Other Ways to Give

Creating the path to a sound economy based on clean energy. Addressing climate change. Fostering sustainable communities based on clean transportation options and green buildings. Strengthening the security of our nation's energy supply. Improving the air and water quality that is so closely tied to our health and wellness. EESI works with Congress and coalitions across the country to achieve all of this. And we need your help to do it, too. Thank you for your commitment to helping us protect the climate and ensure a healthy, secure, and sustainable future for America.

In addition to making a fast and secure one-time gift online today, there are several other ways to give:


Monthly Giving

A cost-effective way to give is to make a monthly donation to EESI. By giving $20, $30, or $40 a month or whatever you can afford, it’s easy for you to work monthly giving into your budget. Recurring donations also help EESI plan more effectively, respond to urgent needs more quickly, and stretch your donation even further. Just choose “recurring gift” in the online donation form or set up regular transfers through your online banking system.


Become an EESI Associate
EESI Associates are a very important part of the EESI family. Associates are individuals, business, or nonprofits that have made a significant commitment to EESI by partnering with us to achieve our mission. A gift of $1,000, $2,000, $5,000 or more will make you an EESI Associate. EESI Associates provide us with the flexibility to put resources in the areas of greatest need -- and of greatest opportunity.

As an EESI Associate, you will receive:

  • Acknowledgment in our annual report and on our website
  • Invitations to participate in two or three invitation-only EESI forums per year.
  • Coffee or a conference call with EESI's Executive Director Carol Werner to discuss important environmental and energy issues.
  • The knowledge that you are helping to bring problem-solving ideas and reliable information to policy debates and supporting an economically and environmentally sustainable future.

Please click here to become an EESI Associate. Thank you for your support!


Make a Gift of Stock
EESI welcomes gifts of stock and securities. You may be eligible for a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of appreciated stock donated to EESI. For more information on how to donate stocks or securities, please contact Susan Williams at (202) 662-1887 or swilliams [at] eesi.org.


Workplace Giving

Earth Share
EESI is a member of Earth Share, a workplace giving federation of environmental and conservation charities. If you have Earth Share at work, you can designate EESI as a recipient of your payroll deduction or annual contribution.

If you don't have a workplace giving program at your place of business, or the program does not include Earth Share, you can help us add Earth Share as a contribution choice for you and your fellow employees. Contact Susan Williams at (202) 662-1887 or swilliams [at] eesi.org to learn more about how to bring Earth Share to your company or employer.

Combined Federal Campaign - CFC #10627
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.


Sponsor a Congressional Briefing
EESI is probably best known on Capitol Hill for the Congressional briefings that we organize each year. These highly respected and well-attended briefings (50 to 200+ attendees) feature top-notch government, industry, and academic experts and attract a wide-ranging audience including Congressional staff, media, businesses, environmentalists, government officials and others.

“Congressional briefings presented by EESI have been extremely helpful to the members and staff of the Senate... Because of briefings like those presented by EESI, a more informed Congress will be able to enact legislation.”

--Floyd DesChamps, Sr. Staff Member,
Science, Technology & Space Subcommittee of the
Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

You can help us bring more of this valuable information to Congressional staff by sponsoring a briefing or a series of briefings. Please note that the briefing sponsorship is completely independent of briefing content. Please contact Susan Williams at (202) 662-1887 or swilliams [at] eesi.org for more information.


Remember EESI in Your Will or Estate
Making a gift in your will is another easy way to make a lasting difference. There are several ways to make a bequest through your will or trust:

  • Make an explicit bequest of an amount or specific property (stocks, real estate).

  • Make a percentage bequest, specifying what percentage of your estate you wish to leave EESI.
  • Make a residual bequest for the remainder or a percentage of the remainder of your estate once specific bequests have been made.
  • Make a contingent bequest, listing EESI as the beneficiary if a named beneficiary doesn't survive you.

Another option is to list EESI as the beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a retirement fund.

However you choose to make a bequest, you should contact your lawyer or financial advisor for specific information on how to best arrange for a contribution to be made from your estate. The Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region may be able to help you make a planned gift to EESI. You can call the Community Foundation at (202) 955-5890 x22 with questions about making a planned gift.

We would appreciate knowing if you decide to make such a contribution, so that we can add you to our Planned Giving Society. Please contact Susan Williams at (202) 662-1887 or swilliams [at] eesi.org. Your contribution will provide you with the satisfaction that you are helping EESI work efficiently and effectively for a sustainable future.


Give in Honor or Memory of Someone
Making a gift to EESI is a great way to celebrate a birthday, wedding, or holiday or to remember someone special to you. Our secure, online form makes it easy to give an honorary or memorial gift. Or simply send us a note telling us who you’d like to honor or remember when you send your donation by mail.


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



Donations to EESI, a 501(c)(3) charity, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
EESI’s tax ID number is 52-1268030.



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




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