The Student Conservation Association started as one woman’s vision to protect and preserve America’s national parks — places that most citizens cherish and want to ensure they remain long into the future. Today, SCA carries on that noble tradition as America’s largest youth conservation organization.
Not only does your contribution help develop the next generation of conservation leaders, it also provides unforgettable, life-shaping experiences for thousands of young SCA members. When you contribute to SCA, you create a more sustainable planet today and into the future.
There are so many ways you can support SCA. Choose the one that’s right for you. Take a look at the options below, or contact us for more information. We are happy to discuss any of these options with you. Call us at 888-722-9675 or email us at [email protected].
Renew Your Support
Once you’ve become a donor, renew your support by giving to our annual fund. In doing so, you will provide a source of much needed support to our national parks. Renew online today.
Make a monthly donation to the Student Conservation Association and support conservation all year long. With your monthly gift you will provide a steady stream of assistance to our conservation programs and provide valuable protection to our environment — saving valuable resources. Contributions are charged to your credit card once every month. Enroll now.
As an SCA Trail Builder (Monthly Donor), you will receive special privileges in recognition of your loyal support:
- A special welcome packet for first-time Monthly Donors
- A subscription to the Greenway, our quarterly print newsletter
- An email subscription to Hands On, a monthly roundup of SCA happenings, news and events
- SCA’s annual wall calendar
- Invitations to SCA events
- Annual Trail Builder statement of giving
Did you know your employer might double—or even triple—your donations to the Student Conservation Association? Some companies even match donations made from spouses and retirees. Contributions of any amount help us protect more parks and green spaces across the country. Please use this search tool to see if your company will match your donation and to access forms, guidelines, and instructions.
Start Your Own Fundraiser
What do you enjoy most? Whatever it is – music, art, running, cooking or something else — you can now raise funds to help build the next generation of conservation leaders! Run a race. Organize a kickball or paintball tournament. Go skydiving for the first time. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. The sky’s the limit! Why not give up your birthday gifts and ask for donations instead? Celebrate your birthday and a great cause at the same time. If you’re an artist — sing cover songs for every donation, or make a piece of jewelry for each donor. Whatever your idea, everything you need is right here. Click here to start your fundraiser today!
Gifts to Honor and Remember
Make a gift to the Student Conservation Association in memory of someone special, or to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding or holiday. Give a gift now and learn more.
Gifts of Stock
One attraction of donating appreciated securities, like stock, is that the tax savings enable you to make a gift at less cost than if you were to sell the shares and donate the equivalent amount in cash outright. Learn more.
Employer and Workplace Giving
You can maximize the impact your donation has on critical conservation efforts when you take advantage of employer matching gift programs or sign up for workplace giving. Make sure to ask your employer if they have an employer matching gift program or email us to learn more.
Smilematic is a free Chrome, Safari, and Firefox extension that will automatically turn your everyday Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile donations. Any Amazon link manually typed in, or clicked on a search engine result will automatically be redirected to AmazonSmile without having to remember to manually change it! That way, you’ll never miss an opportunity to raise money for SCA. You can watch it in action and Download Smilematic to your web browser now.
If you are interested in having an even greater impact by embracing a bold vision – to see that our national parks, forests, public lands are protected forever, while simultaneously inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders - through a major gift, please contact our major gifts team at [email protected] or call 888-722-9675 to learn more.
The Student Conservation Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All gifts to the Student Conservation Association are considered tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may download a copy of our IRS designation letter here.
Student Conservation Association Tax Identification number is: 91-0880684.