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 or schedule a recurring monthly donation. Your donations are tax-deductible and you will receive an email confirmation and receipt with our 501(c)(3) information. Donate Now.

Donate by Check

Send a check by mail to:

Western Flyer Foundation
10928 Clam Way
Moss Landing, CA 95039


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.

Corporate Partners

Join our Corporate Partners Program, and receive recognition, promotions, and special access to the Western Flyer. The Corporate Partner levels can be tailored to fit budgets and specific goals. 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 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.

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!