Thank you for your interest in supporting the Well Done Foundation and our mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US by plugging orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are approximately 2.15 million unplugged abandoned wells scattered throughout the United States. We work with farmers and landowners, local and state governments, corporations and not-for-profit organizations to locate abandoned wells, measure and document the CO2 emissions, then plug the wells and restore the surrounding surface area to its original state.
Plugging orphan wells is not the single solution to slowing the pace of climate change. Collectively, we should all be doing everything we can to tackle and solve the problem, including switching to renewable sources of energy, planting trees, and plugging leaking wells. That said, money spent plugging methane-leaking oil and gas wells is money efficiently spent, and it is a direct, immediate and effective way to fight climate change.
This effective and immediate impact is why so many individuals, companies, and organizations have chosen to support our efforts.
Well Done Foundation, Inc., is a duly registered Montana nonprofit corporation and is classified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), with the ID #84-4559447, as an exempt private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and is subject to Section 501(c)(3) and is therefore exempt from federal income tax. Donors can deduct contributions they make to the Well Done Foundation, Inc. under IRC Section 170. The Well Done Foundation, Inc. is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 0r 2522.