Ways to Give

San Diego Coastkeeper fights for clean water across the San Diego region. We depend on generous donations from committed community members like yourself to help achieve our mission and further our clean water impact. Our membership connects you to a community of educators, environmental leaders, scientists, advocates, and water-loving individuals who share a passion for protecting and enjoying our rivers, streams, beaches, bays, and coastline. Your tax-deductible donation gives a voice to San Diego’s waters.

Donate to San Diego Coastkeeper

Choose a creative way to support San Diego Coastkeeper today:

Charitable Bequests

You can support Coastkeeper’s clean water mission and programs far into the future by adding a bequest to your will or living trust. This type of gift will not alter your current lifestyle and is fully deductible for estate tax purposes. We urge you to consult with your professional advisor or attorney before making a charitable bequest gift. 

The following is an example of language you can use:

“I bequeath (amount OR percentage) to San Diego Coastkeeper, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of California, with the principal business address of 8305 Vickers Street, Suite 209 San Diego, CA, 92111 and federal tax identification number 33-0647946.”

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are over 70.5 years old with a traditional IRA, you can make a tax-free donation to San Diego Coastkeeper directly from your IRA. These gifts, called qualified charitable distribution (QCD), are always tax-free, regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return. To make a gift from your IRA to San Diego Coastkeeper, contact your IRA administrator to arrange a direct transfer from your account. 

Gifts of Stock


DonateStock is transforming charitable giving by making stock gifting easy and accessible for everyone. We’ve made it fast, safe, and free to donate stock to charity. When you donate stock, you can avoid capital gains tax on stock gifts while deducting the fair market value of the stock donation—resulting in substantial tax savings. It also allows the nonprofit to keep the proceeds from what would otherwise be paid to the IRS. When you donate stock to charity, everyone wins.

Let Us Know Your Plans

If you have included San Diego Coastkeeper in your legacy gift, please email Development Manager Melanie Croce at [email protected]. We want to thank you for your generous commitment to San Diego Coastkeeper. 

Please note San Diego Coastkeeper cannot render tax or legal advice, and we urge you to consult with your professional advisor or attorney before making a charitable gift.