Ways to Give to Pepperwood

Thank you for considering a charitable gift to Pepperwood! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID # 01-0817571. 

Choose the method that is best for you

Online Donations

Giving online is easy and convenient. You can choose to make a one-time gift, a recurring donation, or a gift in honor of or in memory of someone. 

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Check or Credit Donations

If you would prefer to make your gift by check, you can print a donation form.

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Sustainers - Monthly Giving

You don’t have to give big to make an impact! Join our dedicated community of sustaining donors and be assured that your gift provides dependable funding to protect land, water and wildlife today and into the future. The advantages to giving monthly include convenience, affordability, efficiency, and flexibility. 

Give Monthly

Giving Circles 

Donors of annual gifts of $1,000 - $4,999 are honored as members of the Leopard Lilly Circle; $5,000 - $24,999 as part of the Madrone Circle; $25,000 - $49,999 as part of the Oak Circle and $50,000+ as members of the Redwood Circle. Donors receive recognition in the Annual Report and invitations to special events. Their generosity is critical to Pepperwood’s ability to plan its activities year after year and have confidence that it can sustain its operations. Learn more about each Giving Circle and its benefits.

Gifts of Stock

You receive 3 benefits when you make a gift of stock to Pepperwood.

  • You pay no capital gains on the sale of appreciated stocks that you have held for one year or more, effectively allowing you to contribute more than you could if making a cash donation.
  • You may be eligible for a tax deduction on the full market value of the stock at the time of sale.
  • You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting Pepperwood and its life-changing work for fire safety, climate change, and wildlife.

Contact Sloane Shinn, when making a gift of stock. Indicate stock name, number of shares, and brokerage house handling the transfer. She can also be reached by calling our offices at (707) 591-9310 extension 133, or via her cell phone at (323) 493-3300.

Pepperwood’s brokerage information:

Schwab – DTC # 0164

Pepperwood Foundation – Acct # 4409-5814

Taxpayer ID 01-0817571

Donor Advised Fund Donations

Pepperwood receives many donations from donor advised funds (DAF). You can recommend that your DAF institution make a gift to Pepperwood from your account.  You will receive an acknowledgement of your gift.

Matching Gift Donations

Many companies match donations made by their employees or retirees. Check with your human resources office to obtain a form that you can submit online to double your donation!

Send the form to: Sloane Shinn, or by calling our offices at (707) 591-9310 extension 133, or via her cell phone at (323) 493-3300.

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

Individuals 70 ½ and older may make tax-free gifts up to $100,000 from their IRAs. Distributions must be made directly from your IRA to the Pepperwood Foundation. The CARES Act, signed into law March 27, 2020, waives required minimum distributions. To ensure IRA donations are fully acknowledged and processed properly, please email Sloane Shinn or call our offices at (707) 591-9310 ext. 133 and indicate your name, the name of your IRA administrator and the amount of your distribution.

Planned Gifts – Become a Member of the Sentinel Society

When you make a gift to Pepperwood through your estate plans, you become a member of the Sentinel Society, Pepperwood’s donor community that has chosen to provide for Pepperwood through their will or living trust. As a member of the Sentinel Society, you will know that you are helping inspire conservation through science that will benefit wildlife, open space, and nature forever.

Pepperwood suggests this simple language for your will, codicil to your will, or your living trust:
“I hereby give and bequeath (a specific amount/a percentage of your estate/or specific assets) to Pepperwood Foundation, a not-for-profit, California tax-exempt organization, taxpayer ID# 01-0817571, with business address of 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Phone number: (707) 591.9310.

We suggest that you specify your bequest be:
“used in such a manner as the board of Directors of Pepperwood shall, in its discretion, determine.”

We appreciate your considering an estate gift to Pepperwood. Should you decide to make Pepperwood a beneficiary of your will or living trust, please let us know so that we can thank you for your generosity. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

Please contact Gwynne Corrigan for more information and/or click on the button below.

Sentinel Society

Looking to have a sustainable vacation that gives back to Pepperwood?

As a proud partner with Kind Traveler, we invite our community to explore exclusive offers from Kind Traveler’s socially conscious collection of hotels and an opportunity to give back and support our mission. A veteran-and-women-owned public benefit corporation, Kind Traveler is the first Give + Get hotel booking platform that empowers travelers to make a positive impact in the communities they visit. 100% of donations go Pepperwood. #TravelKindly and give back to Pepperwood on your next vacation. Book any Kind Hotel and in the final booking page, simply select Pepperwood to designate us as your charity of choice.


Download a printable donation form here:

As with any charitable donation, consult your financial planner before making a gift to confirm tax benefits applicable to your situation.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Sloane Shinn, Donor Relations.