There are a lots of ways to spend your money during the holidays, but we strongly believe money is better spent on the intangible—experiences, camping trips, and ways to better our communities and environments. Not only does making donations in someone else’s name make a fantastic gift, the holidays are a great time of year to donate for tax write off purposes 💸.
Here are 35 organizations that focus their efforts on conservation, preservation, and education. Your contribution could help save the San Francisco Bay, get kids into our National Parks, give a beehive to a community in need, and a whole lot more.
On a mission to plant trees and educate the public about the tree’s role within a larger ecosystem.
Preserving and maintaining the Appalachian Trail.
Fighting those who seek to profit from the destruction of our planet. “Because Earth needs a good lawyer.”
Partnering with organizations and individuals to address important environmental issues.
Protecting our national parks and fighting for environmental policy changes.
Working within the National Parks to protect and preserve natural resources.
Advocating for our right to clean air and a healthy world with the help of scientists, lawyers, and other experts.
Addressing global conservation efforts through direct service and scientific research.
Grassroots organization for preservation, conservation, and education. “Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.”
Creating parks and protecting land, especially near cities.
Inspiring humans to engage with the plants around them. “Improving life through plants and gardening.”
Preserving lands and opening them up to the public.
Working to protect and preserve our nation’s rivers through research and advocacy efforts.
Developing innovative solutions to protect and preserve our oceans.
Connecting conservation workers with the resources to preserve and improve our rivers.
Protecting and restoring the SF Bay by reducing pollution and preserving wetland ecosystems.
Investigating harmful threats to ocean life and saving endangered aquatic animals.
Helping the coastal community through action and donation.
Engaging experts and volunteers to advocate for the coast and protect our water resources.
Connecting children to nature through partnerships and programming.
Global wilderness school educating new outdoor leaders.
Providing every 4th grader the chance to engage with nature through publicly owned lands.
Treating the protection of animals and their habitats as a duty to our country.
The NYFC represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success.
Creating opportunities for outdoor leadership and hands-on environmental activism. “Building the next generation of conservation leaders.”
Supporting young farmers with education, resources, and networking opportunities—and one of our newest partners!
Defending America’s wildlife on the ground in the courtroom.
World leaders in wetland and waterfowl conservation.
Rescuing and rehabilitating animals taken from factory farms and stockyards.
Focusing on the conservation and observation of birds with the help of public efforts.
Responding to the bee crisis with education and action, and by providing hives to communities in need.
Using research to influence policy in an effort to save wild animals and places around the world.
Conserving natural habitats and fighting for endangered species.
Charity ending hunger and poverty.