We appreciate your financial support, which makes our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts possible! SAVE THE FROGS! is a 501(c)(3) public charity and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We keep our administrative expenses low so that every dollar you donate goes as far as possible towards making the world a better place for humans and wildlife. Thank you!
We are very pleased to announce the SAVE THE FROGS! Amazon Wishlist, through which you can donate a book to SAVE THE FROGS! in order to further the continuing education of our staff and volunteers. We've chosen the books on the list specifically because they will help us be more effective nonprofit leaders and environmental conservationists. Nearly all the books on our list are Kindle editions...lowering both the price and the environmental impact of the books (e.g. no trees needed for paper and no shipping costs). Please order a book for us and help our educational wishes come true. Thank you!
If you have any questions about how the wish list or delivery of kindle books works, please contact us.
My number one rule of fundraising is that "Fundraising is critical to mission success". Over the past decade I have helped raise more than one million dollars for worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. As most of SAVE THE FROGS! funding comes via donations from individuals (rather than the government, corporations, foundations or other nonprofits), it is important to know what actually motivates people to donate. I can think of a multitude of reasons people should donate to SAVE THE FROGS!. For instance:
- Your donation funds efforts that protect amphibian habitat and make our environment cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful.
- Your donation helps SAVE THE FROGS! staff and volunteers educate thousands of people about amphibians, in a time when the schools and universities are severely lacking in terms of environmental education.
- Donating fulfills a general human desire to do good, and thus makes you feel good.
- Donating provides you a potential tax deduction, ensuring that more of your hard earned money gets used for environmental protection and less goes to governmental waste.
But why do people actually donate to SAVE THE FROGS!?
Read on to find out!
Frog art courtesy of Raikoumoon
With thousands of endangered frogs needing our assistance, one of our goals at SAVE THE FROGS! is to ensure that our organization has the funds to exist far into the future. The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs is one of our primary strategies for achieving long-term financial security.
The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs is a reserve fund intended to ease financial burden during tough times and help SAVE THE FROGS! flourish during more prosperous times. The fund is comprised of stocks, bonds and mutual funds, and held in a SAVE THE FROGS! brokerage account that is dedicated exclusively to long-term growth. Assets in the fund are highly diversified and managed with very low fees. To ensure the perpetuity of the fund, SAVE THE FROGS! uses only the annual interest earned from the fund unless there is a critical need for immediate use of the funds.
We invite and encourage you to contribute to The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You can learn about the tax benefits of donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds here. Read on to learn more about The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs and how you can contribute.
Donating stock, bonds or mutual funds to SAVE THE FROGS! is a fabulous way to assist amphibians, and can even lower your taxes. If you are considering such a donation, the first step is to determine whether your assets have appreciated (gone up in value) or depreciated (decreased in value).
- If your assets have appreciated, donating them to SAVE THE FROGS! can reduce your taxes in two ways: (1) you can avoid capital gains tax on the profit you've made, and (2) you can claim the fair market value of your gift as a deductible charitable donation.
- If your assets have depreciated, you should sell the assets first then donate the proceeds to SAVE THE FROGS!. This allows you to (1) claim a loss on the sale of the assets; and (2) count your gift to SAVE THE FROGS! as a deductible charitable donation.
We suggest speaking with your financial advisor and then contact us when you are ready to donate stocks, bonds or mutual funds to SAVE THE FROGS!. We will give you all the information you need to complete your donation. If you would like your contribution to be directed to The Fund For The Future Of The Frogs, please let us know and we can make that happen. Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
Rough Skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa) photo by Michael Starkey
Your financial support enables SAVE THE FROGS! to:
- build wetlands;
- plant trees in degraded amphibian habitat;
- provide free educational resources to thousands of schools;
- give educational presentations to students, government agencies and community groups;
- fight the pesticide companies;
- campaign for legislation to protect amphibians and humans.
SAVE THE FROGS! is pleased to announce that we now accept bitcoins as a form of donation!
When you shop with Amazon, you can get a percentage of your purchases donated directly to SAVE THE FROGS!, at no extra charge to you. Amazon’s charitable wing (AmazonSmile Foundation) will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SAVE THE FROGS! whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. And that adds up, as you can see below! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. To get started with the AmazonSmile program, please visit this AmazonSmile webpage and choose SAVE THE FROGS! as your charity of choice.
Introducing the Charity Charge World MasterCard, a fantastic way for you to support SAVE THE FROGS! every time you make a purchase. Feel great every day knowing you’re doing good simply by using your credit card. Each time you swipe your new Charity Charge World MasterCard, 1% of your purchase will be donated to SAVE THE FROGS!.
In late 2012, The Estate of Marie Kirchberger sent SAVE THE FROGS! a check for $75,000, the largest donation we have ever received. The donation was a bequest from the late Marie Kirchberger, who included SAVE THE FROGS! in her will based on her love of frogs and her appreciation of our efforts on behalf of amphibians.
Marie's generous gift came at a time of significant financial hardship for SAVE THE FROGS!, and funded our entire worldwide operations for over six months. For this, everybody in the SAVE THE FROGS! community has much to be appreciative of, for without Marie's bequest, it is unknown if SAVE THE FROGS! would even exist today.
Marie and I had never communicated, and during her life she had placed only a single donation to SAVE THE FROGS! (in 2010, for $25).
It is my sincere hope that Marie's $75,000 bequest inspires you to include SAVE THE FROGS! in your own estate plans. To assist you in this regard, SAVE THE FROGS! has created this webpage that details the multitude of ways you can leave a legacy for the frogs and ensure the survival of frog populations far into the future.
Photo of American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus; Rana catesbeiana) courtesy of Wes Deyton.
Here is the 2012 letter we received announcing Marie Kirchberger's generous bequest to SAVE THE FROGS:
"Dear Dr. Kriger,
My name is Joanne Robinson, and I am contacting you on behalf of The Estate of Marie Kirchberger, formerly of Somerville, Massachusetts. Marie Kirchberger was one of the most generous friends I had. She held strong opinions and supported many wonderful causes. In light of her belief that your cause is numbered among them, Marie made a bequest to your organization in her Will.
Marie felt very strongly that SAVE THE FROGS! made a significant contribution to our environment. Marie had a strong connection to frogs, and as a result her friends helped contribute over the years to an impressive collection of frog figurines and artwork. She thought highly of the work your organization does.
Please note that this bequest is a contribution to your general funds, and that there are no specific conditions or stipulations regarding its use. However, Marie’s specific interests were in the areas of preserving frog habitats and educating people on their value in the ecosystem. I believe it would honor Marie’s memory if you did choose to apply any of these funds towards those areas specifically.
Her bequest was in the amount of seventy-five thousand dollars. I have enclosed both a cheque in that amount made out to your organization, and a copy of the Will.
We will all miss Marie. On her behalf, I would like to thank you for your organization’s work in improving our world, and to express my hope that her legacy will be to help you continue that work.
Joanne Robinson, Executrix
The Estate of Marie Kirchberger"
Spadefoot (Pelobates fuscus) photo from Czech Republic courtesy of Jenda Dvorak
"Great news. I am wishing for many more such donors in the coming year(s). You are doing such an admirable job on behalf of our amphibian friends."
Ron L., Berkeley, CA
Frogs are disappearing worldwide, and you can help save them! SAVE THE FROGS! is accepting donations of iPhones and cameras. iPhones enable us to better communicate with our staff, volunteers and partners around the world. Cameras help our staff and volunteers capture memorable photos of amphibians and SAVE THE FROGS! events so as to inspire others to care about and protect amphibians. If you have a gently used iPhone or point and shoot camera that you can donate to SAVE THE FROGS!, we would really appreciate it!
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Please fill out this form so that we can get your donation to SAVE THE FROGS! started as soon as possible. Please contact us if you have any questions. SAVE THE FROGS! is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity, donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Thank you for your support!
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Please Donate To SAVE THE FROGS!
Your generous financial support is crucial to the success of our mission and the future of amphibious and human life on this planet. Your donation will help SAVE THE FROGS! spread amphibian awareness, campaign for threatened amphibians and train the next generation of amphibian conservationists. Please help out by making a tax-deductible donation today. SAVE THE FROGS! is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We appreciate and rely on your support and thank you for your generous donation! Imagine a world where every person respects and appreciates nature and wildlife; a world where the frogs we grew up with are still around for our children and their children. That's our goal and that's where we're headed. And with your help, we will get there.
"Your work and message is too important not to be a supporter."
-- SAVE THE FROGS! Member Deborah Blake Dempsey
"I really admire your work and me signing up for monthly donations was a long overdue thing on my list! Keep up the fantastic work and take care."
-- SAVE THE FROGS! Member Diana Solis
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and students in Berkeley, California, 2014.
SAVE THE FROGS! is a 501(c)(3) public charity
SAVE THE FROGS! is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity and thus all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our IRS determination letter is available upon request.
SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana Co-Founder Gilbert Adum restoring Giant Squeaker Frog habitat with schoolchildren in the Sui Forest, Western Region, Ghana.
SAVE THE FROGS! Uses Your Donation Wisely
By keeping our overhead low, a significant proportion of your donation goes immediately towards our amphibian conservation projects. You can read about how effectively we use donations here.
"Hi Dr. Kriger. I love your website. I also love frogs. Your absolute passion for frogs and life won me over. I've enclosed a check for membership. I'm so impressed by you and Save The Frogs I'm committing to donate $20 a month!"
-- Phyllis Chavez, Santa Monica, CA
You Can Donate By Phone
If you wish to donate with your credit card, but prefer not to use our secure online donation system, please call us at 415-878-6525 and leave a voice message; we will get right back to you!
"Your passion for the mission is exceptional and admirable. We will donate today."
-- Rob and Sophie Guarasci, California
You Can Donate By Check Or Money Order
You are welcome to send a check or money order made out to SAVE THE FROGS!. Our mailing address is on our contact page.
"Giving is actually a shortcut to happiness."
- Arianna Huffington
We appreciate your support! Together we can SAVE THE FROGS!
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