Support Our Work, Support Your Home



100% of your donations go toward immediate and long-term active response, education and prevention efforts in Sonoma Valley.

Sonoma Ecology Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Our tax ID is 94-3136500.

If you are interested in making a more substantial investment in Sonoma Ecology Center, thank you, we would be delighted to speak with you about our many funding opportunities. Contact our Development Coordinator 

Email Kim Jones or Call ext. 111


We welcome you to join our new membership program and enjoy the benefits below. 

$50 – Member
Member Level Benefits

  • Timely information via our e-newsletter “In the Watershed”
  • 30% discount on Sonoma Garden Park workshops (link)
  • 50% discount on Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hikes  (Excluding Fireworks Hike, Brunch on Bald, Headwaters to Headwaters Hike)
  • Invitations to SEC events and activities (which include Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Sonoma Garden Park, Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve)
  • Invitation to donor appreciation events:
        – Garden Cocktail Party on Saturday, June 9th
        – Intimate Garden Dinner on Saturday, August 25th

* Seniors and Students can join for a $25 discount

$100 – Trailblazer
Member Level Benefits plus…

  • 1 day pass to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (also good for Jack London Pass) 50% off Sugarloaf Ridge State Parks hikes for you and a friend (Excluding Fireworks Hike, Brunch on Bald, Headwaters to Headwaters Hike)
  • Discount of $40 per session on our Summer Science Camps
  • Recognition in our annual Impact Report

$250 – Steward
Tailblazer Level Benefits plus…

  • A gift of fresh produce from the Harvest Market at Sonoma Garden Park once per peak season

$500 – Path Finder
Steward Level Benefits plus…

  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park annual parking pass (also valid for Jack London State Park)
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Garden Cocktail Party on Saturday, June 9th at Sonoma Garden Park

$1,000 – Ambassador
Path Finder Level Benefits plus…

  • Two complimentary tickets to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park’s Headwaters to Headwaters Hike

$5,000 – Defender
Ambassador Level Benefits plus…

  • Two complimentary tickets to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park’s Fireworks Hike

$10,000 – Valley Visionary
Defender Level Benefits plus…

  • Private guided hike for 8 at Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve

 Membership benefits last for 12 months

Other Ways to Help

Tax-Wise Giving

This year those age 70 ½ and older may want to consider making a meaningful, tax-efficient gift to Sonoma Ecology Center using funds from their traditional or Roth IRA. With this way of giving you can:

  • Make tax-free gifts each year from your IRA withdrawals by having a portion transferred directly to SEC (up to $100,000 per year for an individual; $200,000 per couple with separate IRAs).
  • Use your Required Minimum Distribution for you gift to avoid taxes on the transfer of funds.
  • Avoid increasing your adjusted gross income and potentially subjecting your Social Security income to a higher level of taxation by giving directly from your IRA.
  • Provide a generous gift to SEC.

Please contact if we can provide more information to you or your advisors.

Use a Community Card eScrip

Shop for your groceries locally at the Glen Ellen Market or Sonoma Market and show your eScrip card at checkout and they will donate 5% of your purchase amount to Sonoma Ecology Center! Simply sign up for eScript to benefit Sonoma Ecology Center!

An easy, no-cost way to show your support!

Donate Stock

Each stock gift we handle strengthens our programmatic work while providing tax benefits for supporters.

Here are step-by-step instructions to help you take advantage of this gift planning opportunity.


Shop Online via AmazonSmile

Amazon has a special option that allows 0.5% of your purchases to go to the charity of your choice — Sonoma Ecology Center! Simply use this link to make all your Amazon purchases:

Shop at Amazon thru AmazonSmile

Make sure to bookmark the link and use it whenever you want to shop at Amazon!