choose a digital gift card to send to the recipient via email or text message. You can also write a personal message on their digital Tree Certificate using the 'Gift Options' field on the Cart page.
If you would like to send a physical Tree Certificate as a gift, you can also add this under 'Gift Options' on the Cart page. It costs $5 to print the certificate (we use natural, tree-free banana or seed paper) and $5 for postage & handling.
Definitely! You can check out using PayPal or credit card, and the amount in USD will be converted from your local currency. All our agreements with reforestation partners are in US dollars, making it easy to ensure we can deliver one tree for one dollar.
Yes! We work with lots of awesome businesses who want to give something back to the environment and improve their corporate social sustainability. Find out more here.
There are many options for partnering with us, but the most common is One For One. We can also organize tree-planting days for your company's next employee engagement initiative.
Heck yes! You can start a fundraiser as an individual or a team here. If you're more of a social media person, you can also run your fundraiser on Facebook. You can run it however you like! Maybe you want to dedicate your birthday to tree-planting instead of getting gifts from your friends. Maybe you're challenging yourself to do something awesome – like running a marathon or give up meat for a month – and you want your friends to motivate you by donating to a great cause. Or maybe you're running an event and you'd like to donate your proceeds rather than collecting ticket money.
If you've got a cool fundraising idea, please let us know so we can share the love!
Yes. We have international volunteer opportunities with our partner in Indonesia and a student Eco Adventure in Costa Rica. If you're looking for something more local, our planting partners across North America often have volunteer days that we can help you get involved in. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.
Amazing! We are so thrilled that you want to do more to protect our beautiful planet. Check out our Individuals page for a few ways you can get more involved.
Our Tree Ambassador Kit might be of interest - it has lots of interesting information about trees and the environment, as well as details on how you can organize your own tree planting initiative in your local area. Fundraising is another fun way to get involved and help the planet by sharing your passion with family and friends.