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North Cascades Institute, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
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Headwaters Club

Most people visualize a headwater as a powerful gush of water over a falls or a single bubbling brook high in the mountains at the source of a stream. But in fact, rivers have no single source."

— Mary Swander in Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape

Just like the network of springs, creeks, streams, and tributaries, that support the river systems, our Headwaters donors provide generous support to create the conservation leaders of tomorrow.

Our Headwaters Club is made up of a special group of supporters:

  • Annual Members: Donors contributing $1,000 or more in a year.
  • Lifetime Members: Donors who have contributed $10,000 or more during their lifetime.
  • Legacy Circle: Those that have named North Cascades Institute as a beneficiary in their estate plans.
Why join the Headwaters Club?
  • Because you 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?
  • You know you can trust the Institute’s financial management, leadership and vision. The Institute is audited annually and is highly rated on Charity Navigator. We have appropriate reserve funds, a viable strategic plan and a clear vision for our future.

Some other benefits include: 

  • Insider updates and special news from Executive Director, Saul Weisberg
  • Invitations to special programs and exclusive events
  • Free linen upgrades during your stays at the Environmental Learning Center

If you would like information about our Headwaters Club, or how to name the Institute in your will, please contact us at (360) 854-2596. Or, let us know if you have named the Institute in your will so that we’re sure to apply your gift in the way that is most meaningful to you. We would love to recognize your generous support.

Our tax identification number is 91-1327775.

Transfer Stock

Donating appreciated stock shares is a tax-efficient method of contributing to life-long learning and community stewardship. You can deduct the full value of the asset on your taxes without having to pay capital gains taxes and North Cascades Institute gets the full benefit as well.

DTC # 8275. Download stock transfer information.

Please let us know if you are making a stock transfer by emailing us at , or call (360) 854-2596 if you have any questions.

Give through your IRA

In 2015, authorization of the IRA charitable rollover was made permanent. The provision allows individuals age 70½ or older to make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA account directly to qualified charities. While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, this distribution from your IRA counts towards your minimum required distribution and does NOT trigger income tax for you. It is a tax-free transfer from the IRA account directly to a charitable organization

For more information or to find out if the IRA Charitable Rollover is the best strategy for you, please check with your professional tax advisor. 

Give through your Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle that provides an immediate tax benefit to you, and allows you to grant funds to charities of your choice.

Contact your fund manager at your financial institution or foundation to recommend a gift or grant to support North Cascades Institute. 

Oftentimes DAF grants arrive with very little information about the donor(s). To help us account for your gift accurately, please let us know when you've made a DAF recommendation by emailing us at , or call (360) 854-2596 if you have any questions.

Workplace Giving

Many employers conduct a workplace giving campaign. Help get more young people outdoors to learn about our wild places through a workplace donation, often with an added match from your company.

Just a few examples, with our agency numbers listed, are:

WA State Combined Fund Drive, #0497099
• Combined Federal Campaign, #11253
• City of Seattle, #45045
• Microsoft Giving Campaign, #2946 

Employer Matching

Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? And that some companies will even match to spouses, retirees and board members?

By simply completing a matching gift form (on-line or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gifts!

Use the search tool below to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.

If your company isn’t listed, make sure to check with your HR department as there are many additional companies out there who offer employee giving incentives or match programs.

Matching gift paperwork can be included with your donation when mailed to us at North Cascades Institute, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, or some employers allow you to submit online through their matching gift programs. They may require our tax identification number, which is 91-1327775.

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. Please let us know if you would like to make arrangements to donate in-kind: (360) 854-2596, 

Vehicle Donations

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting North Cascades Institute. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.

Vehicle Donations for NCI

Shop for a Cause

Remember to request North Cascades Institute as the beneficiary of your shop for a cause offers like:

Shop our online store for gifts, collectibles, books and apparel related to North Cascades National Park. Your purchases help fund youth education opportunities and create the next generation of public lands stewards.  

1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions. Shop with their member businesses and request North Cascades Institute as the beneficiary of your purchases, or join the movement with your own pledge. 

North Drinkware, where 1% of your purchase of The Baker Pint and Tumbler goes to North Cascades Institute. 

Link your Fred Meyer rewards card to North Cascades Institute and then when you shop using your card, Fred Meyer will make donations, at no cost to you. 

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization you select on your AmazonSmile account.