“CCAN is the best regional climate organization I’ve ever seen, anywhere in the world.”

– Bill McKibben, author and climate activist

Are you looking for ways to support climate action and the clean energy? Help CCAN build a clean energy revolution across the Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia region and inspire action nationwide.


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report this past October made it clear, we need serious climate action now. We have to cut global carbon emissions in half by 2030. At CCAN we are working everyday to make this happen by implementing innovative and comprehensive solutions. Your donation will help us transition to a world run on clean renewable energy and to keep fossil fuels where they belong, in the ground! Our team would not be successful without our group of strong and dedicated supporters such as yourself.


The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by the IRS.

If you have any questions about donating to CCAN or our campaigns, please contact us at donorsupport@chesapeakeclimate.org or call 240-396-2153.

CCAN Climate Protectors provide critical support when we need it most to put our region on the path to climate stability. By becoming a Climate Protector, you would be making it possible for us to take bold, creative action at the precise moments when our work will make the biggest impact.

Pick your Climate Protector Circle today!

Setup a recurring gift to CCAN online, by making the commitment of a monthly gift you are with us everyday of the year. We have multiple levels at which to give. Monthly donors provide sustained funding that ensures we are prepared for any surprises.

Every winter for the past 17 years the CCAN team and our supporters have come together to take the Polar Bear Plunge to “Keep Winter Cold.” Year after year this event continues to grow. In 2021 we had over 217 plungers who raised over $200,000!

In 2021 we took our plunge national and virutal in response to COVID-19. Check back later this year for information on our 2022 plunge!

One of the fastest ways to donate to CCAN is by making a one time gift. These gifts are especially important while we are in middle of our campaigns and facing unforeseen challenges. 

Make a one time gift in the amount of your choice today!

One tried and true way to make a gift to CCAN is by mailing a check to our office in Takoma Park. All checks can be made out to “CCAN” and mailed to Chesapeake Climate Action Network at P.O. Box 11138 Takoma Park, MD 20913

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable investment account that provides an immediate tax benefit to the donor, and allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice over time from your fund.

Gifting to CCAN through your DAF is simple and easy, and it can be done on a one time or recurring basis. Just provide your fund manager with our information below to recommend a grant, or login to your fund and make a grant online.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Tax ID: 11-3644283

Gifts to CCAN in the form of stocks are accepted through our brokerage account at Charles Schwab. Speak with your CPA or a tax professional to determine if this is the right giving method for you and what additional benefits you might derive through stock giving.
To make a gift of stock, you will need the following information:

Broker: Charles Schwab
DTC Number: 0164
Account Number: 5280-3379
Title on Account: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

An increasingly popular way of giving by individuals, groups and organizations to CCAN is 3rd party fundraising. Some recent examples include benefit concerts, yoga lessons, comedy shows, and “hosting” fundraisers for CCAN on birthdays and weddings, through Facebook and other means.

Learn how to setup your Facebook Fundraiser  using our guide.

If you are interested in hosting an event to benefit CCAN, please email us at donorsupport@chesapeakeclimate.org.

Donate by using the official workplace giving program of the federal government.  When given the opportunity, simply select CCAN as your beneficiary, make a pledge that works for you, and a small amount of your earnings will be sent our way with each paycheck.  Our CFC number is 19037.      

CCAN makes ambitious plans when we know we have adequate revenue streams in place. If you intend to support CCAN beyond your annual contribution, let us know we can count on you. If this is the best choice for you, please contact Janet Redman, CCAN’s Director of Engagement and Partnerships to develop a multi-year gift agreement.

To ensure a clean energy future for our region, you can make a lasting gift in your will. If a bequest to CCAN is a good option for you, please contact your attorney to update your will, then notify janet Redman, CCAN’s Director of Engagement and Partnerships.

Ways to Make Your Gift go Further

Simply online shop as you normally would using Amazon Smile instead of your regular Amazon page, and select CCAN as your charitable organization.  By doing this, with each and every purchase you make a portion of what you pay will be donated to us.  You can give just by ordering the things you love at no extra cost to you.   

Double your impact by getting your employer to match your personal donation to CCAN.  Use online resources or inquire internally to see if the company you work for participates in a gift matching program.  Chances are, it does!       


When using PayPal for your day to day shopping, add a small donation on top of your existing purchase by using the Give at Checkout feature.  Start by setting up a PayPal Giving Fund with CCAN as your charitable organization, and at checkout it will ask you how much you would like to donate.

OR CALL 240-396-2025.

CCAN’s Commitment to Donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by CCAN, both online and offline, on our website, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent that donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.