By donating to CRCL, you empower us to support our communities, our culture, our livelihoods and our future! We are excited to offer several ways to give back.

Give the gift of trees. Honor your friends and loved ones with the gift of trees. This is the perfect birthdays, anniversaries, or just because. Your tree will be planted in the Central Wetlands near New Orleans, where they will one day become part of a forest, providing wildlife habitat and hurricane protection to communities. A tree gift starts at just $50. The recipient of your gift tree will be notified by a personalized card, if an address is provided.

Shell-A-Brate with us! Shell-A-Bration is a family-friendly community event dedicated to raising awareness for our Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Join us for a night of live music, fresh oysters, delicious food, door prizes, silent auction and more as we celebrate 10 years of oyster shell recycling! Shell-A-Bration is set for March 22, 2024, in New Orleans at the Audubon Zoo. Buy a ticket for yourself and your friends at our early-bird rates.

Join us as we celebrate our Coastal Stewards. Our 28th annual Coastal Stewardship Awards will be held at SoLou in Baton Rouge on May 9, 2024. The awards, which include recognition for volunteers, students, lifetime achievement and other categories, are among the most prestigious given to the people and organizations dedicated to addressing our land loss crisis. Join us for a night of music, Louisiana seafood, a silent auction and celebration as we honor our coastal heroes.

Other Ways to Give

Every gift to CRCL is an investment in our mission to unite people in action to achieve a thriving, sustainable Louisiana coast for all.   Whether a one-time or monthly contribution, your tax-deductible donation to CRCL helps grow our work. Thank you for your support!

If you prefer to give a gift via check, simply make check out to CRCL and send to: Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, 3801 Canal Street, Suite 400, New Orleans LA 70119.

Donor Advised Fund

Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle because they are the easiest, and most tax-savvy way to give to charities.  Consider growing your investment in our mission with a contribution from your donor-advised fund (DAF). 

DAF Direct enables you to donate to CRCL directly from your DAF. If your DAF sponsoring organization does not participate in DAF Direct, please have them direct your gift to Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, 3801 Canal Street, Suite 400, New Orleans LA 70119.

Matching GIfts

Double your impact with your company’s matching gift program. Many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage employees to donate to organizations with missions that matter to them. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar and can double, triple or even quadruple the impact of your gift.

Please reach out to your employer to inquire about matching gift opportunities to extend the impact of your gift. Email your matching gift form (which your employer will provide) to Kelly.Messer@crcl.org.

Stocks or Investments

Gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value allow you to avoid capital gains taxes, while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift.*

  • Broker’s name and email
  • Donor’s name and email
  • Name of the stock
  • Number of shares
  • Date of the stock transfer

Our team will share instructions with your broker on how to transfer stock directly to the CRCL brokerage account.  If you have any questions, please reach out to donna.betzer@crcl.org.

*CRCL is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are deductible as allowed by law. Please speak with your financial adviser about the deductibility of your gift.

Planned Giving

A planned gift to CRCL may help you manage your personal financial plan and extend your ability to help defend out coast for generations. Consider leaving a bequest in your will or establishing a charitable trust to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. For more information call 504-655-7644.