How does EarthShare of Texas accomplish its mission?
EarthShare of Texas raises and receives funds for our members which are environmental organizations. In the case of workplace giving employees are given the opportunity to pledge a portion of each paycheck to help solve environmental problems. Employees can often designate that their funds go to a specific organization. Individuals also have the ability to support our member organizations through tearpad campaigns and other corporate relationships.
What causes can I support through EarthShare of Texas?
Our donors don't have to choose between supporting public health or our air, water, land or wildlife. EarthShare of Texas’ member organizations represent a wide array of environmental issues. A general donation to EarthShare of Texas can touch all of these causes. On the other hand, if you have a preference you may direct your gift to one or more specific participating organizations. The choice is yours.
How much of my donation goes to the participating organizations?
More than 95% of all donations go directly to support environmental programs because EarthShare of Texas has one of the lowest overheads of any comparable federation.
How does EarthShare of Texas qualify its participating organizations?
EarthShare of Texas requires applicant organizations to meet 17 different criteria before they're considered for membership. Our strict eligibility criteria were established so donors could be sure EarthShare represents outstanding charities that operate with the highest possible ethical and professional standards. All current members undergo annual reviews to ensure their continued adherence to our membership requirements.
How do I sign up my workplace to participate in an EarthShare of Texas campaign?
We have campaign structures to suit every type of organization from local to national. Please contact Elizabeth Howley, Business Development Director to discuss how to sign up your workplace.
My workplace requires an EIN to make a donation – what is EarthShare of Texas’ Number?
Our EIN is 74-2627643
I'm with a nonprofit organization -- how can we become a benefiting EarthShare of Texas member charity?
EarthShare of Texas considers admission of new members in the Fall and if eligible are presented for approval at the January annual meeting. For more information on the application process and eligibility criteria, please contact Emma Cravey, Membership Manager.