how to support our work

grassroots organizing

We believe big changes happen one person at a time, and so TCE operates door-to-door canvassing offices in partnership with our sister organization, Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund. Canvassing enables us to reach diverse communities across many areas of the state. Our supporters share a common concern for the environment and a respect for the individual who comes to their doorstep with an important public health issue. You can contribute when our canvassers visit your community or call you on the phone – and you can give online at any time, of course.

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MyChange

Another way to help is to contribute smaller amounts frequently. TCE is part of a new giving system that allows you to set up your credit or debit card to “round up” your purchases to the nearest dollar in order to contribute pocket change to us each time you use the card. The best part is, after you sign yourself up, it’s all automatic. (And of course you can opt out at any time.) It’s as easy as signing up here and then using your card as usual. These small contributions really do add up! As we like to say, it’s spare change for social change. Learn more here.

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gifts of stock

giftofstockYou can also support TCE by directly contributing stocks or securities. Your gift is equal to the fair market value of the stock, and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock. To learn more about gifts of stock, please contact our Administrative Director at 512-326-5655 or Lani(at)texasenvironment(dot)org.

tax-deductible contributions

As you may know, TCE is recognized as a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The 501(c)(4) designation allows us to actively lobby legislators and other elected and appointed officials – and for this reason, contributions to TCE are not tax-deductible. However, we do have a 501(c)3 non-profit sister organization, Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund. Since this organization is focused on research and education projects, all donations are 100% tax-deductible. So please donate to Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund if you’d like to write off your contribution as a charitable gift!

TCE Fund has a variety of other ways people can get involved including donations of vehicles – cars, trucks, boats and motorcycles. TCE Fund is also active in EarthShare of Texas for workplace contributions efforts and other partnerships. See the full gamut of giving options here.