Donate: Become a Friend of the Bays
*Donate online will redirect you to a secure checkout site, run by the donor management firm, Bloomerang.
A donation of any amount will make you an honorary “Friend of the Bays!” As part of this program, you will receive our bi-annual Inland Bays Journal as well as email updates that will keep you informed about news, projects, volunteer opportunities and other events around the Inland Bays.
Your donation will…
- Support research, education and restoration for the Bays
- Promote protection of natural shorelines
- Fund the work of citizen scientists to monitor fish and crab populations as indicators of Bay health
- Protect the James Farm Ecological Preserve as an oasis of natural beauty in our community
- Restore populations of wild oysters to clean Bay waters and provide habitat for fish and other aquatic life
- Reduce pollution entering the Bays by restoring natural habitat
- Ensure continued support for the Bays through a thriving Endowment Fund
Decades ago, the Bays were thought to be healthy and clear. However, years of accumulated nutrient pollution and habitat loss have changed the Bays to generally murky waters that are dominated by algae, have very few bay grasses or oysters, and cannot support healthy oxygen levels in many areas.
But things are beginning to look up! Thanks to over two decades of hard work by farmers, homeowners, businesses, boaters, elected officials, scientists, and donors like you, some indicators of environmental quality suggest the Bays are moving back in a healthy direction!
There is still much work to be done.
It will only be possible with your help.
Additional Ways to Give
Consider becoming a monthly contributor with a gift of as little as $10/month or become a Patron of the Bays with an $84 monthly donation. (You reserve the right to cancel at any time.)
Online: To set up your monthly gift online, click “Donate Online” above and check the box that says, √ “show my support by making this a monthly donation.”
By mail: On your giving envelope, enter your credit card info and write a note on the form that says “monthly donation”. Mail it back to us and we will set up your monthly donations for you.
Business for the Bays
Your organization can become a Business Partner for the Bays with a contribution of just $100. To make your contribution, click “Donate Online” above and make a note in the “Comments” box at the end of this form to let us know you’d like to become a “Business for the Bays”.
Check out our current “Businesses for the Bays” listed on the website.
If you would like to learn more about other opportunities for giving and working together, please call (302) 226-8105 ext. 107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations In Memory & In Honor
Donating in Memory or Honor of a friend or loved one can be a meaningful way to remember them and celebrate their life by giving life back to the Bays.
To make your donation in honor or in memory of someone, please make a note in the “Comments” box at the end of the donation form (online or my mail) specifying who you would like to recognize with your donation.
Delaware License Plates
These special Environmental Plates (Duck and Lighthouse Plate) provide funds to The Delaware Center for Inland Bays and The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Incorporated. Place an order at the Delaware DMV website.
When shopping at Amazon.com, checkout from “smile.amazon.com” and choose “Delaware Center for the Inland Bays” as your charitable organization.
EventsCheck our event calendar for upcoming CIB charitable events to attend!
Learn how you can set up a charitable bequest, or to further discuss how tax-deductible gifts can benefit you, your future and the future of the Bays, please contact the Development Coordinator at 302-226-8105 ext. 107.
All donations to the CIB are deductible for tax purposes and are greatly appreciated.
(CIB is a non-profit 501(c)(3) environmental organization – Tax ID#: 51-0365565.)