Donate Appreciated Stock or Securities 

If you hold appreciated stocks or securities that have been in your portfolio at least a year, rather than selling them, you can transfer those shares at full value to EESI (a 501c3 charity). Your donation still means a charitable giving tax deduction for you (if you itemize), AND you would avoid the capital gains tax you would otherwise pay by selling the shares yourself. EESI sells donated securities upon receipt to generate funds for our mission. As a nonprofit, EESI won't owe capital gains tax either. To transfer your securities to EESI, please contact us at (202) 662-1887 or swilliams [at] for our brokerage information so you can provide it to your financial institution to initiate the transfer/donation. As always, check with your tax adviser about your particular situation. 

Donate All or Part of Your IRA Required Minimum Distributions to EESI 

If you are at least 70 1/2 years of age, you can get a charitable giving tax deduction (if you itemize) AND avoid paying taxes on all or part of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your traditional IRA, by having your IRA trustee transfer all or part of the RMD directly to EESI (a 501c3 charity) as a donation (up to $100,000).  The IRS provides guidance here.- please contact EESI (swilliams AT or 202-662-1887) for our brokerage information so you can provide it to your financial institution (IRA trustee) to initiate the transfer and reap the additional tax benefits of donating in this manner. 

Donate Through a Donor-Advised Fund

If you have a Donor Advised Fund at Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon, or the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, recommending a grant for EESI is now easier than ever! With this Donor Advised Fund widget, you can recommend a grant while you are on EESI's website. Moreover, neither you nor EESI will incur any transaction fees. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or 202-662-1887. 

Remember EESI in your Will, Insurance Policy, Estate Plan, or IRA

Including EESI as a beneficiary in your estate means that sustainable energy will be part of your legacy. It can be as simple as naming EESI as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or Individual Retirement Account. You can also include EESI in your will or estate plan.

Give in Honor or Memory of Someone

A gift to EESI for birthdays, weddings, holidays, or other special occasions helps you share your commitment to sustainable energy with someone special in your life—and doesn’t clutter your home!

Give by Mail

If you prefer, you can give to EESI by mail. Our address is:

Environmental and Energy Study Institute

1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

Sponsor a Congressional Briefing

EESI is probably best known on Capitol Hill for the Congressional briefings that we organize multiple times each year. You can help us bring more of this valuable information to Congressional staff by sponsoring a briefing or a series of briefings.

Workplace Giving

EESI is a member of Earth Share, a workplace giving federation. Ask your human resources department if you can contribute to EESI through EarthShare and convenient, budget-friendly payroll deductions. If you are a federal employee or member of the military, you can designate EESI for a contribution through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our CFC number is 10627.    

Advance Clean Energy while Shopping on Amazon

Do you shop on Thanks to EESI’s new partnership with the Amazon Smile program, you can donate for sustainable solutions with every purchase. When you start your shopping at and choose the Environmental and Energy Study Institute as your preferred nonprofit, a portion of your purchase will help further climate change and clean energy solutions! With one click, you can help advocate for sustainable energy. Learn more at


EESI is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Gifts and grants are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Our federal tax ID number is 52-1268030. To learn more about EESI's finances, please view our Form 990 and/or Audited Financial Statements.

EESI is proud to have been designated a Four Star Charity (the highest rating) by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, for the past six years. Additionally, numerous supporters have offered glowing reviews of EESI on


For more information, please contact
Susan Williams at (202) 662-1887 or swilliams [at]