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Tax ID no.  20-0231609
Area served  Global
President  Eric Carlson
Headquarters  East Aurora
Number of employees  36
Focus  Environmentalism
Chairman  W. Paul Rowland
Founded  23 September 2003
Revenue  3.948 million USD
Expenses  3.141 million USD
Carbonfund.org wwwearthshareorgmemberlogoscarbonfundlogopng
Legal status  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Motto  Reduce What You Can, Offset What You Can'tâ„¢
Similar  Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiat, Green America, The Conservation Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, Trees for the Future

The Carbonfund.org Foundation (known as Carbonfund.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Bethesda, Maryland that provides carbon offsetting and greenhouse gas reduction options to individuals, businesses, and organizations. Carbonfund.org Foundation purchases and retires certified carbon offsets on behalf of its donors. Donors are given a choice of project type to which they may donate, including renewable energy, reforestation, and energy efficiency projects. Carbonfund.org Foundation is a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange and is a Founding Member of the American Carbon Registry.



Carbonfund.org Foundation exclusively supports projects that are certified by third parties, including Environmental Resources Trust, the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, Voluntary Carbon Standard and the Chicago Climate Exchange.


Carbonfund.org Foundation supports three types of carbon projects: renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation.


  • Return to Forest Project
  • Certification: Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance CCBS "Gold Level"

  • Tensas River Valley Reforestation Project
  • Verification: CCBS Gold, VCS

    Renewable energy

  • New Bedford Landfill Methane Project
  • Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

  • Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center
  • Verification: Green-e Energy RECs

  • Inland Biodigester Project
  • Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

  • Chino Basin Dairy Farm Biodigester
  • Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

    Energy efficiency

  • IdleAire Truckstop Electrification Project
  • Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

  • Carbon Credit Retirement
  • Carbonfund.org purchases carbon financial instruments from the Chicago Climate Exchange and retires them.


    Carbonfund.org Foundation offers offsets at $10.00 per metric ton. As of December 2008, Carbonfund.org Foundation is offsetting over 1.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

    Major partnerships

    According to its website, Carbonfund.org Foundation has worked with over 2,000 small, medium, and large businesses since its inception, including Dell, Allstate, Orbitz, JetBlue,Budget Car Rental, LG, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Amtrak and Discovery Communications.


    Carbonfund.org Wikipedia

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