Ways to give

 

Support Clean Water, Healthy Rivers, for Our Future

 

However you choose to give, your donation makes you a member and helps protects the Columbia River:
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Membership
Become a member

Your membership means you are part of the fight for clean water and a sustainable future. Give at the donation level right for you. Members receive our printed newsletter three times a year and discounted admission to Riverkeeper’s events.

Kayaking the wild and free Columbia near Invermere, British Columbia (photo by Peter Marbach)
Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, IRAs
Gift of appreciated assets

We happily accept donations of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. Depending on your age and the type of asset, some gifts are tax-free or tax-deductible. Contact Sandy Wright, Development Director, sandy@columbiariverkeeper.org (971) 645-5535 for details.

Fly fisherman, photo by Paloma Ayala
Sustaining Member
Give monthly to support clean water

Donating monthly amplifies your support for clean water. Questions or need to make a change in your monthly giving? Please  contact Sam Berg, Membership & Database Specialist, 503-432-8927, sam@columbiariverkeeper.org.

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Workplace Giving
Amplify for your gift

Your employer may match your donation or offer pre-tax payroll deductions. Check to see if your employer is an EarthShare member.

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Legacy Giving
Invest in the future

By including Riverkeeper in your estate plans, you can continue to protect the healthy river you cherish. If you would like to discuss options of how to include us in your estate plans, please contact us.

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Donate a vehicle

Do you have a car, truck, or boat that you would like to donate to Columbia Riverkeeper? You can follow this link or contact CARS directly at (855) 500-7433. Our partners at CARS will work with you to schedule a pick up and handle all the details.

SUPPORT CLEAN WATER

Your membership protects and restores the mighty Columbia River now and for future generations. 

MEMBER STORIES

Community leaders, volunteers, and donors who share a vision for clean water. 

Why I give?
Robin Cody
Award-Winning Author
Member since 2009

“Why? It’s a mystery, isn’t it? The more I probe the Columbia, the deeper it flows and the smaller I get. What, of our place, could be more worth keeping?”

Kate Goodnight
Volunteer E. coli Technician
Member since 2018

“No matter what type of background we come from, clean water is key to everything we hold dear, whether it’s the health of our human and natural communities or our regional economic vitality related to fishing, recreation, and tourism.”

Jose Maya
Leadership Team Member
Member since 2017

“Riverkeeper is a great agency with a great cause; it deserves all the support we can provide.”

Rudy Salakory
Board Member
Member since 2017

“My children and their children depend on this river. Every stream I work on, every creek I cross, drains into the Columbia. Its course runs down the center of my world, and I’ll never stop trying to protect it.”

Jan Zuckerman
Fossil Fuel Activist
Member since 2013

“I support and volunteer with Riverkeeper because experience has shown me that they get work done. I can’t imagine a better way to invest my time and money than to give it to knowledgeable and skilled folks who spend 24/7 protecting our river through education and action.”

Don and Alona Steinke, photo by Molly Solomon OPB
Retired Science Teacher
Member since 2013

“Climate change is probably the greatest threat in history. No one does a better job fighting fossil fuel exports than Columbia Riverkeeper.”

LEAVE A LEGACY

Have you already named Riverkeeper as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement fund, or will? Please let us know so we can acknowledge your commitment to the future.

 

Ways to give: 
 

Become a member

Columbia Riverkeeper is primarily funded by our members. That means we are accountable to you, our grassroots base. Your membership means you are part of the fight for clean water and a sustainable future. A fight we are winning! Give at the donation level right for you ($35, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, other). Members receive our printed newsletter three times a year and discounted admission to Riverkeeper’s events. Join online here or by check to Columbia Riverkeeper, 407 Portway Avenue, Suite 301, Hood River, OR 97031. ​​​​​​

Sustaining member

Sustaining members give monthly, which is a wonderful way to support clean water. Join online here, by mail, or email info@columbiariverkeeper.org for more information. Need to make changes to your monthly contribution? Please contact us by phone (541) 387-3030 or email at info@columbiariverkeeper.org and we will be happy to assist you.

Employer matching gifts

Your employer may match your donation dollar-for-dollar or more, making it easy to multiply your support for Columbia Riverkeeper. Check with your company so see if it has a matching gift program. We are happy to provide any documentation your employer may need—just let us know. You can do a quick search here (not exhaustive list so please ask your company).

 
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Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs

We happily accept donations of stocks, bonds, IRAs, or mutual funds. Depending on your age and the type of asset, some gifts are tax-free or tax-deductible. Contact Sandy Wright, Development Director, sandy@columbiariverkeeper.org, (541) 387-3030. 

To transfer stock or securities:
  1. Call or email us for our brokerage account information and then transfer stock/securities to Columbia Riverkeeper through your broker. We can provide you the information or work directly with your broker if you prefer. Contact Sandy Wright, Development Director, sandy@columbiariverkeeper.org, (971) 645-5535, for details.
  2. Columbia Riverkeeper will sell your securities and uses the proceeds for its programs.

Legacy giving

You can leave a legacy of clean water and healthy communities with a bequest to Columbia Riverkeeper. By including the environment in your estate plans, you will continue to protect the healthy river that you cherish. If you would like to discuss options of how to include Columbia Riverkeeper in your estate plans, please contact Sandy Wright, Development Director, sandy@columbiariverkeeper.org, (971) 645-5535, for details.

Canvass

Columbia Riverkeeper’s professional canvass team builds our membership and has thousands of conversations about clean water each year. Our canvass team reaches new supporters who might not get involved otherwise. Meet our canvass team here.

Workplace giving

If your employer participates in a workplace giving campaigns like EarthShare, you can easily designate your donations to Riverkeeper in the form of payroll deductions. Check with your employer to see if they participate. 

Fundraisers

Do you want to support clean water and healthy communities with your next event? We’d love to plan with you. You could host a small house party, add a fundraising component to an existing event, or gather some friends to support clean water. Contact Sandy Wright, Development Director, sandy@columbiariverkeeper.org, (971) 645-5535, to discuss ideas.

Donate a vehicle

Do you have a vehicle that you would like to donate to Columbia Riverkeeper? You can follow this link or contact CARS directly at 855-500-7433. Our partners at CARS will work with you to schedule a pick-up and handle all the details.


Columbia Riverkeeper is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Our tax ID number is 91-1583492. If you prefer to give over the phone or mail, or have questions, please contact us:
Phone: 503-432-8927
Columbia Riverkeeper 1125 SE Madison Street Suite 103A Portland, OR 97214

For other ways to support Riverkeeper's mission, including major gifts and foundation grants, please contact Sandy Wright, Development Director, sandy@columbiariverkeeper.org, (971) 645-5535.

Columbia Riverkeeper
1125 SE Madison Street Suite 103A
Portland, OR 97214