How To Give

Choose one of the following ways to donate to North Cascades Institute that best fits your priorities:

By Mail

You can download a donation form and send contributions to:

Director of Development
North Cascades Institute
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-1239


North Cascades Institute accepts gifts of stock to support our education programs. Donating the full value of your shares is a tax-efficient method of contributing to life-long learning and community stewardship.

Our DTC # is 8275. Download our stock transfer information

Please call us for more information on making a gift of stock to North Cascades Institute or to report your gift at (360) 854-2596.

In-kind gifts

One way to give to the Institute is through in-kind support like equipment, supplies and printing. We always are in need of quality outdoor gear for the youth that participate for free in our education programs.

Headwaters Club

To ensure future generations benefit from the Institute’s education programs, please consider joining the Headwaters Club by naming North Cascades Institute as a beneficiary in your will.

Donors choose to join the Headwaters Club for two key reasons:

  • They deeply believe in our educational mission. If we just continue to try to fix things, but don’t educate people about essential systems and causes, what will ever change?
  • They trust the Institute’s financial management, leadership and vision. The Institute is audited annually and, in 2013, received its tenth consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator – only 1% of America’s charities are rated as highly. We have appropriate reserve funds, a viable strategic plan and a clear vision for our future.

If you would like information on how to name the Institute in your will, please contact us at (360) 854-2596. Or, if you have named the Institute in your will and we don’t know it, contact us. We would love to recognize your generous support. Thank you!


North Cascades Institute is committed to the restoration of our public lands. We are working to conserve the natural environment not only through education, but also through direct action. Our public lands need support in the form of trail work, native plant restoration, campsite maintenance and scientific research. Our volunteer Stewardship and Citizen Science programs give you the opportunity to donate your time to our mission to conserve and restore Northwest environments.

Our volunteer stewardship program, North Cascades Stewards, needs helping hands in preserving the plant ecology and recreational opportunities in the North Cascades. We are working to reduce the impact that National Park and Forest visitors make on the environment. Through native plant restoration, trail work, and campsite maintenance, we are keeping our areas of impact intact, allowing people to enjoy the wilderness without changing the ecosystem around it.

Citizen Science projects are another way to give your time to the mission of North Cascades Institute, helping with scientific research in the North Cascades. We are working with North Cascades National Park on the Butterfly Monitoring Project, identifying butterflies in the alpine meadows of the North Cascades. This research is essential baseline data for tracking butterfly populations in our changing climate.

This and other research projects need your help to continue. Learn more about our projects and help with the future of the North Cascades now.

Employee Giving and Matching Donations

Many employers conduct a workplace giving campaign. Help get more kids outdoors to learn about our wild places through a workplace donation. '

WA State Combined Fund Drive agency # 0497099

Combined Federal Campaign agency #11253

City of Seattle Agency #45045

Federal and state employees can support the Institute through Conservation and Preservation Charities (#11253).

Or make your donation go farther through your company’s matching gifts program, doubling your gift to North Cascades Institute at no additional cost to you. Check your company’s website, or ask your personnel office for the paperwork. Most companies will ask you to include North Cascades Institute’s tax identification number, which is 91-1327775.

Matching gift donations and paperwork can be mailed to:

North Cascades Institute
Attention: Development Coordinator
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

A partial list of companies with matching gift programs is below. If you don’t see your company listed, please check with your personnel office to see if your company will match gifts and what their specific guidelines are.


  • 3M
  • Adobe Systems
  • Alaska Air Group
  • Alcoa
  • Alliant Techsystems
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • American Express
  • Amgen Corporation
  • AOL Time Warner
  • AT&T
  • Attachmate
  • Bank of America
  • Bank One
  • BFGoodrich
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Boeing Company Charitable Trust Gift Matching Program
  • BP Amoco
  • Bullitt
  • Burlington Northern/Santa Fe
  • Cadence Design System
  • Cellular One
  • Champion International
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
  • Chevron
  • Chicago Title
  • Chubb Life Insurance
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Citibank/Citicorp
  • Citrix Systems
  • City University
  • Coca-Cola
  • Columbia Bank
  • Computer Associates
  • Consolidated Bookkeeping & Management Services
  • Corbis International
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Egghead Software
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Frontier Geosciences
  • Gap Stores, Inc.
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Google Inc
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Home Depot
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan & Co.
  • JC Penney
  • KMart
  • Key Bank
  • Kimberly-Clark Foundation

  • KIRO Broadcasting
  • Laird Norton Trust
  • LandAmerica
  • Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • Levi Strauss
  • Lowe’s
  • McDonald's
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Merck Human Health
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Milgard
  • Morton Clarke Burns Fu & Metcalf
  • Motorola
  • Mutual of America
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Nintendo
  • Nokia Networks
  • Nordstrom Corporation
  • North Coast Mortgage
  • Northern Trust Company
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Northwest Building
  • Paccar
  • Patagonia
  • PEMCO Insurance
  • Pfizer
  • Polaroid
  • Prudential
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Qwest
  • Realnetworks
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Safeco Insurance Companies
  • Seattle Times Company
  • Shell Oil
  • Shurgard
  • Sprint
  • Starbucks
  • Symetra Financial
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Gap
  • U S Bank of Washington
  • United Parcel Service
  • University Volkswagen Audi
  • US Bancorp
  • Verizon
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Walmart Corporate Office
  • Washington Athletic Club
  • Washington Mutual
  • Waste Management
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
  • ZymoGenetics


North Cascades Institute has received its TENTH consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator!  LEARN MORE


"Retired National Park Service Ranger Gerry Cook chats with Youth Leadership Adventures participant Elizabeth during a stop in the Devil's Creek outflow into Ross Lake. Elizabeth, 16, grew up in a refugee camp in Thailand and didn't know English when she came to the U.S. five years ago. During her presentation, the softspoken young woman said she wanted to start a Burmese club at her school to help new immigrants learn about American culture."  —

Purchase "The Wild Nearby"

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Add $37.50 to your donation today to receive your copy of The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby. Indicate your purchase in the "Notes or requests" box. Or download the order form here.

Saul Weisberg: Executive Director

big_quotation_mark.pngThis past year, we taught thousands of kids about this special place. Thanks to the donors we were able to reach out to children that would have otherwise not had the opportunity to experience the North Cascades.

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