Make a Donation
You can either make a direct or recurring gift to GCBO. Gifts are accepted through JustGive.
Flight Forever Legacy Circle
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory formed the “Flight Forever Legacy Circle” to ensure the long-term conservation of our migratory birds and their habitats. Perpetuate your love of birds and the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory beyond your lifetime. By making a planned gift – through your will or estate plan, a bequest, a trust, a retirement plan, or an insurance policy – you can create a personal legacy that will have a strong and lasting impact for birds and conservation into the future.
If you have already included Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in your estate plans, we hope you will let us know so that we may honor you in our Legacy Circle membership. Your willingness to be listed as a member encourages others. However, if you wish to remain anonymous please let us know of your plans on a confidential basis so that we may send you special insider updates and event invitations.
Legacy Circle members receive exclusive invitations to special events and trips. If you are considering a Legacy gift, please contact Carol Jones (or 979-480-0999) to discuss your plans.
General Operations Endowment Challenge Grant
The Malcolm C. Damuth Foundation awarded a 6-year Challenge Grant to build our General Operations Endowment. The $150,000 challenge grant requires a 100% match each of the six years ($25,000 each year). Many grants GCBO receives are for project-specific purposes. The operations endowment will provide operational support for administrative salaries and expenses that are not covered by these grants, and for which fundraising is an additional challenge for non-profit organizations.
To help us raise our match for this important challenge grant, click the Donate button and select “General Operations Endowment Challenge Grant”. This helps us keeps the doors open and the lights on – THANKS for your support!
Land Acquisition Challenge Grant
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory started a Land Acquisition Fund to assist our Site Partners with land acquisition, easement, and management projects. Through the end of 2015 we have awarded 48 grants to Site Partners totaling $730,000 that have protected, restored, or enhanced 8,105 acres.
The Malcolm C. Damuth Foundation has generously stepped forward with a $50,000 Challenge Match Grant over 2015-2016 for this endowment fund. GCBO must raise a 50% match over these two years. To help us reach our match and build endowment for GCBO to fund more grants, click the Donate button and select “Land Acquisition Fund Challenge Grant”. GCBO and our Site Partners appreciate your support of our conservation actions!
More ways to support GCBO
There are many ways to support the various conservation efforts of GCBO.
Do you shop on Amazon? Who doesn’t right?! Well now you can support GCBO while you’re doing that shopping and it doesn’t cost you a thing. Everybody wins! All you have to do is sign GCBO up as your Amazon Smile recipient and then do your shopping through the Amazon Smile site instead of the regular Amazon site. You’ll have access to all the same products that you do on the Amazon site and you can use your existing account too so no worries there. Just go to AmazonSmile and enter Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in the charity box. On the next screen click on Select next to our name and you’re all set. Just remember to do your shopping on Amazon Smile from now on. GCBO and the birds thank you!
Kroger Community Rewards
If you shop at Kroger, you can register your Kroger Plus card to donate your rewards to GCBO!
Jerry’s Food King
If you shop at Jerry’s Food King in Lake Jackson, be sure to bring us your receipts. We can get a 1% donation for all purchases there. Thank you Jerry’s Food King!