“I want to make sure younger generations have the deep essential grasp of sustainability and thoroughly incorporate it into an ongoing living reality. It makes me feel very inspired and motivated to support this work.”

Diane Fletcher Hoppe
Advisor to the San Diego Foundation, Willis and Jane Fletcher Family Fund III

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Your Investment in CELF is an Investment in a Sustainable Future

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Today’s students must prepare for a world vastly challenged by environmental, economic and social change. CELF‘s mission is to ensure that students get the education they need to create a sustainable future. We are a pioneer in sustainability education, helping schools and school districts develop engaging, results-oriented programs.

In order to keep our programs accessible to all K-12 schools, the fees we charge to schools and teachers cover only a fraction of the total program delivery costs. We count on support of individuals, foundations and corporations to cover full expenses of our high-touch program delivery.

Since its inception, CELF has worked with more 13,000 teachers and school leaders and more than 1,000,000 students from 4,000 schools. But we know that this is just the beginning of our work to bring systemic change to K-12 education.

Your financial support is essential to help bring to schools and communities programming that fosters environmental literacy and promotes sustainability education as an integral part of K-12 learning.

There are many ways to support CELF

Donate Online

It's fast, easy, and secure! 

Donate by Mail

By sending your tax-deductible contribution to:
 The Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation
 P.O. Box 412
 Chappaqua, NY 10514

Employer Matching Gift Programs

Double your donation! Check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program. 

Stock Donation or Bank Transfer

Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. Stock certificates may be reassigned directly to CELF or may be transferred through the donor's broker. The mean market value on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes.

Build a Legacy of Sustainability

If you would like to give in ways that will also reduce your estate taxes and probate costs, please consider CELF.

Please contact Jen Sheehy: 914.449.6868 or email with any questions. 

Help us do more ... every amount helps!

We're a nonprofit that relies on support from people like you.

  • $15 for CELF's 15th Anniversary is a nice way to get started - welcome to the CELF team!
  • $50 sends a stronger message that you support CELF's mission to raise generations of environmentally- and civic-minded students
  • $100 provides curriculum materials for one school teacher team 
  • $300 buys an air beam monitor for a class to use in our Citizen Science and Air Quality program
  • $500 runs three Student Ambassador education sessions, equipping 40 high school students to become peer leaders in sustainability

Yearlong sponsorship opportunities are also available and make an even bigger impact:

  • $1,500 supports a sustainability intern for 3 months, giving college students real-world advocacy, sustainability education and nonprofit business experience
  • $2,000 funds a one-day inservice training up to 100 teachers
  • $6,000 supports a three-day training program for a team of teachers at one school 
  • $12,500 supports yearlong, online learning opportunities for educators
  • $30,000 funds a part-time sustainability educator/trainer ... and this is what we need most to meet the growing demand and need for CELF's services!

Watch Video to see what CELF sustainable education looks like.