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Thank you for your interest in supporting environmental education! Your gift will go to work immediately to make the environment accessible, relatable, relevant, and connected to the daily lives of all Americans to inspire empathy and connection to the natural world.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, NEEF is able to continue its impactful programming. Ninety cents of every dollar raised goes directly to efforts such as these: 

  • Climate Mental Health for Children: NEEF and the the Climate Mental Health Network launched a partnership to create tools and resources that support teachers in helping students process emotions related to climate change in age-appropriate ways. 
  • Driving Mobility and Accessibility on Public Lands: Half a million dollars ($500K) in funding for accessibility projects throughtout the United States that used creative approaches to providing access to nature for people of all ages and abilities, such as ranger-led programs using assistive technology, student-led interpretive improvements, and ADA-accessible boat and kayak launches. 
  • Climate Superstars Challenge: Engaged teachers and classrooms across the country in an annual competition focused on environmental literacy and climate change
  • Greening STEM Projects: Gave students unforgettable experiences that gave students impactful hands-on, experiential learning in their communities.

A recent report by George Mason University found that about 69% of Americans feel personally responsible for reducing global warming. As frontline communities are disproportionately affected by extreme weather, NEEF’s mission to make the environment more accessible, relatable, relevant, and connected to the daily lives of all Americans becomes even more essential. 


You can give in a number of ways:

Give online

Use your credit card, debit card, or PayPal balance to donate.

Mail a check

Checks can be mailed to our office at:
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 160
Washington, DC 20008

Give in honor or memory

A donation is a thoughtful way to honor someone special, recognize a person's birthday, or celebrate one of life's milestones. Gifts of any size may be designated "in honor of" or "in memory of" another person (perhaps your teacher, health care provider, or a nature lover). To notify NEEF of your intentions, please contact NEEF will notify the honoree or next of kin of your special gift. Donor and honoree will also be acknowledged in NEEF's annual report.

Do you have a Donor Advised Fund?

NEEF is already on file with most national DAFs. Your DAF can mail your grant to the address above. Our EIN is 54-1557043.

Will your employer match your gift?

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Ask your Human Resources department for the relevant matching gift form. Retirees, keep in mind that your former employer may be willing to match your gift even if you are now retired.

Shop AmazonSmile

Do you shop at Amazon? If so, you can designate NEEF as your charity and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to us. You may also visit the main site and find NEEF by typing our full name ""The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation", "NEEF," or our EIN 54-1557043.

Make an electronic bank transfer

Please contact for wiring instructions.

Make a pledge

A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift. Pledges help NEEF forecast revenue and plan accordingly. NEEF accepts one-time or multi-year pledges in writing. To make a pledge, contact

Sample pledge language:

I pledge a total gift of $5,000 over the next five years to support the National Environmental Education Foundation. I will fulfill my commitment with installments of $1,000 to be paid out by September 30th of each year. (Please know that NEEF's fiscal year aligns with the federal government's running October 1st - September 30th):

Make a bequest

Consider making a bequest to NEEF in your will or estate plans. You can also name NEEF as the beneficiary of your retirement fund or an insurance policy. If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift to NEEF, please contact and work with your estate planner to make arrangements.

Sample bequest language:

I give, devise, and bequeath 10% of my Estate, after taxes and debts have been satisfied, to the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (EIN: 54-1557043), a nonprofit corporation incorporated in Virginia and located in Washington, DC.

Make a tax-free distribution from your IRA

If you are 70.5 or older, you can make the mandatory distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA without incurring federal income tax. Distributions can total up to $100,000 annually. Contact your tax professional to make arrangements and notify NEEF of your intentions by emailing us at

NEEF is a registered 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization.
All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
NEEF's federal identification number is 54-1557043.

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