“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 900,000 students from 2,800 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 at 914.449.6868 or email with any questions.

Every Amount Helps

  • $500 supports our Student Ambassador Training program equipping 40 high school students to become peer leaders in sustainability.
  • $1,000 funds one (1) teacher scholarship for our flagship Summer Institute program.
  • $5,000 allows a team of five (5) local-area teachers to attend a Summer Institute, reaching 400 students with sustainability-enhanced curriculum.
  • $20,000 funds an “East meets West” scholarships for six (6) teachers from our Los Angeles pilot schools to attend a week-long CELF Sustainability Institute, fostering mentor relationships with NYC partner schools and becoming turn-key trainers for their colleagues.

Watch Video to see what CELF sustainable education looks like.