Help the Bay by Donating or Joining

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Let us know how important Galveston Bay is to you. Since 1987, GBF has worked hard with great success to preserve habitat and improve water quality for future generations. However, there is no doubt that significant opportunities and hurtles to protect the bay will be met, and GBF needs your help to continue to advance our efforts. After all, the protection of the Bay is only as strong as the support you give. Please consider a gift today.

 

Become a Member or Donate

When you donate to GBF, you help your community and greater watershed by protecting the state’s largest and most productive bay. Your gift of any amount helps support our work!

Donations of $35 or more allows you to become a member of GBF and begin a meaningful and ongoing partnership to conserve the Bay. Our 3,000+ current members represent a true cross-section of bay interests, and every membership is vital to our organization’s ability to fulfill our mission to preserve, protect, and enhance our coastal community. Memberships include a one-year subscription to our GBF Gazette newsletter.

You may also send a check (payable to Galveston Bay Foundation) to 1100 Hercules Avenue, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77058.  Please include “Membership” in the memo line.

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Join or Donate

Gift Memberships

Gift memberships are a unique and impactful way to help someone special become more involved with our organization and to spread the word about GBF. Upon purchase, you can notify the recipient through a personalized e-card.

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Honor & Memorial Giving

Looking for a special way to honor someone who has a personal attachment to Galveston Bay?  You can pay tribute to their relationship with the Bay through an Honor/Memorial gift in their name.

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Join The Cast – GBF Young Professionals

Are you a young professional who values the conservation of our local environment? Join The Cast, GBF’s membership-based professionals group, and have fun networking, learning about the bay, and most importantly…helping to conserve it!

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Planned Giving

Designating GBF as a beneficiary or making a gift to GBF in your estate planning enables you to maintain your lifestyle and commitments today while having a lasting impact on the future of Galveston Bay.

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Workplace Giving

Workplace giving allows you to easily donate to GBF by having a designated amount deducted from each paycheck. You can easily double your gift if your employer matches charitable donations.

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Your company can demonstrate its commitment to the longterm vitality of Galveston Bay by sponsoring one of GBF’s many programs or events.  Through sponsorship, your company can support causes that are important to your employees and their communities, while also building visibility to a diverse audience.

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Gifts of Real Estate

GBF offers opportunities for property owners to have a lasting impact on the conservation of Galveston Bay by donating real estate to be preserved into perpetuity. Lands or buildings that have little or no conservation value can be given to GBF to be traded or sold with the proceeds being used to further our work.

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Your donation makes a big impact!

  • $1,000 – procures 8 buckets of smooth cordgrass to restore ½ acre of intertidal marsh
  • $500 – supports the restoration of 15 acres of native grass lands on Galveston Bay Foundation conservation property
  • $250 – outfits local seafood restaurants with collection bins for oyster shells to be reclaimed for oyster reef restoration
  • $100 – purchases potting soil for 25 middle school students to grow marsh grass at their school as part of GBF’s “Get Hip to Habitat” program
  • $50 – supplies trash bags for volunteers to remove over 11,000 gallons of trash from our watershed
  • $25 – provides gloves for 19 volunteers to assist with abandoned crab trap removal efforts 

 

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Accountability
The Galveston Bay Foundation makes careful use of your generous support. Learn more about our accountability on our financials pageGBF respects its members’ privacy and will not sell or distribute email addresses or contact information. Please click here to view our privacy policy.