Ways to Donate

5 Easy Ways to Give to

the Environmental Law Institute

  • Donate Online
  • Donate Monthly
  • Donate by Mail
  • Donate Appreciated Securities
  • Double your donation through Workplace Giving

There are many other ways to give - scroll down to learn about fundraising, making a legacy gift through your will, and more.

Donate Online:

Access our secure donation page here to give via credit card or PayPal: https://www.eli.org/donate

Donate by Mail:

To donate by mail, please download and complete the check donation form. Mail your personal check, made payable to the Environmental Law Institute, along with this form to:

Environmental Law Institute
Attn: Development Office
1730 M Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036


Donate Stocks and Mutual Funds:

You can give appreciated securities in your possession or that are held by your broker/banker. To donate appreciated securities, like stocks and mutual funds, please email our development team at giving@eli.org.


Donate by Secure Wire or Bank Transfer:

For information on how to make a secure wire or bank transfer directly from your bank to ours, please email our development team at giving@eli.org.


Workplace Giving:

Double your impact! Giving via your office with a matching gift is a great way to support ELI. See if your employer will match your contribution.

Are you a federal government or military employee? You can give through your payroll with the Combined Federal Campaign using code #10629.

ELI is a proud member of EarthShare, a nationwide network of America’s leading environmental non-profits.


Tribute Gifts:

Tribute Giving is a personal way to recognize and celebrate an individual by dedicating a gift to the Environmental Law Institute in their honor or memory. Donate in honor of someone special by listing them as the Honoree when you make a gift to the Environmental Law Institute online here or by emailing our development team at giving@eli.org.


Make a Qualified Charitable Contribution from your IRA:

A great way for donors aged 70½ or older to support ELI. To learn how, please email our development team at giving@eli.org.


Giving Through a Will:

Your bequest to the Environmental Law Institute can easily be included when drafting a will for the first time, or by adding a Codicil to an existing will. Bequests can be of any size, and may be of cash, securities, real estate, or other property. A bequest may be fully deductible for estate tax purposes and result in substantial federal estate tax savings.

For information about joining the ELI Legacy Society, please contact our development team at giving@eli.org.


Start a Fundraiser:

Start an Online Fundraiser on Facebook in honor of your birthday or just because!

Inspire others to fundraise through Facebook Fundraisers with the following steps:

  1. After you login to your Facebook account, click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.

  2. Click  Raise Money.

  3. Select  Nonprofit  or  Charity.

  4. Select “Environmental Law Institute” and choose your cover photo.

  5. Review the fundraiser details.

  6. Click Create.

Other ways to give:

  • Ask your workplace to become a Star Sponsor at the Environmental Law Institute’s Annual Award Dinner

  • Join the Leadership Council

  • Shop with AmazonSmile – support ELI every time you shop with Amazon by designating ELI as your charity of choice

  • Donate through our Facebook page


Looking to donate to the Jim Rubin International Fellowship? You can donate online here or by contacting our development team at giving@eli.org.



Your questions and feedback are very important to us. Please feel welcome to contact our our development team at giving@eli.org.


Tax Information: The Environmental Law Institute is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Environmental Law Institute are deductible for federal income, gift and estate tax purposes to the maximum extent permitted by law. ELI’s tax identification number is 52-0901863


ELI does not undertake the sale, rental or exchange of donor names. ELI does not disclose privileged or confidential donor information to unauthorized parties. All donor information created by, or on behalf of, ELI is the property of ELI and shall not be transferred or utilized except on behalf of ELI. This policy applies to all donations, whether made online or by cash, check, in-kind donation or stock transfer.


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