You Can Keep Our Coast Healthy and Beautiful

You can help keep the North Carolina coast a great place to live, work and play.

Your gift of:

  • $25 can provide supplies for rain gardens, which protect water quality by filtering polluted stormwater.
  • $50 can help support one of our many coastal cleanups.
  • $100 can supply wetland plants to restore 100 square feet of wetlands along our coast.
  • $250 can restore 25 bushels of oysters in a reef or a living shoreline.
  • $500 can produce one professionally written story from Coastal Review Online.
  • $1,000 can support educational field trips for students to experience the coast first-hand.

Explore the many ways to give below, from memberships to donations to a coastal license plate. If you prefer, you may simply download this form and mail it with your check made out to North Carolina Coastal Federation at 3609 N.C. 24 Newport, NC 28570. Please call us with any questions at 252-393-8185. Thank you.

We remain a Four-Star Charity with a Platinum Seal of Transparency, and we respect your privacy.

Adopt an Oyster

Adopt your oyster today and support a bright future for our coast.

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Become a Member

Enjoy great membership benefits while we put your dollars to work protecting and restoring our coast. Memberships run for 12 months and are tax-deductible less the value of any benefits received. Membership gifts are tax deductible less the value of any benefits received.

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Make a Donation

Donations help keep our coast healthy and beautiful and are fully tax deductible to the extent provided by law. You can make a one-time gift or set up ongoing gifts on a monthly, quarterly, or annual schedule.

You can also make gifts of stock, real estate, and tangible goods (such as cars or boats) as well as gifts from a retirement account, gifts to an endowment, or matching gifts from your employer.

Sponsor an Event or Program

You can support coastal programs and events coast-wide— everything from education programs to fundraising events to support the coast. Sponsorship opportunities change annually and are open to businesses as well as individuals.

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Leave a Legacy

Including the Federation in your will or estate plans is a simple way to ensure a healthy coast for the next generation. Please let us know of your intentions so we can recognize you in our Pelican Circle.

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Other Ways to Support the Coast

Hit the road with the Federation’s “Protect Our Coast” specialty license plate, which supports the coast with a $20 donation per plate.

Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of qualified purchases to the Federation when you shop through AmazonSmile.

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Your Gifts are Used Efficiently

You can feel good about your donation at work. The Federation has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator for five consecutive years, an achievement less than 10% of American charities attain. We invite you to review our annual reports, audits, 990 tax forms, and Gift Acceptance Policy.