Ways to Give

Your philanthropic investment in RMI is helping to create a better planet and a brighter future — one powered by clean, affordable, and reliable renewable energy. We are grateful to all our donors for their generous support.

By Cash, Check, PayPal, or Credit Card

Online: Supporting RMI with a cash gift can be easily done online using your credit card. You can further simplify your giving while making a meaningful impact through a recurring gift, which can be set up as a monthly or quarterly gift with a credit card. Learn More

With Your PayPal Account: If you have an account, pay easily and conveniently through PayPal here.

Automatic Account Deduction: Set up a monthly transfer directly from your bank account by contacting our development team at develop@rmi.org.

By Mail: Mail your tax-deductible contribution to RMI, 2490 Junction Place, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80301.

Make a Gift in Someone’s Honor

A charitable gift to RMI is a great way to make a lasting impact and to honor a loved one’s birthday, anniversary, or other important milestone. And it’s the perfect gift for that person who is passionate about the health of our planet. There are several ways you can honor a loved one through your gift to RMI:

Make a gift in someone’s honor: In our donation form, check “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” and then fill out the provided fields

Establish a memorial fund: Made in the memory of a departed individual. Contact our development team at develop@rmi.org to discuss your goals.

Contribute through RMI memorial funds: The Eric Konheim Memorial Fund, and Greg Franta Leadership Fund were established to honor two passionate individuals who gave to RMI in unique and meaningful ways.

Learn more by emailing us at develop@rmi.org or calling us at +1 303-567-8716.

Publicly Traded or Closely Held Securities

A gift of stock is a convenient way to support RMI’s work. If you wish to make a gift of restricted, closely held or other non-publicly traded securities, please contact us for instructions on what additional information may be needed. RMI can accept:

  • Securities held in a brokerage account
  • Securities registered in your name
  • Mutual funds

A donation of closely held securities must be reviewed before acceptance to ensure that there are no restrictions or considerations that will prevent the Institute from converting assets to cash or that it will not generate undesirable tax consequences. Contact our development team by email, or call 303-567-8716 for our brokerage account information to transfer a gift of stock to RMI.

Retirement Plan Assets

Consider making a QCD (Qualified Charitable Deduction) with your IRA RMD (Required Minimum Distribution) and/or including RMI as a beneficiary on your retirement accounts. You might also contemplate passing on other assets to your heirs and using retirement assets to support the work of RMI. We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor about the potential benefits of any of these options.

Life Insurance

A simple way to make an impactful gift to RMI is to donate a life insurance policy. Consider buying a policy on your life for the benefit of RMI or designating RMI as a beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy. You will receive a charitable deduction based on the replacement value or your cost, whichever is less.

Real Estate

Do you own real estate that has appreciated over the years? Why not turn property gains into good? Donate a vacation home, rental properties, raw or undeveloped land, farmland, a personal residence, or commercially developed land to help drive a clean energy future. A gift of real estate to RMI will offer the opportunity to realize your charitable dreams while enjoying substantial tax and financial benefits. We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor about the potential benefits.

Tax Benefits

When you make a gift to RMI, you receive the full tax advantages available by law for gifts to public charities. Donors can avoid capital gains tax for gifts of appreciated assets, and donors’ estate tax liability may be reduced. We encourage you to speak with your financial advisor about the potential benefits.

RMI’s tax ID number is 74-2244146

When you give to RMI, you give with confidence.

RMI is a recipient of Charity Navigator’s 4-Star rating, the highest rating possible given to nonprofits for fiscal responsibility and transparency. We are also rated as a Candid (formerly Guidestar) Platinum organization.