Here’s how you can give to Sustain Charlotte to help support our mission

Walk CLT people walking

A family attends Sustain Charlotte’s Walk CLT event.

During this season of giving, we invite you to consider the powerful gift of investing in a sustainable future. Sustain Charlotte is ready, willing, and equipped to continue effecting meaningful change with YOUR help. We have many options for you to donate your time, energy, and money to contribute to achieving a healthy, equitable, and vibrant community for generations to come.

Check out the ways you can give now!

Become a member

You can become a Sustain Charlotte sustaining member for as little as $10/month. Your tax-deductible membership donations will help us continue to advocate for growing our community in a way that is better for the climate, our health, and equity. This means better public transit; a connected greenway, bicycle, and sidewalk network; and compact, efficient development that preserves more green space and allows us to be less dependent on cars for our mobility. You’ll also receive a complimentary T-shirt and other fun benefits. Become a member today.

Volunteer

Volunteers make our events happen! Each year, we need dozens of volunteers to support Biketoberfest, the Charlotte Sustainability Awards and other educational and advocacy activities. For corporate and individual volunteering opportunities, please email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@sustaincharlotte.org. Sign up to receive our newsletter for new and upcoming ways to give your time and energy to Sustain Charlotte efforts.

Join our partner network 

Through our partner program, we provide year-round brand exposure, positive publicity, and business development opportunities to those businesses and nonprofits that are helping make our community become more sustainable through their products, services, or commitment to move their organization towards greater sustainability. Partners provide critical operating support to Sustain Charlotte via an annual partner fee. Check out our list of partners and see all the benefits of joining our partner network.

Make a one-time gift

Every penny counts when it comes to doing the work of advocating for a sustainable future! Make a tax-deductible one-time contribution of any amount at any time. Many employers match the charitable donations of their employees; see if this applies to your organization and double your impact!

Donor-advised fund

Sustain Charlotte is proud to be an approved charity for Donor Advised Fund sponsoring organizations. Donor-Advised Funds are a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. They allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. This giving option is a wonderful way to support the vital work that Sustain Charlotte is doing in our community.

Workplace giving 

Employees of businesses that participate in EarthShare North Carolina’s Workplace Giving and State Employee Giving Campaign or are a 1% for the Planet business can designate their contributions for Sustain Charlotte.

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Sustain Charlotte every time you shop, at no cost to you. On your first visit to smile.amazon.com or AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Select Sustain Charlotte, then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. When you shop, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Sustain Charlotte!

In-kind donations

Donate items or services for Sustain Charlotte to use as raffle prizes for events. When you make an in-kind donation, not only are you supporting the organization, but folks will know that you and your business align closely with the mission of Sustain Charlotte. Email our team to learn more.

A look at the year ahead 

At Sustain Charlotte, we work to transform our community for good all year long. We need your support to help us continue our hard work in 2023. Here’s what’s at the top of our to-do list for the new year:

  • Ensuring that the Unified Development Ordinance is implemented in a consistent and equitable manner to help Charlotte become a healthier, more equitable, more affordable and more sustainable city.
  • Advocating for funding in Mecklenburg County’s next Capital Improvement Plan to build AT LEAST 50 new miles of greenways over the next five years.
  • Advocating for local and state leaders to let voters decide on the One Cent for Mobility sales tax that would provide the critical funding needed to improve and expand our sidewalk, bicycle, greenway, and transit networks.

Thank you for your support. We couldn’t do what we do without you!