Individual Giving

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.

  • $200 provides 2 Sprout Up and 1 EV hands-on learning experiences
  • $600 provides 6 elementary students a 90-minute science & nature learning experience
  • $1,000 provides one 60-minute Sprout Up program for 8 weeks, to two K-2 classrooms
  • $5,000 provides 50 (EV) or 150(Sprout Up) elementary students hands-on nature science experiences
  • $8,000 provides 80 (EV) or 240 (Sprout Up) elementary students hands-on nature science experiences
  • $10,000 provides a tide pool or redwood forest field trip experience to 100 underserved students
  • $35,000 provides EV Teen Docent training to 10 high school students, over the course of a school year, many of whom are in underserved school districts
  • $100,000 provides a tide pool or redwood forest field trip experience to 1,000 underserved students


Call: (650) 493-8000 ext. 335

Mail: Print out the Environmental Volunteers’ Donation form and send it with your donation to:

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

Fax: Print out the Environmental Volunteers’ Donation form and fax it with your credit card information to (650) 644-0583.

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

Other ways to donate include:

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