Donations can be made through PayPal by clicking the Donate button, and also through Venmo to @placernaturecenter, or by check or cash.

It is through the generosity of our supporters that we are able to continue teaching future generations what it means to be good stewards of the earth. Please take a moment and let us provide you with the opportunity to make a difference.

All donations are tax deductible! Placer Nature Center is a nonprofit agency under Section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS tax code.

Donations of $1000 or more will receive a permanent leaf on the Giving Tree Donor Wall at PNC and a special presentation for the donor. 


Different Ways to Donate

Gifts may be made in memory of or in honor of a loved one or friend. Gifts can be left for unrestricted Nature Center applications or designated for any of our programs, including but not limited to: Native American programming, bat conservation, watershed education, exhibit development, native plant restoration, facility maintenance, Center operations and staff or any other number of needs.

The Placer Nature Center Fund for Environmental Education at Placer Community Foundation was established to provide permanent resources to support educational programming that connects young and old with their natural environment. The fund will grow through donations by members in the community. These gifts are then pooled and invested in the Community Foundation’s long-term investment portfolio. As the fund grows, annual support for the Placer Nature Center will grow; enabling the Center’s staff and volunteers to share the wonders of science and nature with children and community members so that they grow to become tomorrow’s environmental leaders.


Unrestricted gifts offer us the flexibility to direct funds where they are needed most and will have the biggest impact, giving our administrators the latitude to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and to act quickly.

Donation of stock, life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities or a charitable bequest in a will or trust can be accepted.

Please check with your tax and financial advisers for the most appropriate ways to accomplish your charitable goals.

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” Maya Angelou

Providing Environmental Education since 1991