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Ways to Give

Give to Sound Water Stewards to support our mission and vision:

Mission: Sound Water Stewards are trained volunteers working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable marine environment through education, science, and stewardship.

Vision: We envision a healthy marine environment as defined by diverse natural ecosystems and sustainable human communities.

EIN: 81-0781793

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DONORS: If you need a replacement copy of your Annual Giving Statement listing gifts to SWS, please contact donor-assist@soundwaterstewards.org with your request.

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WHY GIVE? When you support Sound Water Stewards financially, you are helping preserve Island County’s 196 miles of shoreline by keeping Stewards’ boots on the ground!

The Salish Sea faces intense challenges from climate change to endangered species! There is not a moment to waste.

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More ways you can help

Sound Water Stewards (SWS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to SWS may be tax deductible; please consult your tax advisor. SWS Tax Identification Number is EIN 81-0781793.

Buy a Washington State License Plate

Buy a WA Lighthouse license plate – The funds that Lighthouse Environmental Programs receives help fund grants to Sound Water Stewards and other environmental groups in Island County.

Sponsor Sound Waters University

Sound Waters University is a regionally recognized annual Sound Water Stewards’ event focusing on the climate, sea life, and coastal geography that make up the Puget Sound ecosystem.  Become a sponsor.

Give a Gift to Honor Someone

Donations can be designated to honor someone special – a thank you, job well done, birthday, anniversary, retirement, or memorial. We acknowledge such gifts with a thank you card to the honoree or their family at your request. See the “Dedicate this Donation” heading and click on “yes, please” to open a box where you can add the name of the person you wish to honor.

Donate by Mail

If you prefer to mail a check payable to Sound Water Stewards, please send it to the address below — and Thank You!

Sound Water Stewards
PO Box 1620
Freeland, WA 98249

Make an IRA Qualified Charitable Donation

Using an IRA to make a charitable donation can help lower a tax bill and help Sound Water Stewards.  Talk to your IRA custodian about how to make this happen. Contact the Treasurer to find out the correct mailing address.

Double Your Gift with Corporate Matching

Does your company match gifts that their employees or retirees make to tax-exempt organizations such as Sound Water Stewards.  Ask your human resources or corporate contributions department for a matching gift form and instructions.  Companies that will match gifts include Boeing, Microsoft, Safeco, Home Depot, U.S. Bankcorp, US West, Wells Fargo, and hundreds of others.  Email us if you need any additional documentation.

Wills, Real Estate, Stocks and Other Assets

Bequests to Sound Water Stewards of Island County help us plan for the future.  We can also accept appreciated assets and real estate if you choose to give in that manner.  Please have your attorney or financial advisor contact us for further information. 
Contact Paul Belanger, Board President

Buy a Copy of Getting to the Water’s Edge

A field guide to shoreline access and facilities, parks, marine life, stewardship, and natural history of Island County, Washington. Buy it here.

Attend a Sound Water Stewards Event

  • Sound Waters University for all
  • Digging for Dinner (currently closed due to biotoxins)

#GivingTuesday at WA Gives or SC Give in November

Giving Tuesday to Support the Salish Sea

Generosity abounds on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving which has been designated #GivingTuesday. Sound Water Stewards are listed in two campaigns: the statewide Washington Gives platform run by 501 Commons and the SCGive! Campaign (Stanwood Camano Gives) run by the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation.