The Student Conservation Association started as one woman’s vision to protect and preserve America’s national parks — places that most citizens cherish and want to ensure they remain long into the future. Today, the SCA carries on that noble tradition as America’s largest youth conservation organization.

There are so many ways you can support the SCA. Choose the one that’s right for you. Take a look at the options below, or contact us for more information. We are happy to discuss any of these options with you.

Call us at (888) 722-9675 or email us at

Ways To Give

  • Give Now

    Make a tax-deductible, online contribution right now.

    Or, you can download our printable donation form (PDF) if you prefer to donate by mail. Give now

  • Renew Your Support

    Once you’ve become a donor, renew your support by giving to our annual fund. In doing so, you will provide a source of much needed support to our national parks. Renew online today.

  • Legacy Giving and Estate Planning

    The Liz Putnam Legacy Society serves to recognize and thank those who have taken the special step of providing for the future of SCA’s youth conservation service work by supporting SCA in their estate plans and/or establishing life income or other planned gifts. The Society honors SCA’s founder, Liz Putnam and her vision in creating the SCA.

    Learn More

    To learn how you can make your own legacy gift to SCA, please call (888) 722-9675 ext. 2024 or send an email to:

  • Monthly Giving

    Make a monthly donation to the Student Conservation Association and support conservation all year long. With your monthly gift you will provide a steady stream of assistance to our conservation programs and provide valuable protection to our environment — saving valuable resources. Contributions are charged to your credit card once every month. Enroll now.

    As an SCA Trail Builder (Monthly Donor), you will receive special privileges in recognition of your loyal support:

    A special welcome packet for first-time Monthly Donors
    A subscription to the Greenway, our quarterly print newsletter
    An email subscription to Field Notes, a monthly roundup of SCA happenings, news and events
    SCA’s annual wall calendar
    Invitations to SCA events
    Annual Trail Builder statement of giving
    Start your monthly donations now.

  • Matching Gifts

    Did you know your employer might double—or even triple—your donations to the Student Conservation Association? Some companies even match donations made from spouses and retirees. Contributions of any amount help us protect more parks and green spaces across the country. Please use this search tool to see if your company will match your donation and to access forms, guidelines, and instructions.

  • Gifts of Stock

    One attraction of donating appreciated securities, like stock, is that the tax savings enable you to make a gift at less cost than if you were to sell the shares and donate the equivalent amount in cash outright.

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  • Employer and Workplace Giving

    You can maximize the impact your donation has on critical conservation efforts when you take advantage of employer matching gift programs or sign up for workplace giving. Make sure to ask your employer if they have an employer matching gift program or email us to learn more.

  • Major Gifts

    If you are interested in having an even greater impact by embracing a bold vision – to see that our national parks, forests, public lands are protected forever, while simultaneously inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders – through a major gift, please contact our major gifts team at or call 888-722-9675 to learn more.

  • Gifts To Honor and Remember

    Make a gift to the Student Conservation Association in memory of someone special, or to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding or holiday. Give a gift now and learn more.

  • Send Check or Money Order

    Download our printable donation form (PDF) if you prefer to donate by mail.

  • Donate Stock or Assets

    One attraction of donating appreciated securities, like stock, is that the tax savings enable you to make a gift at less cost than if you were to sell the shares and donate the equivalent amount in cash outright.

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  • Planned Giving

    A legacy gift to The Student Conservation Association in your will, living trust or beneficiary designation has a vital and sustainable impact on our mission to build the next generation of change-makers, wilderness protectors, and conservation leaders.

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  • Give via a Donor Advised Fund

    More and more donors are supporting youth conservation service with gifts to SCA from their donor advised funds.

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Tax Identification

The Student Conservation Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All gifts to the Student Conservation Association are considered tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may download a copy of our IRS designation letter here.

Student Conservation Association Tax Identification number is: 91-0880684.

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We are happy to discuss any ways to support the SCA listed here with you.

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