The Santa Monica Mountains are forever, so if you would like to make a lasting gift for someone special, mark a milestone occasion, or just do something nice for someone who cares or cared about our mountains, please use the form below. We will ask you for some information about your gift, so that we can follow your instructions in ensuring that the gift announcement is appropriate and sent to the proper address. Please note that if you have any difficulty with the on-line forms, you can email us, or write us at SAMO Fund, 401 W. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. In response to many donations offered in memory of Rep. Tony Beilenson, a special donation page has been set up: click HERE to make a donation in his honor.
Generally we send a formal letter of announcement via surface mail to the person and address you provide; we will provide you with a copy as well, generally using email when we can. Please feel free to share any information you can to help us properly mark the occasion and reflect your sentiments. Know that once the donation is made, you will also receive an acknowledgment of your contribution for tax purposes; if the donation is made on-line, this may occur within seconds. Because no tangible benefits are given to you, the donor, this contribution is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, pursuant to the IRS nonprofit determination for the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, Tax ID# 95-4187832.
We maintain a number of restricted and endowment accounts for specific purposes such as preserving wildlife, educating the next generation or maintain our beautiful trails. But we treat most Honor Gifts as general contributions, at least initially, and reserve the right to name the purpose for the person or family of the person be honored. In the end, we still encourage gifts that remain unrestricted, as they maximize our options and ability to help the Santa Monica Mountains.