Double or possibly even triple your gift to Earthwatch with a company match from your employer. All donations to Earthwatch are generally eligible, including membership dues, Expedition Fund deposits, and volunteer contributions. Click here to see if your company will match your gift.
Tributes and Memorials
Celebrate a holiday or special occasion, or remember the life of a loved one, by making a gift to Earthwatch in their name.
Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
Did you know? If you turned 70 ½ in 2019, or turned 72 in 2020, you are required to withdraw a taxable minimum distribution from your individual retirement accounts. However, you may send that distribution directly to Earthwatch and it will be 100% tax-free. Simply contact your financial institution to make those arrangements.
Gifts of Stock and Securities
Our brokerage information is as follows:
Name of Broker: Fidelity Investments
Name on Account: Earthwatch Institute
Broker Information: Mari Binley, Client Service Manager
Fidelity Family Office Services
200 Seaport Blvd, Mailzone Z2N
Boston, MA 02210
To ensure proper handling and recognition of your donation, please contact Heather Wilcox, Director of Annual Giving at 978-450-1208 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the donor’s name, and number and type of shares.
Wills and Estates
A charitable planned or deferred gift to Earthwatch can be made using a variety of assets, including retirement funds, real estate, savings/money market accounts or CDs, life insurance, appreciated securities, donor advised fund, trust funds, or tangible personal property such as art, jewelry and collectibles.
Donor Advised Funds
If you are interested in making a larger charitable donation now, but then distributing the funds over the next several years, a donor advised fund can be established with a variety of organizations, including local community foundations and financial institutions. Once established, you can direct yearly gifts to Earthwatch from your fund.
Look good while doing good! Purchase clothing and other items featuring one of several unique Earthwatch designs from Earthwatch’s Threadless store and a portion of every sale will be donated back to Earthwatch.
Tax Effective Giving
All contributions from U.S. citizens to Earthwatch in support of its scientific research projects are tax-deductible, including membership dues, volunteer contributions, expedition fund deposits, and one-off donations. In most cases, volunteer participants may also deduct expenses incurred while traveling to and from an expedition, potentially reducing the personal cost of the expedition by as much as 40% depending on the volunteer’s tax bracket. However, as with all tax matters, we recommend that you consult your personal tax advisor on all issues concerning tax deductibility.
Give with Confidence
Earthwatch is recognized by Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance as an accredited and worthwhile charitable organization.
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