The Ecology Center depends on the generosity of our supporters. There are many ways to support the Ecology Center:
Donate to the Ecology Center by clicking the Donate button on our website, calling the Administrative Coordinator at 510-548-2220 x235, or mailing a check to the Ecology Center. Donors who give $25 or more receive full member benefits, which include 10% discounts on all Store merchandise, 20% off all books, discounts on Ecology Center classes and workshops, library privileges, invitations to members-only events, and a steady stream of perks from partnering businesses. Anonymous donations are also greatly appreciated!
Gifts of Stock
If you would like to donate stock, our Deputy Director can guide you through the process. Email or call Deborah Beyea at 510-526-1131. Your gift of stock is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
Ecology Center gift memberships can be purchased online, through the Ecology Center Store, or by calling us at 510-548-2220 x235. The gift recipient will receive all the benefits of an Ecology Center membership.
Gift certificates to our Store or Farmers’ Markets make thoughtful gifts. Store gift certificates can be purchased at our Store. Farmers’ Markets gift certificates can be purchased at any of our Farmers’ Markets. To purchase these items over the phone, call 510-548-2220 x235.
Celebrate your marriage by asking friends and family to donate to organizations that reflect your values or aspirations. The donations are in lieu of or in addition to traditional wedding gifts. If you’d like to include charitable giving to the Ecology Center on your wedding registry, use Just Give’s Wedding Gift Center. When browsing for charities to include on your wedding registry, choose the Ecology Center in Berkeley.
Some companies will match an employee’s gift to charitable organizations. Ask your HR or payroll department to see if your company matches employee donations to qualified nonprofits. We are happy to fill out the forms your employer may require for matching gifts.
Give to the Ecology Center through your company’s payroll deduction program. The Ecology Center is a member of EarthShare, a workplace giving program for a federation of over 80 California environmental organizations. Through EarthShare, you can designate a donation to further the work of the Ecology Center. If your employer does not have a payroll deduction program for charitable giving, introduce them to EarthShare.
Broker Donations from Home Sales
When you buy or sell a home, you can generate a big donation for the Ecology Center. My Broker Donates connects you with best-in-market agents who donate 15% of their fee to the Ecology Center. You choose the agent you like best. Get started here.
Planned Giving, Wills, and Bequests
When consulting with your financial advisor or estate planner about your will, consider giving to the Ecology Center as a meaningful way to honor your values and your commitment to leave the world a better place. If you choose to name the Ecology Center in a bequest, use this language: “Ecology Center, a non-profit organization organized and existing under the laws of California, and with a current business address of 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702. Federal ID #94-1703351.”