Tahquamenon Falls, MI

Ways to Give

You can make a difference. Your gift will help us create climate change solutions, advance clean energy, protect public health, and preserve the Midwest’s wild and natural places.


Give Monthly

You can make a difference all year long with automatic monthly gifts. They’re a convenient and hassle-free way to donate and budget your philanthropy throughout the year. Monthly giving also ensures ELPC can take action at a moment’s notice to protect the Midwest’s environment.

Give by Check

If you prefer to donate by check, please mail to:

Environmental Law & Policy Center
c/o Mary Frances O’Connor
35 E. Wacker, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601-2110

Stock Gifts

If you own stock, you can give it to ELPC. You avoid capital gains tax and get income tax deduction equal to the current value of the stock. And, ELPC is able to put the full value of the stock to work without paying capital gains tax.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match donations to non-profit organizations. Check with your employer to see if you can double or even triple your gift to ELPC. You may also be able to contribute through EarthShare of Illinois or your workplace giving program.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds allow you to centralize your charitable dollars in one account. These funds typically provide the maximum tax advantages and flexibility in grant-making along with secure online access to your funds. If you have a donor-advised fund, be sure to make ELPC one of your beneficiaries.

Planned Giving

Planned giving can help you make a larger and more impactful gift than you ever thought possible. A planned gift to ELPC benefits you and your loved ones while protecting the environment in the Midwest for generations to come. Connect with ELPC’s Development Team to explore what type of planned gift makes sense for you and your family.


MaryFrances OConnor

Mary Frances O’Connor

Chief Development Officer
[email protected]
o: (312)795-3723
m: (773)383-1099


Your Gift is Tax-Deductible

Environmental Law & policy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution to ELPC is fully tax-deductible. Our Tax ID number is 36-3866530.

Commitment to Transparency

ELPC consistently earns Charity Navigator’s highest ‘exceptional’ rating — 4 out of a possible 4 stars — which means we “exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in our cause.” ELPC also earns the GuideStar Exchange Platinum participation level.

These ratings demonstrate how efficiently ELPC uses donations, how well we sustain our programs and services over time, and our level of commitment to being accountable. They are also a testament to our organization’s commitment to data transparency.