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 Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, is an essential resource for the region’s professionals working in all aspects of sustainable building; we provide valuable education and networking opportunities for thousands of our members and non-members each year. 

But Urban Green Council is much more than a member group or professional organization--membership and course fees cover less than 20% of our budget. 

We are also a completely separate nonprofit from our national organization, the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington DC, and are responsible for our own fundraising. Therefore we look toward individuals, organizations, foundations and government to support our critical work. 

Urban Green Council helps to ensure that New York will be a great place to live for generations to come by advocating for a thoughtful, sustainable approach to urban planning, development, and energy policy. See our recent Annual Report (download) for details. 

In addition to membership or sponsorship, you can support Urban Green Council in the following ways:

Donate to a Special Urban Green Council Fund

Are you passionate about specific aspects sustainability in the urban built environment? Consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to a dedicated Urban Green Council Fund that goes to the heart of our mission:

Our Advocacy Fund supports important initiatives like the Building Resiliency Task Force and Green Codes Task Force, and enables Urban Green Council to work with government and private stakeholders to advance sustainable building efforts throughout New York City. By focusing on legislative action, Urban Green Council helps ensure meaningful change that makes an impact for generations to come.


Urban Green Council’s Education Fund supports our ambitious and varied educational events, which help keep New York area professionals up to date on the latest trends in urban sustainability. Our modest education fees only cover a small percentage of our education costs in order to foster broad participation; your support helps ensure that our robust educational offerings meet the needs of over 4,000 New Yorkers each year.


Our Research Fund supports projects of special interest to the New York building community. Our study, 90 by 50, found that New York City can reduce its carbon footprint 90% by 2050 using existing technologies at a reasonably manageable cost.


Take Advantage of your Company’s Matching Gift Program

Some employers contribute to Urban Green Council by matching their employees' individual, tax-deductible donations. Thousands of companies have matching gift programs that double (a one-to-one match) or even triple the amount of your individual donation. 

To find out if your employer has a Corporate Matching Gift Program, contact your company's Personnel Manager or Matching Gifts Program Officer. 

If your employer does have a matching gift program, please obtain your employer's matching gift form, complete it, and send it along with your donation to:
Urban Green Council
Attn: Development
20 Broad Street, Suite 709
New York, NY 10005 

Please contact us development@urbangreencouncil.org if you have any questions. 

Make a Gift of Appreciated Stock

The gift of an appreciated asset is a powerful way to support Urban Green Council’s work. Your gift of securities will entitle you to a federal charitable deduction when you itemize your tax returns, and you may deduct the full fair market value of your gift if you have held the securities for at least one year. In addition, you will avoid paying capital gains tax on all stock that you chose to donate to Urban Green Council. 

To make a gift of stock, please instruct your broker or bank to contact us at 212.514.9385, ext. 119, or development@urbangreencouncil.orgPlease notify us of all stock gifts. This will help us identify and shepherd your gift securely through the transfer process. 

Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax identification number is 01-0601798.