Ways to Give

Thank you for supporting education and research programs on land and aboard the legendary Western Flyer! There are many ways to give:

Donate Online:

Donate one time, schedule a recurring monthly donation, or organize your own social media fundraiser. Your donations are tax-deductible and you will receive an email confirmation and receipt with our 501(c)(3) information. 

*NEW* Double your gift between now and the boat’s return to Monterey this fall! Learn more and donate at this link.

Donate by Check:

Send a check by mail to:

Western Flyer Foundation
10928 Clam Way
Moss Landing, CA 95039

Corporate Partners

We have launched a new Corporate Partners Program, with special benefits offered during the community Homecoming Celebrations the week of November 4th, 2023! In addition, your contribution will be doubled via our $100,000 matching gift program! Learn more.

Legacy Giving

Leave a gift to the Western Flyer Foundation in your will and become a member of the Western Flyer Legacy Society. With your contribution, your legacy will merge with that of John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts, inspiring future marine scientists, writers, conservationists, and artists for generations to come! For your convenience, our organizational name is Western Flyer Foundation, 10928 Clam Way, Moss Landing, CA, 95039; Tax ID 47-4184235. For more information, contact our Executive Director, Sherry Flumerfelt, at sherry@westernflyer.org or (831) 220-8047.

Stocks and Other Assets

Donate securities, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate, or make a gift from your appreciated IRA account to the Western Flyer Foundation. We currently process all stock and other assets via the Community Foundation for Monterey County. For more information, contact our Executive Director, Sherry Flumerfelt, at sherry@westernflyer.org or (831) 220-8047 or reach out directly to Brian Thayer at the Community Foundation. 


Donate through donor-advised crypto-giving platforms, such as Charityvest, which allows you to select the Western Flyer Foundation as a nonprofit beneficiary for blockchain donations. Search for Western Flyer Foundation, EIN 47-4184235.


Celebrate someone special with an “in honor” or “in memory” gift. When you make a gift in honor of someone, the person you’ve honored will become a part of the Western Flyer’s legacy, inspiring young minds in marine science, art, literature, and history. Donate Now.

Workplace Giving

Employer Matching Programs are donations that companies make to match their employees’ charitable contributions. While some employers match dollar-for-dollar, some companies go even further by doubling or tripling their employees’ donations! Search Charity Navigator’s Search Tool to see if your employer provides a matching gift.

Organize a “Friendraiser”

If you have friends who might enjoy learning about and supporting the Western Flyer Foundation, please reach out! We have a fun presentation, and we always love welcoming new people to our Western Flyer community. Contact our Executive Director, Sherry Flumerfelt, at sherry@westernflyer.org or (831) 220-8047

Thank you for supporting the Western Flyer Foundation!