Help Us Reach More Children

Ways to Give

The “GIVE TO GROW” Campaign for Environmental Volunteers is a “capacity-building campaign.” This type of campaign raises resources over and above our annual fundraising efforts to significantly increase our ability to carry out our mission.

These additional resources will help us expand and enhance our programs, and enable us to continue to reach thousands of K – 5th grade students in the greater Bay Area and beyond with science, sustainability and nature-based education.

Expanding Our Reach and Impact

Your generous contributions will help capitalize Environmental Volunteers and be predominantly directed to new advancements. This will allow us to offer:

Science and Nature-Based STEM Programs

We provide immersive, hands-on learning experiences that make science, nature and sustainability accessible and exciting.

Field Trips

We offer children the chance to explore the wonders of the natural world firsthand as complements to in-class instruction to make abstract concepts come alive.

Teacher Support

We equip educators with the necessary resources to integrate engaging Next Generation Science Standard lessons into their classrooms.

Outright Gifts

Make an immediate commitment to Environmental Volunteers and fund it with cash, check, appreciated and closely held securities, life insurance policies given outright, real estate or other assets.

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

Stock & IRA Gifts

Gifts of appreciated securities provide significant benefits including an immediate charitable deduction for full market value of the stock and tax advantages. Please consult with your financial advisor for specific tax guidance. 

Stock Gift

If you hold stocks or bonds with a broker, you may transfer the securities electronically by instructing your broker to send the securities to our account through the Depository Trust Company (DTC).

In order to facilitate the transfer and acknowledgment of your stock gift, please notify Ella Wong /  of your name, the name of the stock, and the number of shares being donated before you transfer the stocks.

IRA Gift

Contact your IRA administrator to arrange a direct transfer from your account. Your IRA administrator can send the funds by a check made payable to Environmental Volunteers:

Environmental Volunteers | 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Mutual Funds

If your mutual funds are held by your broker or banker, or are in certificate form, please use the procedure for stocks or bonds explained above. If your mutual funds are held by the fund company, you may write a dated letter to the fund, indicating your account number and instructing them to transfer the shares to Environmental Volunteers:

Tax identification number 94-2550385 Environmental Volunteers Attn: Deborah Linsday / 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Your letter should be signed and your signature guaranteed by your broker or banker. Please enclose a copy of your latest statement if possible and send by certified mail.

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides an easy, low-cost method of giving. They have many tax benefits and can honor the family, both past and future.

Please contact Ella Wong / if you want to give via your DAF.

Gift Agreement & Pledges

A written gift agreement will confirm specific criteria for how Environmental Volunteers will utilize your gift and ensures that the gift will always be used exactly as you intended. Pledging allows the donor to consider the most generous gift that circumstances allow, with multi-year pledging as a payment option.

Bequest & Legacy Gifts

You may establish a charitable bequest, trust, life income plan, or other option that will benefit Environmental Volunteers directly and offer you financial-planning prosperity. We can work with you and your advisor to create the instrument that works best for you. Your bequest can take a variety of forms:

  • Specific Bequest:
    The most popular type of bequest, it provides that Environmental Volunteers receive a specific dollar amount, percentage of your estate, or piece of property.
  • Residuary Bequest
    A residuary bequest provides that Environmental Volunteers receive all or a stated portion of your estate after all other bequests, debts, taxes, and expenses have been distributed.

Matching & Workplace Gifts

Many employees want to make a difference and have matching gift programs. To find out if your employer matches charitable contributions, as your HR or payroll department or follow these steps:

  • Give to Environmental Volunteers online, by mail or phone, through your workplace, or by signing up for payroll deductions.

Our Environmental Volunteers Team is happy to help answer any questions you or your financial advisors have.
Please contact Ella Wong / if you want to give via your DAF. 

Join Our Mission

Your support is crucial in helping us make a lasting impact on the lives of elementary students in the Bay Area and beyond by preparing them with a vital science curriculum, fostering a love for nature, and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your donation, please reach out any time.

Deborah Lindsay
Executive Director
(650) 493-8000 ext. 2

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