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What is SCA Giving Day?

SCA Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event where alumni, parents, staff, family, and friends come together to support the organization’s mission of developing the next generation of conservation leaders. Our event on September 19, 2023, will be our fourth annual event and we hope you will join with us to support SCA conservation projects across the country.

When is SCA Giving Day?

Our fifth annual SCA Giving Day is Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

What makes my contribution on SCA Giving Day special?

On SCA Giving Day, the entire SCA community comes together with one purpose-to ensure we are able to provide leadership opportunities for students and young adults to serve and protect our national parks and public lands. For our alumni, it is a day when they can extend their legacy and pay it forward so that others can have similar opportunities to what they enjoyed in their SCA service. Donors have the opportunity to support SCA in what is sure to be become one of our most important fundraising events of the year.

What are the goals for SCA Giving Day?

300 unique donors to the SCA unlocks an additional $30,000 gift.

Is there a minimum donation amount to participate in SCA Giving Day?

No! Every gift, regardless of amount, will help make SCA Giving Day a success.

How do I make a gift?

SCA Giving Day officially begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on September 19, at which point you'll be able to make your gift via the Giving Day website. You can also choose to get your gift in early by donating here today.

How does my gift make a difference?

Gifts of any size make a difference by providing funds that can be spent right away on the most pressing needs like important and timely field research or assistance during disaster recovery. In recent years, as government funding for conservation has decreased, SCA has been forced to adjust programming levels accordingly. Your tax-deductible gift is more important than ever as we seek to expand our aid to public lands, provide more young people with life changing experiences and extend your SCA legacy through philanthropic support.

Where do the additional challenge gifts come from?

Generous alumni and other donors have made gifts to support the SCA Giving Day challenges.

Can I make a gift via mail or the phone?

You can make a gift by phone by calling 1-888-722-9675 ext. 1600 or you can donate by mail to:
Student Conservation Association
689 River Road
Charlestown, NH 03603

Can I give stock to support Giving Day?

You can give a gift of stock to support SCA during Giving Day by calling 1-888-722-9675 ext. 1600.

Is it safe to make a gift online?

Yes! Our website is a secure site. SCA is committed to securing the accuracy and privacy of your information. SCA uses this website to collect personal contact and payment information to process your gift. In addition, your information could be used to create a record about you in our alumni and/or donor database, or to update your existing record. This information will be available to SCA for organization-related activities. It will not be shared with others outside of SCA. Your credit card number is never stored in your SCA record.

Is my Giving Day donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Your gift will be entirely tax-deductible. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

Learn more about the SCA

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.
SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Learn more at thesca.org.