Ways To Give

Defend San Francisco Bay Today

Your gift to San Francisco Baykeeper will protect the Bay and ensure a thriving Bay Area for the future.

For 35 years, Baykeeper has defended San Francisco Bay from polluters and held government agencies accountable. Baykeeper’s unique combination of investigate + advocate + litigate has delivered over 300 wins for the Bay, wildlife, and residents.

You can count on Baykeeper to be on the front lines for the Bay – investigating pollution, standing up to polluters, and securing the strongest possible protections for the Bay.

…I support Baykeeper so that the Bay will be protected and future generations can experience the magic

Kim Chambers, World-Record Holding Open Water Swimmer

San Francisco Baykeeper has earned the highest possible 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. 85% of every dollar you contribute goes to programs to protect the Bay and stop polluters. (See our Annual Reports and finances.)

Baykeeper is a nonprofit that doesn’t accept money from corporate polluters or regulators, so that we can stay independent. Individual donors provide the foundation for our work, accounting for 58% of Baykeeper’s funding.

Your support is critical to keeping Baykeeper on patrol and in court, fighting for a protected Bay and thriving Bay Area.

Give Now to Defend the Bay

Make a Tribute
or Memorial Gift

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

Baykeeper boat on the Bay with Alcatraz in the background


For donors 70-½ or older, making Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can be a tax-savvy way to support Baykeeper. 

Contact your IRA administrator to let them know you’d like to make a QCD to Baykeeper. Download this form to get started today.

Stock Gifts

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 [email protected] to request our stock account information for making a transfer.

Donor-Advised Fund Gifts

Make a gift from your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). Baykeeper’s tax ID number is 68-0120240.

Crypto Gifts

Baykeeper accepts donations of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrency into our account at Coinbase.

Please contact [email protected] to make a crypto gift.

Your Legacy for the Bay

Leaving a gift for Baykeeper in your will is lasting way to make a longterm impact on the health of San Francisco Bay. Create your legacy to ensure future generations will inherit a Bay as beautiful as the one you cherish today.

Leave a Legacy

Baykeeper is honored to be a 1% for the Planet Environmental Partner.

If your business is certified through 1% for the Planet, please complete our partner form to become a Supporting Member of Baykeeper. Together we’ll defend San Francisco Bay for the wildlife and communities who depend on it.

Defend the Bay with Baykeeper, a Platinum 4-star Charity

Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating

San Francisco Baykeeper has earned the highest possible 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the highest possible Platinum Seal from Candid. 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. 

Supporting Baykeeper

San Francisco Baykeeper is a charitable, nonprofit 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 [email protected].

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.