Growing a forest of 5000 year trees

Bristlecone Kit

This month, your contributions to The Long Now Foundation support the creation of the Fund of the Long Now. We will leverage this fund, through centuries of interest and investments, to help make Long Now a truly long-term institution.

Supporters of the fund are receiving a limited edition Bristlecone Pine Tree Kit (pictured above) in honor of their substantive contribution. Our goal is to get kits out to as many donors as possible, but there are only a  limited number.  Bristlecone pine trees are considered the oldest living organisms in the world, known to last up to 5,000 years, and are a living symbol of our commitment to ensuring Long Now extends into the deep future.

We are happy to report that as of this morning, we’ve shipped more than 180 Bristlecone Kits to our supporters. To those who have contributed, thank you.

We need to reach $500,000 in order to put this fund into active management, and to generate good returns to support our activities and programming.

There is still time to join this year’s group of visionary donors in creating a truly long-term future through Long Now.

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