“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 Chesapeake Climate Action Network is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by the IRS. You can find more information about the different ways to support our team and work below.
CCAN is building an exciting new member and volunteer infrastructure to empower all of us to better organize and advocate for climate justice policies in Maryland, Virginia, and Nationally. Members provide critical support when we need it most to put our region on the path to climate stability. Membership starts at just $1 and levels vary from the Climate Supporter circle to the Climate Champion circle.
We recommend spreading your giving throughout the year by setting up a recurring membership which can be monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually to make renewal easy! By setting up a recurring gift you are providing us with a steady stream of donations, this allows us to budget and plan more effectively for future campaigns.
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!
Our 2022 Polar Bear Plunge will take place on February 12, 2022. At this time we are planning to host a hybrid event with an in-person plunge at the National Harbor and a Brrrr-tual (virtual) plunge for those unable to join us in person.
CCAN Climate Protectors are committed and generous individuals who provide the critical support that allows us to build a powerful and diverse movement to put our region on the path to climate stability. They make it possible for CCAN to take bold, creative action at the precise moments when our work will make the biggest impact. Climate Protector giving starts at annual planned giving of $350.
Not ready to join us as a CCAN Member? 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.
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.
If you would like your gift to go towards your membership, please write “membership” on the memo line.
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 through third-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.
You can also support CCAN by organizing a third-party fundraiser at a local business. Several businesses have generated generous support for CCAN by contributing a portion of their profits to the organization. Please let our team know if you would like to host a third-party fundraising event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.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.
Signing up for our planned giving program and ensure your legacy by including CCAN 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
Many companies provide matching funds as a benefit to their employees. Make your CCAN donation go even further by facilitating a company match. Use online resources or inquire internally to see if your company participates in a gift matching program.
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.
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.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT DONATING TO CCAN OR OUR CAMPAIGNS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT DONORSUPPORT@CHESAPEAKECLIMATE.ORG
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.