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You Can Help Advance Solutions to the World’s Most Pressing Water Challenges

The Pacific Institute combines science-based research with active outreach to influence local, national, and international efforts in developing sustainable water policies. Since 1987, the Pacific Institute has worked to create and advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges with generous contributions from supporters like you. With your support, we can improve access to meet basic water needs across the globe, tackle the risks of climate change, reduce water conflicts, and move toward sustainable water management. Join us today to create a sustainable water future for people and the planet.

Other Ways to Give

When you support Pacific Institute, you’re not only contributing to science-based research, you’re helping advance solutions to the world’s water challenges.

Give Monthly

Make a difference all year long with a monthly gift. Making a monthly gift, at whatever level you are comfortable with, has a big impact. It’s easy to set up, convenient and safe, and you can cancel at any time. When you set up an ongoing monthly gift, you join a special group of supporters we know we can count on to provide stable funding for our work.

Legacy Giving

Pacific Institute has a 30-year record of bringing transformative change to some of the world’s most challenging water issues. When you include Pacific Institute in your estate plans you provide the organization with a secure source of income so we can be fearless and strategic in creating a sustainable water future for people and the planet.
Charitable Bequests One of the best ways to leave a legacy of far-reaching change is through a charitable bequest. By naming Pacific Institute as a beneficiary in your will or trust, you can feel confident that your values and commitment will carry on. You can use the following language as a guide for your charitable bequest: “I give and bequeath to Pacific Institute, Federal Tax ID #94-3050434, the sum of $___ (or ___ percent of my estate, or ___% of the rest and remainder of my estate).” Please use the following information when contacting your asset manager:
  • Address: 344 20th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Federal Tax ID #94-3050434
There are many ways to give a legacy gift, and you can change your beneficiaries at any time. For further information, please contact: Nicole Wickenhauser, Director of Development 510-251-1600 ext. 110 or via email at

DAF Direct

Simply select your DAF provider, include a designation for your donation, as well as the amount you would like to donate, then click ‘Next’. From there, you will be able to log in directly to your DAF to complete the transaction.

Crypto for Charity

In the dropdown, search for ‘Pacific Institute For Studies In Development Environment And Security’, select what type of crypto you will be donating, fill out your personal details and click ‘Continue’. You will then be provided with an address to send your crypto to, and once you’ve done that, click on ‘Crypto sent’.

Stock Gifts

Support the Pacific Institute’s work by making a gift of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. Stock gifts are valued at the time of transfer to the Pacific Institute and the value of the gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. When you donate a gift of stock to the Pacific Institute, you pay no capital gains tax on the sale. To make a gift of appreciated stock, please contact your stockbroker and instruct him/her to transfer the shares to the Pacific Institute’s account located at:
  • Broker: Fidelity Investments
  • DTC Number: 0226
  • Account Number: X84-149497
Please notify the Pacific Institute regarding the number of shares and the stock name so that we can quickly identify them when they arrive in our account. Contact Nicole Wickenhauser, Director of Development 510-251-1600 ext. 110 or via email at

Workplace Matching Gifts

Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses. Ask your workplace if they have a matching gift program to double the impact of your support. You may need the following information:
  • Federal Tax Identification Number: EIN #94-3050434
  • Address: 344 20th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Email:
  • Phone: 510-251-1600
  • Fax: 510-251-2203
  • Website:
Once you have completed your Matching Gift form, please mail, email, fax to: Pacific Institute 344 20th Street Oakland, CA 94612 Email: Fax: 510-251-2203
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