Connect Kids to the Natural World

Why? How come? What if?

Kids are naturally inquisitive, and these questions start a natural process of scientific inquiry for children. At the EV, we spark their scientific curiosity through nature. While many elementary school teachers are generalists, our volunteer docents give students an immersive hands-on experience in science, because that’s how kids learn best. The world is our textbook, and our local nature preserves are our best outdoor classrooms.

  • $62.50 funds 1 student in a nature science experience
  • $187.50 funds 3 students in a nature science experience
  • $312 funds 5 students in a nature science experience
  • $625 funds 10 students in a nature science experience
  • $1,500 funds one classroom or field trip program for 24 students
  • $7,500 funds five classroom or field trip programs for 120 students
  • $30,000 funds twenty classroom or field trip programs for 480 students
  • $75,000 funds 50 classroom or field trip programs for 1,200 students
  • $150,000 funds 100 classroom or field trip programs for 2,400 students

EASIEST WAY TO GIVE: Donate Now online or write a check and mail to:

Environmental Volunteers
Development Office
2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Tax ID: Environmental Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID #94-2550385

Other ways to support Environmental Volunteers

Remember Us in Your Will or Retirement Assets
Consider providing for Environmental Volunteers in your will or retirement assets. It can have an extraordinary impact on our science and nature education programs. Learn more about our Planned Giving program.

Make a Gift of Stock

Thank you for considering a gift of stock, bonds, or mutual fund shares to the Environmental Volunteers. We appreciate your support. Below is the information you require. Should you have any questions, please contact our Development Office at
Please notify us via email once you have completed your transfer.
Account information:
Charles Schwab Inc.
Environmental Volunteers Account #5626-9313
DTC #0164
Charles Schwab
240 Third St, Suite 100
Los Altos, CA 94022

Give an Honorary or Memorial Gift

Consider making a donation to Environmental Volunteers to honor friends and family, in memory of a loved one, or to acknowledge a special occasion. Simply fill in the “Tribute” information in our online donation form and we will acknowledge your honorary or memorial contribution as you request.

Support the Endowment Fund

Donations to the Endowment Fund help provide revenue in perpetuity for the Environmental Volunteers. The principal donation is preserved and invested, while the revenue it generates is used to support the organization’s annual needs.

Matching Gifts

Increase your contribution by taking advantage of your company’s matching gifts program! Many companies match their employees’ contributions to nonprofit organizations to promote charitable giving in the community. Please ask if your company offers a matching gift program to help your contribution to Environmental Volunteers go even farther to support our nature and science education programs. For more information about matching gift donations, contact us at

Environmental Volunteers is a great success story. By giving individual, special attention to small groups and classes, EV volunteers continue to enrich the lives of thousands of school children by introducing them to the complexities of the natural world and the need to preserve diverse habitat.

Mary and Ward Paine, longtime benefactors