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There are many ways to support the Urban Ecology Center’s mission of connecting people in cities to nature and each other.  Below are a few popular giving options.  For additional questions on giving options, contact Brittany Peters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 414-626-8570.

Urban Ecology Center’s Employer Identification Number (EIN): 39-1712663

Monetary Donation

One-time gifts can be made online via credit card here.  You have the option to provide general support (always needed!) or select a program area important to you. You can also mail a check to Urban Ecology Center, Attn: Brittany Peters, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211.  1The Hive Branding Kit

Interested in furthering your impact? Monthly giving has a long-term impact on the Center's ability to fulfill our mission and eases financial uncertainty. Join The Hive, UEC’s Community of Monthly Givers here.  

Workplace Giving

Did you know many employers match gifts made by their employees? Matching gifts are an easy and wonderful way to double your impact! Ask your employer (check with HR!) about their matching gift program. 

Here are some of the organizations that already provide generous support to the UEC through their matching gift programs: Artisan Partners, Baird Foundation, Caterpillar Foundation, Eaton Corporation, GE Foundation, IBM, Reader’s Digest, Rockwell Automation, and U.S. Bank.

Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee

Another easy way to support the Urban Ecology Center is to participate in Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee, a workplace giving program. You get to decide how much and how often you'd like to give, then that amount will be deducted from your paycheck automatically.  

In-kind Donations 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — Give Your Old Stuff to the Center!  Click here to see the Wish List items from each branch. 

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

Through a Donor Advised Fund, you can make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then continue to recommend grants from the fund over time. Giving through a Donor Advised Fund streamlines your giving to maximize your impact!  Ask your financial advisor or fund manager for more information.  

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

If you are over age 70½, you may give a gift from your IRA as a tax-free distribution to the Urban Ecology Center. Any amount (up to $100,000 annually) transferred from your IRA directly to the Urban Ecology Center can count toward your required minimum distribution without being considered taxable income. The distribution is known as an IRA Charitable Rollover.

Contact your IRA custodian to request a gift from your QCD be made to the Urban Ecology Center as an IRA Charitable Rollover. You may find this form helpful when making your request. 

Planning Giving

Gifts of the future come in many forms - bequests, stocks, insurance, real estate, charitable trusts and more! Learn more about how you can plan now to give later here: UEC’s Legacy Society.

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