Donate with a credit card through the secure PayPal system at right (you do not need to have a PayPal account!) or send a check via US Mail to:
P.P. Box 6417
Santa Rosa, CA 95406-0417
Ways to Give
A gift to the Council - at any level - helps us to promote sustainable rural communities right right here on the north coast, and can provide significant tax advantages. The ways to give are as many and varied as the people who give them:
- Making a contribution in memory of a loved one with a memorial gift
- Supporting our ongoing work needed to sustain quality programs and services through an annual gift
- Caring for future generations through a planned gift
- Create a legacy through an endowment or fund naming opportunities
We are happy to accept:
- Gifts of Stock
- Gifts of land or property
- Wills & Bequests
- Life Insurance Policies
Memorial / Tribute Gifts
A Commemorative Gift to the Council is a contribution made out of love, friendship, and respect. It is a thoughtful way to honor a person or a special event, or make a memorial tribute to a special person, friend, or family member.
When we receive your Commemorative Gift, we send an acknowledgement card to you, as well as a gift card to the person who has been honored, or to the family or friend of the person who has been remembered with a memorial gift. The amount of the gift is not included on the acknowledgement card.
Holidays... Birthdays... Celebrations... Thanks! elebrate the Holidays, the birth of a child, an anniversary, a special birthday or simply to say 'Thank You!' Donate to the Council in honor of friends or family and even clients! Simply donate a gift to the Council in their name, and we'll send them a card acknowledging your gift to help them celebrate! The recipient can enjoy their gift knowing it is helping to support the local sustainability for the future.
Share your commitment to support the Council, give a Tribute gift today.
Own or operate a business?
Your pledge of annual support helps sustain the ongoing programs and services needed by our community. Your unrestricted gift will be used to fund current Council priorities; or you may choose to restrict your gift to an area of sustainable agriculture and natural resources (Pollinator Progams, Water Conservation Activities, Beginning Farmer Support, and more!) that is especially meaningful to you. Contact the Council for further information about pledging annual support for our programs.
By including the Council in your will, donating a gift of appreciated securities, or creating a charitable trust, you could be providing tax benefits for yourself and your heirs while supporting the long term rural sustainabilioty of our local communities.
General Donations fund current Council priorities and play a very important role in our ability to provide support for our community. Simply writing a check or giving through our new secure online process is one of the most common ways to support local sustainability of agricultural and natural resources.
Restricted Donations provide an opportunity to support specific programs that are especially meaningful to you.
Special Fund Profiles
Eighty percent of the world’s flowering plants are animal pollinated, and wildlife ecosystems are vitally dependent on pollinating partners. Honeybees, other pollinators and pollination services represent a critical component of healthy wildlife ecosystems and sustainable agriculture, with honeybees pollinating an estimated $15 billion of agricultural crops annually in the United States. Direct and indirect value could total $30 billion annually. Scientists and farmers alike are increasingly recognizing the importance of honeybees and native pollinators, and the reality that they are at risk. The “Bee Patches” project is dual pronged—supporting pollinator habitat with youth creating bee gardens, an important conservation effort, while at the same time using an innovative approach to stimulate education and learning about pollinators.Check out beepatches.org
Worm Wizards of Waste
General Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Communities
Thinking of buying or selling a house? Another way to help the Council is through the 5% Back Program!
If you need a realtor to assist you in a home purchase, why not use a program which gives 5% of the realtor's commission to your favorite charity (hopefully, that will be us!). There is no added on cost to you as the buyer/seller--the donation comes directly from the particpatuing realtor! Click here for more information:
Remember you can donate for sustainable agriculture or just for one of our programs with a credit card
through the secure PayPal system by clicking on the PayPal image at the top of this page, or send a check via US Mail to:
P.P. Box 6417
Santa Rosa, CA 95406-0417.