An anti-GHG 501(c)(3)

A new tax-advantaged way to take climate action

what

Our planet needs high-quality, permanent carbon removal, now.

As a 501(c)(3), we pool tax-deductible donations from climate-conscious individuals, foundations, family offices, and donor advised funds, and make strategic purchases of high-quality carbon removal. We don’t get credits or offsets in return, we just reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases.

Climate scientists agree: it’s not enough just to reduce emissions. We also need to remove large amounts of carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere.

Carbon removal solutions exist, but they’re not growing fast enough, and there aren’t enough of them. We need to rapidly accelerate the deployment of permanent, high-quality carbon removal. To do that, we need policy change, corporate buyers, venture capital, philanthropic support—we need it all. We’re here to channel more of the philanthropic dollars to carbon removal.

Tax-deductible

As a 501(c)(3), donations are tax-deductible, and you’ll receive a tax-compliant receipt via email.

Transparent

We believe in being open about everything we do, from our research sources and methodology to our decision-making process and project portfolio.

Simple

Our work is straightforward by design. We make it easy for anyone to make real change for the planet.

how

A tax-deductible vehicle for carbon removal.

We use research from leading climate organizations like Frontier and CarbonPlan and evaluate potential recipients against strict criteria to ensure donations drive real impact on the planet. Early donors include Tim Ferriss and Segment co-founder Calvin French-Owen.

Additional

Carbon is removed as a result of the donation, and wouldn’t otherwise have happened.

Verifiable

Providers have scientifically rigorous, transparent reporting on the amount of carbon removed as a result of the purchase.

Long term

Carbon is stored for centuries or millennia.

Ethical

Projects have no negative social and economic impact in the communities they operate in.

Scalable

Projects have the potential to scale to many megatons per year and become drastically more affordable.

Validated

Leading climate experts have published research on or publicly supported the project.

portfolio

Putting philanthropic dollars behind high-quality carbon removal projects.

Our current project portfolio includes companies like Heirloom and Charm, and we’re actively researching more projects to support. Know some? Get in touch!

Charm uses plants to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting biomass into a stable, carbon-rich liquid and pumping it deep underground.

Heirloom is removing 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2035 by using natural processes to engineer the world's most cost-effective Direct Air Capture solution.

With Terraset, I know I’m purchasing high-quality, long-term carbon removal, and the tax benefits mean my purchase goes further. They’re removing carbon right when we need it most.

Calvin French-Owen, FounderSegment

Removing 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide in the next 15 years is possible, but it’s hard. We need organizations like Terraset to lead the charge in driving early demand, so we can scale up, drive costs down, and hit our aggressive global climate targets.

Shashank Samala, CEOHeirloom

Early demand for high-quality carbon removal projects like Planetary is crucial. It funds early development and sends a signal to the market. What Terraset is doing to bring philanthropic dollars to serve this purpose is brilliant and exactly what we need more of.

Mike Kelland, CEOPlanetary

While the voluntary market can only take us so far, it is playing a critical role in jumpstarting the CDR market, and enabling donors and philanthropists to direct funds in this important area is creative and potentially hugely impactful. I’m excited to see where this goes!

Jason Jacobs, PartnerMy Climate Journey

Deploying carbon dioxide removal at gigaton-scale is crucial. Terraset is helping drive philanthropic capital towards the projects that’ll make it possible.

Andrew Beebe, Managing DirectorObvious Ventures
who

Our people.

Founder

Alex Roetter

General Partner at Moxxie Ventures. Investor in climate, health, and AI (among others). Former SVP Engineering at Twitter, President at Kittyhawk, software engineer at Google and other startups.

Co-Founder

Chris Wedding

Founder at Entrepreneurs for Impact. Faculty at Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill. Former environmental private equity investor and impact investment banker. Podcast host. 

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