Thank you for supporting the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation (LAAF). By making a tax-deductible donation (nonprofit tax ID #95-1582650), you will be contributing to an improved quality of life, increased science literacy and an enhanced appreciation for the natural world.
It’s easy to support the Arboretum by making a gift online using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card.
Donate by Mail
We welcome your cards and letters to us! You can mail a check to:
Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation
301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Giving Tip for Donors over Age 72
(70 ½ if you reached that age prior to Jan. 1, 2020)
For older IRA owners facing their annual required minimum distribution (RMD) obligations, there is a more tax-efficient means to do charitable giving to nonprofit organizations like the Arboretum Foundation. Did you know you can transfer up to $100,000 to charity tax-free each year — even if that’s more than your RMD? The money counts as your RMD but isn’t included in your adjusted gross income and can offer other benefits such as reduced Medicare premiums and/or lower taxes on social security benefits. Funds need to transfer directly from the IRA administrator to the nonprofit for it to count as a tax-free transfer.
Plan Your Donation
You may find that a planned gift will allow you to make a more substantial contribution to the Arboretum than you may have thought possible. A planned gift can have major tax advantages for you and your loved ones. For a few examples of planned gifts, click here.
By naming the Arboretum as a beneficiary in your estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, or insurance policy, you help sustain the gardens for future generations.
Match Your Donation
Many employers will match your donations to the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation dollar-for-dollar, including monthly pledges. Simply request a matching gift form from your company’s human resources office and fill it out to initiate the match. For information, contact Ivonne Escobedo, Membership Manager at 626.821.3233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial & Tributes
The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation offers a variety of lasting and meaningful ways to honor someone special while providing important financial support to the Arboretum. For details about tributes and memorials, click here.
Give to the Arboretum Library
New or used books and other reading materials are always welcome. Donations that do not fit into our collection or duplicate items we already own are sold at the Library’s Book Sales to raise funds for new purchases. When a book is donated to the library a special arboretum bookplate with the donor’s name will be included within the book.
Donations made to the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation L.A.A.F (TaxID# 95-1582650) are tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt for your donation.