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For more than 50 years, you have ensured that we have the resources to deploy our strategies in the most effective way possible. None of this could happen without your passionate support. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to protecting life on our planet.

Join a leadership circle

With a gift of $500 to $999, you will join the Friends of NRDC and receive a complimentary copy of War of the Whales by Joshua Horwitz, the gripping story of NRDC’s fight to protect whales from deadly U.S. Navy sonar. You will also receive a subscription to Nature’s Voice and more.

Be a part of our Council of 1,000 with a yearly donation of $1,000 to $4,999, and we will send you a copy of Polar Obsession by acclaimed wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen, invitations to regional events and special webinars, and more.

Become a member of the President’s Circle with an annual gift of $5,000 or more, and you will receive access to confidential issue briefings and progress reports, invitations to special events with NRDC’s president, a complimentary copy of Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky by acclaimed nature photographer Art Wolfe, and much more.

Become a monthly partner

Increase the impact of your NRDC membership by becoming part of our valued monthly support network. Monthly Partners provide a reliable and steady source of funding that allows NRDC to wage and win long-term campaigns in defense of imperiled wildlife and wilderness.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Make a one-time donation

Become a full-fledged member of America’s most effective environmental action group by making a contribution of any amount. Your gift will be put to work right away in our top-priority campaigns.

Advocate on behalf of NRDC—become a Green Leaders for Change member

Green Leaders for Change (GLC) is a community of NRDC's philanthropic supporters and advocates who are politically active in ways that promote the organization's goals. GLC members regularly lobby officials in Congress and the administration on behalf of NRDC, sign on to congressional leadership letters, strategize with NRDC experts, and leverage their connections to further NRDC’s mission. In 2021 and 2022, GLC members completed nearly 200 direct advocacy actions in support of NRDC’s work on the climate provisions contained in the Inflation Reduction Act. To join the GLC community or get more information, please contact us at

Make the earth your heir

You can make a lasting commitment to the environment when you include NRDC in your estate plans. A gift through your will, trust, or retirement or life insurance plan will help preserve our magnificent natural heritage and protect the planet for generations to come.

For more information on how to include NRDC in your estate plans (or if you have already done so), please contact Michelle Mulia-Howell, director of gift planning, at 212-727-4421 or

Give through your workplace

Donating with an automatic payroll deduction is a simple way to support NRDC. To find out if your company participates in EarthShare, or to add an environmental option to your company’s workplace giving campaign, please call NRDC at 212-727-4432.


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Annual Reports: Dive into NRDC's Work

Every year, NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

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Annual Reports: Dive into NRDC's Work

Every year, dedicated NRDC staff fight to safeguard the earth. Our annual reports tell the stories of their work across our key issue areas. Without the generosity of our donors, this work would not be possible.