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Ways to Give

Defend the Bay with Baykeeper, a 4-star Charity

Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating

San Francisco Baykeeper has earned the highest possible 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This recognizes our organizational performance, accountability, and transparency. 

We are committed to sound financial management, effective use of our resources, and a targeted focus on our mission to protect the Bay’s health and resilience. You can donate confidently, knowing your gift will have an effective impact to defend San Francisco Bay. 

See Baykeeper’s full Charity Navigator rating profile here.


Give Online

Make a secure online donation by debit, credit, or Paypal Account. All proceeds are fully tax deductible and directly support our work to defend the Bay.

Make Monthly Gifts

Donate monthly to empower Baykeeper’s work to defend the Bay year-round. Sustaining donors provide essential, consistent funding to ensure a healthly, protected San Francisco Bay.

Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift

Honor another person or make a gift in memory of a loved one.

Donate By Check

Send your check donation by mail to:
San Francisco Baykeeper
1736 Franklin Street, Suite 800
Oakland, CA 94612

Questions? Contact us at info@baykeeper.org or 510-735-9700.

Give via Donor Advised Fund

Support Baykeeper with a gift from your donor-advised fund. Click below to find your fund, then log in to complete your gift to Baykeeper, tax ID number 68-0120240, info@baykeeper.org.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

For donors 70-½ or older, making Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) directly from your IRA can be a tax-savvy way to support Baykeeper. Each year, donors can transfer up to $100,000 to charities like Baykeeper tax-free. Making a QCD can satisfy your required minimum distribution and reduce your total taxable income, a win for both you and the Bay! Contact your IRA administrator to let them know you’d like to make a QCD to Baykeeper. Download this form to get started today!

Donate Stock

Stock donations are both generous and tax-wise. Your charitable tax deduction is equal to the full market value of the stock.

To donate stock to Baykeeper, please contact Eliet Henderson, Development Director, at eliet@baykeeper.org to request our stock account information for making a transfer.

Donate Cryptocurrency

Baykeeper accepts donations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency into our account at Coinbase. Find us on Coinbase at sejal@baykeeper.org.

Through Your Workplace

Does your employer offer matching gifts? You can double your impact for the Bay by requesting a matching gift from your employer. Baykeeper's tax ID number is 68-0120240.

If your employer offers charitable giving through payroll deduction, you can sign up to donate to Baykeeper. Learn more about how to give through payroll deductions.

Shop Locally & Support Baykeeper

Meet the businesses that support Baykeeper through custom products, in-store support, and other unique partnerships. Support local companies that support a healthy San Francisco Bay.

More Ways to Give
With a Bequeathment

Help Baykeeper now and in the future by including us in your will. Your tax-free bequest ensures a legacy of environmental protection for the Bay. Learn more about leaving a gift to Baykeeper.


Donate a Vehicle

Protect the Bay by donating your car or boat to Baykeeper. All proceeds are fully tax deductible and directly support our work to defend the Bay. Learn more about donating your car or boat.


Nominate Baykeeper for a Cy Pres Award

Attorneys can nominate Baykeeper for a Cy Pres Award, which helps fund our legal actions, scientific investigations, and advocacy for the Bay. Learn more about nominating a cy pres gift to Baykeeper.

Supporting Baykeeper

San Francisco Baykeeper is a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Baykeeper’s tax ID number is 68-0120240.

For more information about Baykeeper and ways to support our work, please contact Eliet Henderson, Development Director, at (510) 735-9700 ext. 101 or eliet@baykeeper.org.

The information contained on this web site is solely for the purpose of informing you about ways to give to Baykeeper. Please consult your attorney regarding your personal financial and tax situation.


Membership Policy

Baykeeper defines members of the organization as anyone who has made a financial gift or donated goods or services to Baykeeper within the past 24 months. Additionally, those who volunteer 3 hours or more in the past 12 months are members.


Privacy Policy

Baykeeper is committed to protecting your privacy. Baykeeper does not sell or share our donors’ personal information with anyone else, and we do not we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. Read our full donor privacy policy.


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