Thank you for your interest in helping our native CA wildlife.
Merchant contributions can make a difference for our wild patients. Here is a shopping guide that will help you designate California Wildlife Center as your charity of choice.
Help the animals while you shop at Ralphs. We participate in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program which contributes between 1% and 4% of what you spend. This enables anyone with a Ralphs Rewards Card to support the California Wildlife Center while saving money by swiping their Club Card when they shop at Ralphs. Mark your calendar to renew this each September! Click Here to learn how to sign up or re-enroll.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
At iGive.com, they’ve compiled a diverse array of over 550 merchants who will donate up to 27% of your purchase to the cause of your choice. We highly recommend downloading their excellent Shopping Window, which ensures you’ll never miss out on a donation.
YourCause.com and eScrip, similar to iGive, are general portals to a variety of online storefronts. Note: For CWC to benefit, these three partners must be accessed from this website.
Shop at businesses that participate in 1% For the Planet. California Wildlife Center is one of their partner non-profits.
CharityChecks.us lets you Give the Joy of Giving. When you purchase their “Giving Certificates” as gifts, the recipients can make the certificate out to any of over 800,000 organizations. This is a fantastic way to kindle the philanthropic spirit in children as well.
You certainly eat. Now shopping at Ralphs helps animals… no fuss, no muss! Once you set up your account, visit account summary and click on Community Rewards and type in California Wildlife Center (Organization Number 81547).
All of your eligible purchases at Amazon.com can now benefit California Wildlife Center through their AmazonSmile program! Register today!
Here you can change online shopping for good. Support our cause and shop… can’t beat that!
eScrip is fantastic! Participating grocery loyalty cards, credit cards and debit/ATM card purchases all reward CWC.
Let your Present help the Future. You can shop and write checks and help, all at once.
Search the web with GoodSearch.com and each time you do a search, GoodSearch will donate a penny to our cause!
Shop online at GoodShop.com and a percentage of each purchase will be donated to our cause! More than 600 top stores are participating including Amazon, Target, Staples, Best Buy and more!
United Way /Matching and Workplace Gifts
Does your company or employer conduct a workplace giving campaign (also called employee charitable fund drive) that allows you to designate California Wildlife Center for a one-time gift or payroll deduction? California Wildlife Center depends on significant pledge revenue from various workplace giving campaigns, including United Way.
Most campaigns are conducted in the fall, between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Be sure to look for California Wildlife Center in your company’s brochure. If the Center is not listed in your brochure, you can still show your support for your company’s workplace giving campaign while keeping your freedom-of-choice in selecting the Center.
Giving at Your Workplace. Why choose to give at the workplace? It’s the easiest and most effective way to support humane causes in your community. Giving through payroll deductions, spread out over the year, is extremely convenient. Once you pledge a contribution, it happens automatically — including a charitable donation calculation on your T4 slip at the end of the year for tax purposes.
United Way’s Donor Choice program gives employees the ability to designate beneficiary agencies outside of the United Way’s general allocation pool. Contact the personnel office at your company for information about how to make CWC your beneficiary.
Double or Triple the Value of Your Gift at No Extra Cost! A matching gift can increase the value of your gift to help us provide high quality animal care and continue to pursue advances in health care, community education and research. Many employers match the charitable gifts of their employees and retirees, including spouses. Contact your employer about how they can match your gift to CWC!
Leverage Your Volunteer Efforts. Some companies will make a donation in honor of their employee’s volunteer hours at CWC — check with your HR office.
Are you a workplace giving campaign donor? If so, thank you for choosing California Wildlife Center. If you would like us to know that you are a donor, simply send us your name and address and mention that you give through Workplace Giving. If you have any questions about your gift, please contact our Administrative Office at 818.222.2658 or email email@example.com
Stock and IRA Gifts
Make a tax-wise alternative and consider donating securities to California Wildlife Center with your next donation!
The Center accepts gifts of publicly traded stocks, mutual funds, and bonds.
Please call our Administrative Office at 818.222.2658 to facilitate your gift. As with any gift to California Wildlife Center, please consult your tax advisor for the exact tax benefits for your charitable contribution.
Planned Giving/Estate & Legacy Gifts
Leave a legacy for generations to come. By naming California Wildlife Center in your will or trust, you can help ensure that native wildlife will be protected in the future. Gifts of cash, stock, property or insurance may be allocated to an endowment fund.
Gifts in Your Will
A bequest to California Wildlife Center can be accomplished with a simple statement in your will, or in a codicil to an existing will, or a revocable/living trust.
For example, you may make a specific bequest:
“I give and bequeath to California wildlife Center, Malibu, California, the sum of $___________ to be used for the general purposes of the organization.”
OR a residuary bequest:
“I give and bequeath to California Wildlife Center, Malibu, California, ____ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for the general purposes of the organization.”
If you wish, you may designate that your gift be used specifically for animal welfare, veterinary science or educational programs.
Gifts in Trust
The creation of a Charitable Remainder Trust, either during your lifetime or through your will, allows you to convert highly appreciated assets such as stocks or real estate into tax-sheltered income. By establishing a Charitable Remainder Trust, you can support California Wildlife Center, defer capital gains taxes on the sale of Trust assets, provide an immediate charitable income tax deduction if the gift is made during your lifetime, reduce estate taxes upon death, and provide a spendable income for yourself or other beneficiaries you choose.
It may sound complicated, but it’s actually rather simple. Money, securities, or other property are transferred to a trustee (that could be you) who will manage the assets and pay an income to you (or someone you designate). When the trust terminates, the trustee transfers the remaining principal to California Wildlife Center.
Gifts Listing California Wildlife Center as a Beneficiary
You can make California Wildlife Center the beneficiary on life insurance policies, retirement accounts, IRA accounts, etc. Our Federal tax ID number is 95-4580790.
If you have questions, or would like to discuss the different ways of making a planned gift to California Wildlife Center, please contact our Administrative Office at 818.222.22658, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
California Wildlife Center has become a premier wildlife care and rehabilitation center due to the skill of its trained staff members, the dedication of more than 75 volunteers, and the generosity of individuals and foundations. We invite you to share in the continued advancement and success of our programs.
If you are a member of a grant-making organization with interests in animal welfare, wildlife conservation, environmental education or environmental research, please contact us for information about any of California Wildlife Center’s programs at 818.222.2658 or via email email@example.com
Philanthropy has an enormous impact on California Wildlife Center. From a new anesthesia machine, ICU incubator and X-ray machine — to outdoor enclosures and facility upgrades — CWC has benefited from the generosity of dozens of donors.
With advanced medical equipment, wildlife patients receive the full benefit of the veterinarian’s professional skills and avoid transport, which is inherently stressful to the animals.
Although support for new buildings or large endowments is very important, it’s the smaller items and improvements that help the center run smoothly on a day-to-day basis. If you are interested in making a donation for/of needed equipment or supplies, please call the administrative offices at 310.458.9453, option 3 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.