Ways to Give

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Here’s how you can help organic grow.

The CCOF Foundation grows organic in many ways, from jumpstarting a new organic farmer's education, to providing a safety net for farmers undertaking organic transition, to supporting seasoned farmers' success through ongoing learning and training. 

Combined, all of these efforts provide an environment for organic to grow, expanding organic's benefits for the planet, the climate, and our communities. More organic agriculture means healthier soils, less destruction from climate change, healthier communities, and a more robust economy.

There are many ways you can help organic grow: 

A donation to the CCOF Foundation invests in the full scope of programs that help grow organic, an easy way to take a multifaceted approach toward growing organic and all of the benefits of organic agriculture. As you’re supporting large-scale change, you’re also making a difference in the lives of organic farmers like Lehia and Shannon.

Gifts of any size support our education and hardship assistance grants, technical assistance, educational programs, and support for farmers transitioning to organic. 

Your contribution to the CCOF Foundation is tax-deductible. Join us in our quest to live in a world where the norm. Become a CCOF Foundation donor today through our secure online system.

You can also donate by check! Make your check payable to the CCOF Foundation and make a note in the memo field of a specific program you would like to donate to, if desired. Checks can be mailed to the CCOF Foundation at:

2155 Delaware Avenue, Suite 150
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

International donations can be made by bank-issued money orders in USD, or by check. Money orders should be made payable to the CCOF Foundation. 

For donations over $1,000, we also accept wire transfers. Please email srodgers@ccof.org if you plan to donate via wire transfer. 

Donate Gifts of Stock

Donating stock directly to a charity is a tax-savvy way to give. Donate your appreciated stock to increase your impact and support organic futures. Contact Willow Aray at waray@ccof.org to begin your stock donation process.

Make a Planned Gift

Our dream is to make organic the norm–no matter how long it takes. You can support the ongoing efforts of the CCOF Foundation and the future of organic by making a planned gift. Leaving a bequest to the CCOF Foundation is a thoughtful and easy way to provide for the future of the organic community. Learn more about planned giving, including sample language for including in your legal documents.

Give Through a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

A DAF is like an investment account that supports charitable organizations you care about. When you contribute cash, securities, or other assets to a donor-advised fund at a public charity, you are often eligible for an immediate tax deduction. Those funds can then be invested for tax-free growth. Gifts can be recommended to any eligible IRS-qualified public charity.

Tel your financial advisor you'd like to support the CCOF Foundation, EIN 30-0106255.

Donate a Percentage of Product Sales

Offer your customers a way to contribute to the organic community by donating a portion of your organic product sales to the CCOF Foundation. Let us help you design a program to fit the needs of your company—contact us to learn more. 

Donate Your Event Space

The CCOF Foundation hosts two to three small events each year aimed at advancing our vision of a world where organic is the norm. Contact Shawna Rodgers at srodgers@ccof.org if you have an event space you'd like to donate for fundraising, networking, or other farm events.

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