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Donate to Save Van Arken!

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Donor Testimonial ~

"I love this community and want to preserve it for the benefit of my children and anyone who appreciates its natural pristine qualities."

- Michael Solomon, Sustaining Donor to Van Arken

Campaign Goal

We are working to conserve 1,300 acres in the headwaters of the Mattole (the Van Arken watershed). Since we launched the campaign to save Van Arken in October 2016, we have raised over $670,000!

But we still need your support today. Every dollar helps!  

A local landowner came up with the idea of "funding an acre" for $5,500. Many people have come forward to fund an acre, either all at once, or pledging to do so over the next 5 years ($1,100/year). We encourage you to do the same and reach out to your friends and family to become a part of the Fund an Acre Family. 

Support from friends like YOU is vital to leverage grants and attract large funders!!


If you wish to donate a larger sum to save Van Arken and avoid the 3% fees charged by our credit card processing company (deducted from your total donation), making a cash or check payment will ensure your total donation goes to the campaign:

Mail a check to Sanctuary Forest, P.O. Box 166, Whitethorn, CA 95589

Deposit cash directly into our bank account at the Southern Humboldt Community Credit Union in Garberville, account #2028-51

Drop off your donation at the Sanctuary Forest office at 315 Shelter Cove Rd, Suite 4, Whitethorn, CA

Business Match?

Does your employer offer matching gifts? 

Employee Matching Gifts are donations an employer makes to match its employees' charitable contributions. Employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Guidelines and amounts vary with each company. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers. They usually can get more information about their matching gift benefits from their human resources department.

Ask today to have your gift matched and make even a bigger impact! 

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