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Financial Information

Save the Redwoods League revenue comes from individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies and investments.

Financial Information. Photo by Miguel Vieira, Flickr Creative Commons

The transaction cycle in land conservation can take more than five years to complete, from initial contact with a seller to acquisition and finally, transfer to a public agency or nonprofit for permanent protection. Consequently, the League may hold land (reflected as real estate held) for several years before transferring it to a public agency or nonprofit land trust and realizing any program expense. Considered over a five-year period, the League's expenses for programmatic services represented 72 percent of total expenses.

Review our annual audited financial statements and IRS 990 forms below. Save the Redwoods League is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our revenue comes from individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies and investments. With these generous donations, since 1918, the League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

Unfortunately, some ancient redwoods remain unprotected, and forests that are protected face threats from a changing environment, disease and devastating government budget cuts. Your donations help us save these special places, allowing us to purchase redwood land, restore logged forests, study how to best protect them and teach children and adults about these magical expressions of life.

Annual Audited Financial Statements

IRS Form 990

Save the Redwoods League is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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2012 Impact of donations

Your Gifts Secure Match for Santa Cruz Old-Growth

Thanks to you, we've met our matching gift challenge! Thanks to the generous J.A. Woollam Foundation, an additional $68,000 of your gifts were matched in our Santa Cruz Mountains Old-Growth Campaign. The J.A. Woollam Foundation donated the gift in addition to its initial pledge of $100,000! We also thank our anonymous donor for the gift of $55,000 to this campaign. So far we've raised about $5.5 million of the $8 million needed to purchase and protect some of the most magnificent old-growth redwood forest still left in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. You can help us meet our ultimate goal. Learn more.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

HIGHLIGHTS: A visit to the Eel River's magnificent redwoods inspired John C. Merriam, Madison Grant, and Henry Fairfield Osborn to establish Save the Redwoods League in 1918. Only three years later, the fledging organization won protection for the area.

Park Highlights & Visitor Information »