Giving Circles

As a member of an American Rivers Giving Circle, you join a community of philanthropic leaders committed to healthy, resilient rivers. Our approach is shockingly simple: keep water clean and let rivers flow naturally. American Rivers has been doing just that for nearly 50 years. Giving Circle investments power American Rivers’ work to protect and restore our rivers and streams, inform and educate decision and policy makers, ensure communities have clean drinking water, promote our annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers campaign, and ensure the successful completion of countless on the ground projects to improve the health of meadows, floodplains, and headwaters across our country.

Thank you for believing and investing in our efforts to protect and restore the rivers we love and depend on.

Please contact a philanthropy officer in your region to discuss your giving plan:

California and Pacific Northwest:
Ellie Berens
Pat Callahan

Southwest, Northern Rockies and Mid-West:
Mandy Hughes

Steve White

Leadership Circle – gifts of $10,000 – $99,999

Leadership Circle investments lift our national, regional, communications and programmatic initiatives. As our premiere giving group, the Leadership Circle’s collective impact is over $1.7 million annually and growing. We regularly share the impact of your support is and inspire you with stories of how rivers connect us. You receive:

  • Insider briefings on key initiatives and on the ground projects;
  • Impact updates from our President and CEO Tom Kiernan;
  • Invitations to events, site visits and river trips;
  • Recognition in our annual Impact Report.

President’s Circle – High impact gifts of $100,000+

The President’s Circle includes our most dedicated investors and is a distinguished group of philanthropists committed to American Rivers high impact priorities. Your perspective and direct advice is valued, so we will seek opportunities to connect with you personally. The President’s Circle will come together for insider briefings and strategic discussions with our CEO and our leadership team. You receive:

  • The benefits of the Leadership Circle and:
  • Annual invitation to meet one on one with President and CEO Tom Kiernan;
  • Personal updates on projects and programs you have invested in.

Your Giving Circle contribution can be made by:

Mail to American Rivers:  PO Box 96158 | Washington, DC 20090-6158

Electronic Funds Transfer: To give by EFT or direct debit, please contact a philanthropy officer.

Credit card: Online here; please contact a philanthropy officer to make a gift larger than $25,000.

Donor Advised Funds: Recommend a gift through your DAF. Learn more

IRA Distribution: Direct your individual retirement account distribution.

Appreciated securities: Donate stock or mutual funds. Learn more

Please also consider including American Rivers into your Estate Plan.