CRPE believes that all people deserve the right to live in a safe and healthy environment. Generous support from you allows us to do our grassroots, community-led work better. A donation to CRPE goes directly to improving health, building power, and growing resistance “from the ground up” in environmental justice communities in California’s San Joaquin Valley and beyond.

Gifts from Your Will or Trust

A legacy gift to CRPE in your will or trust makes a difference for future generations to take care of their communities, as well as the earth. A bequest is easy to arrange, does not change your current lifestyle, and can easily be modified. You can specify a dollar amount / percentage of your remaining estate, a specific amount, or make a contingent bequest if other bequests cannot be fulfilled.

For further assistance, please contact our Development Director Sarah Patterson at

Some sample language includes:

Corporate Matching Gifts

Your generous donation can go that much further with a matched gift from your employer. Talk to your employer or human resources department to find out if they have a matching gift policy. Once you have the matching gift form, fill in the required fields:

Organization name: Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Organization Mailing Address: 1999 Harrison Street Suite 650 Oakland, CA 94612

Organization Phone Number: 415-346-4179

Organization Website:

Tax ID#: 05-0557231

Send us your matching gift form via e-mail or regular mail:

Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Attn: Sarah Patterson

1999 Harrison Street

Oakland, CA 94612


Questions? Call Our or e-mail our Development Director Sarah Patterson at

Non-Cash Giving

If you are in the Bay Area and would like to support, there is an opportunity to donate homegoods and housewares to Community Thrift Store at 623 Valencia St. in San Francisco. Please let them know you are donating on behalf of CRPE, Charity Code 164.

I give, devise, and bequeath _______ (dollar amount, percentage, or percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, now or formerly in the City of Oakland, 1999 Harrison Street, 10th Floor, in the State of California, to be used for its general purposes.

You may also name the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment as a beneficiary of your 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit sharing pension plan, or other qualified retirement benefits. Donors should consult with their tax advisor regarding the tax benefits of such gifts.

Making a charitable gift from your retirement plan is easy and should not cost you any attorney fees. Simply request a change of beneficiary form from your plan administrator. When you are done, please return the form to your plan administrator and notify the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment. Once you decide to designate the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, as a beneficiary, simply provide the address and tax identification number, as follows, on your beneficiary designation form. Please contact us if you need further assistance.

The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 650
Oakland, CA 94612

Tax ID#: 05-0557231