There are a number of paths you can take to becoming part of our global community. Find out what works best for you.
SPREAD THE WORD
Discover the global Earthwatch community. Join the conversation on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter . Share photos, videos, ideas, and resources.
TAKE PART IN AN EVENT
Hold your own fundraising event to support Earthwatch or to help toward the costs of your Earthwatch Expedition. Doing your own fundraising can be hugely successful and is always good fun!
MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM
Many companies offer a Matching Gift Program that allows you to have an even greater impact on critical conservation research by doubling or even tripling your gift, at no extra cost to you. Some companies even match the gifts of retirees and spouses as well. Your donations, expedition contributions, and the hours you spend volunteering in the field are all eligible for matching gift programs.
The additional support you are able to raise through your employer’s matching gift program will be used to fund one-of-a-kind research expeditions throughout the world, and will be acknowledged as part of your total annual giving. Speak with your human resources department to learn more about your employer’s matching gift program.
Save money and donate more to charity at the same time by donating directly from your paycheck. Your donation is taken from your pay before tax is calculated, so it costs you less in taxes. It’s a win–win! Ask your employer’s payroll department for further information.
GIFTS OF STOCK AND SECURITIES
Earthwatch gratefully accepts gifts in the form of stocks and securities. This can be a simple way to make a lasting gift to Earthwatch.
PLANNED GIFTS AND BEQUESTS
A planned charitable gift to Earthwatch is an investment in the future: yours and ours. By naming Earthwatch as a beneficiary, your assets will come to us after your lifetime and may not even need to go through probate. Your estate is entitled to a charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. Retirement plans, financial accounts, and insurance policies provide opportunities for naming Earthwatch as a beneficiary.
Endowment gifts are an excellent way to ensure that your commitment to Earthwatch is ever-lasting. Investing in our endowment ensures that Earthwatch will be able to continue fighting for our threatened habitats and cultures for as long as there is a need. By supporting Earthwatch with an endowment gift, you are investing the principal of your gift in reserved Earthwatch funds. We use the interest from this important vehicle to support yearly needs.