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We were born out of the fight for passage of the Clean Water Act 50 years ago – groundbreaking legislation that has saved millions of lives. With your support, Clean Water organizes and mobilizes to protect our water, our health, and our communities – and together, we win. Keep us going for the next 50 years by making a special gift today!

Clean Water Action & Clean Water Fund: Celebrating 50 Years of the Clean Water Act

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Make a tax-deductible gift to support research and education to Clean Water Fund in Maryland.
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Planning for retirement, looking for a gift or memorial, want to use your spare change to make change, or looking to leave a legacy to protect clean water for future generations? Your support keeps us working - and winning - for safe, accessible water for all.

Make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone special while supporting Clean Water's work for clean, safe water and healthy communities. You will be sent a link to personalize a beautiful e-card. We will then send the customized card to your recipient. A thoughtful, sustainable, and and meaningful gift giving choice. Click here for more information.

Use your change to make positive change for our waterways! As a Change-Maker, the change from your in-store and online purchases is rounded up to the nearest dollar, adding up to a monthly donation that helps defend wetlands, the Clean Water Act, and endangered sources of the water we drink. You can set a monthly maximum donation and stop anytime. Click here to sign up.

Many companies will match their employees’ charitable donations, and some will even provide a 2:1 or 3:1 match. In most instances, only gifts made to Clean Water Fund (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose programs build upon and compliment those of Clean Water Action, taxpayer ID #52-1043444) will qualify for company matching gift programs.

Let us know how we can help you make a gift that will qualify to be matched by your employer. Contact Jon Scott for more information and click here to support Clean Water Fund.

Are you passionate about protecting clean water, own shares of stock and/or mutual funds that are worth more today than when they were originally purchased, and looking for a simple, cost effective way to support clean water that could offer significant tax advantages? Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are both able to accept gifts of stock or other appreciated assets. Please let us know how we can help you plan or arrange a gift. Click here for more information.

Traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) dollars grow tax free until you hit retirement age as defined by the IRS - and then you are required to withdraw funds which are taxable. You can put those retirement savings to work reduce your taxes at the same time by donating to a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit like Clean Water Fund. Tap into the power of your IRA to Protect Clean Water. Click here for more information. 

Both Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund welcome gifts by will or bequest, by beneficiary designations on insurance, retirement or investment accounts, or through donation of appreciated assets. For many people, creating a legacy gift can be surprisingly easy and is one powerful way to have a lasting impact for clean water. Click to learn more and download your Legacy Gift “how-to” guide. 

Need to write or update your will? Clean Water Action has partnered with FreeWill, a simple tool that anyone can use to create these important documents. Prepare a legal will you can print and finalize at home, or to organize or update your plans before sharing them with an attorney. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to fill out the necessary information for your forms. No information is shared and the service is 100% free with no credit card required.

If you are planning to make a Clean Water legacy gift commitment, please call (202) 330-2379 or e-mail so we may thank you.

Are you interested in making a gift or grant from your foundation or Donor Advised Fund? Both Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are able to receive grants, although grants to Clean Water Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, may not satisfy your institution’s charitable distribution requirements. Email or contact Caroline Slobodzian and let us know how we can help you plan or arrange a grant. Click here to donate directly through your Donor Advised Fund.

Your gift of $1,000 or more will enable Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund to continue our work advancing clean water protections and public health. As a Clean Water Leader, you will have the opportunity to attend virtual donor briefings and events to keep you informed and involved on the issues you care about as well as meet our staff doing the work as our thanks for your generosity and support. Click here to learn more or contact Caroline Slobodzian for more information or assistance.


Clean Water Action

Clean Water Action is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization working to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems. Donations to Clean Water Action are not tax deductible.
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Clean Water Fund

Clean Water Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose programs build upon and compliment those of Clean Water Action, supporting a shared goal of fishable, swimmable, and drinkable water for all. Clean Water Fund programs reach more than one million households each year through outreach, education, organizing, advocacy, and policy action. Activities are limited to those appropriate to its 501(c)(3) tax status. Rated 4 Stars by Charity Navigator, donations to Clean Water Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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