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Woodwell Climate Research Center is an independent, non-profit research organization working to understand and combat the climate crisis. Your gift catalyzes urgent action to safeguard life on Earth. With your support, Woodwell Climate scientists:

  • Investigate the ecosystems that drive our climate system and identify science-based, cost-effective natural climate solutions;
  • Work with partners and policymakers to turn knowledge into societal-scale, far-reaching climate action;
  • Educate future climate scientists with hands-on experiences around the globe.

Your generosity will create the legacy of a healthy world for future generations.

We value every member of our donor community and receive each gift with gratitude. All sizes and kinds of gifts matter. Choose to support Woodwell Climate in the way that works best for you.

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Annual giving

Gifts of all sizes help our scientists conduct cutting-edge research and work with a worldwide network of partners to combat climate change. Make your gift monthly, amplify your impact with an employer match, or honor others with your giving.

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Leadership and legacy giving

Leadership gifts strengthen Woodwell Climate's mission; enable innovative, high-impact initiatives; and buffer the volatility of funding availability and economic cycles.

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Foundations and corporations

Foundations and corporations are important strategic partners, fueling the research and collaborations needed to transform science into action. Fund a specific initiative, or provide vital, unrestricted resources for our scientists.

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Support climate science for change by reaching out to friends, family, and colleagues—even through your routine shopping.

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It’s easy to give any way you prefer – online, mail your gift, give by phone with your credit card, or make a gift of cash by wire or ACH. Please contact Paula Beckerle for wire transfer details.

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We are now accepting gifts of cryptocurrency through The Giving Block. Because a donation of cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, donors don’t owe capital gains tax on the appreciated crypto that is donated. Typically, donors can deduct the fair market value of the donation on their taxes. To learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, visit

Donors aged 70 1/2 and older with traditional IRAs are eligible to benefit from an IRA gift. This kind of gift is usually 100% tax-free and allows you to support Woodwell’s climate science research without increasing your taxable income. For donors age 72 and older, an IRA gift can also count toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), without the taxes associated with regular IRA withdrawals. Please consult your financial advisor or contact Beth Bagley with any questions.

Our Tax ID # is 04-3005094

A gift of appreciated stock or other assets allows you to claim a charitable deduction on the full market value—with no capital gains tax on the appreciation. Please contact Paula Beckerle so that we can provide the necessary information and properly acknowledge your gift.

Our Tax ID # is 04-3005094

Increase your giving impact through your employer’s matching gift program. Most employers will match any charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or employees’ spouses.

If you have a donor advised fund participating in DAF Direct, you can recommend grants to the Woodwell Climate Research Center.

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Meet our team

Our Development team is committed to working with you to make supporting our work easy and fulfilling. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Photo of Beth Brazil Beth Brazil Senior Director of Foundation Relations
Photo of Karen Patterson Greene Karen Patterson Greene Director of Board Relations & Stewardship
Photo of Nancy Bridges Nancy Bridges Director of Strategic Events & Protocol
Photo of Paula Beckerle Paula C. Beckerle Senior Associate for Development Operations
Photo of Sarah Moore Sarah Moore Development Coordinator for Foundation Relations