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Thank you for your interest in supporting the Well Done Foundation (WDF). Our mission is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the USA by plugging orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells.

There are 3.5 million orphaned (no owner) and abandoned oil wells in the USA that emit more than 8 million metric tons of CO2.


How much can plugging just one orphaned well help?

It’s the annual equivalent of reducing methane from:

  • Taking 3,115 gas-powered cars off the road 
  • Removing 605,999 trash bags in a landfill
  • Charging 1,702,997,048 smartphones

Money donated to further the WDF’s mission is a direct, efficient, and completely transparent way to fight climate change—which is why so many individuals, companies, and organizations have chosen to support our efforts.


Interested in offsetting your carbon footprint? – Be a carbon hero!


1 Department of Energy Undocumented Orphan Wells Workshop, April 23, 2022


3 Emissions of 500 metric tons of methane

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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.

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