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Ways to Give

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

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

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

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Here’s how 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.

Make an IRA Qualified Charitable Donation

Using an IRA to make a charitable donation can help lower a tax bill andhelp SWS.  Talk to your IRA custodian about how to make this happen.

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.

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.

Donate by Mail

If you prefer mail send your donation in by mailing a check payable to Sound Water Stewards.

Mail your check to:

Sound Water Stewards

PO Box 1620, Freeland, WA 98249

Sponsor Sound Waters University

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

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 Kelly Zupich, Executive Director
360-678-4401

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.

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.

Donate Through Amazon

If you buy online at Amazon, use smile.amazon.com You can designate SWS as your supported organization; Amazon will then donate 0.5% of your purchase total to us, at no cost to you.

Attend a Sound Water Stewards Event

  • Digging for Dinner
  • Whale Cruise
  • Sound Waters University

Shop at Amazon and Support Sound Water Stewards

You can designate SWS as your supported organization; Amazon will then donate 0.5% of your purchase total to us, at no cost to you.