About EarthShare



What We Do

EarthShare was founded in 1988 by America’s leading national environmental and conservation organizations with a clear mission: connecting workplaces to environmental causes. Together we have raised more than $300 million to change the landscape of environmental protection and preservation.

Today, EarthShare is your 501(c)(3) partner working at the intersection of the environmental community and corporate America to amplify sustainability efforts by galvanizing the power of employees. With an established member network of nearly 600 of America’s most respected nonprofits behind us, we help channel the passion for purpose in an evolving workforce to ensure a sustainable future.

Learn more about what EarthShare at Work can do for you and your world.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is EarthShare at Work?
EarthShare at Work is an employee engagement solution that supports key environmental priorities and helps employers meet employees where they are, guide them toward their individual commitments, and unleash their entrepreneurial spirit to achieve action-oriented results. EarthShare can customize a program to help you take your workforce through the full cycle of engagement to achieve better results.

EarthShare also supports traditional workplace giving campaigns; more information below.


What charities & causes can I support through EarthShare?
EarthShare's member charities represent the full range of environmental issues. Just one general donation to EarthShare can touch all of these causes. On the other hand, if you have a preference you may direct your gift to one or more specific member organizations.

EarthShare also tailors and administers Issue Funds for employee contributions, to focus on causes that matter to your workforce and workplace.

How much of my donation goes to the member charities?
EarthShare National's overhead is 7.9%.Overhead rates vary from state to state for campaigns including EarthShare's state affiliates.

How do I know EarthShare benefiting member charities are responsible & effective?
EarthShare requires applicant organizations to meet 17 different criteria before they're considered for membership. Our strict eligibility criteria were established so our partners and donors can be sure EarthShare  represents outstanding charities that operate with the highest possible ethical and professional standards. All current members undergo annual reviews.

I'm ready to give at work but my campaign requires that I provide your EIN - what is it?
EarthShare is a registered 501(c)(3) and our EIN (employee identification number) is 52-1601960. And thanks for considering a donation!

What's next - how do I get involved? We're here to support and guide you, whether you're an employee or an employer. Email us or call us at 800.875.3863 to get started.

If you'd like to get started building a flourishing future right now, you can make a tax-deductible, secure online donation to help support our work.


I'm with a nonprofit organization -- how can we become a benefiting EarthShare member charity? EarthShare conducts a member consideration cycle once a year, which happens in the late May timeframe. For more information on the application process and eligibility criteria, please contact us at info@earthshare.org.

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