Types of Giving

The Westport River Watershed Alliance conducts two fundraising solicitations each year: a Membership Drive in the spring and our Annual Fund Drive in the Fall.  Each is critical to sustain our work; we truly appreciate your continued support.  If you prefer to send a check by mail, please make checks out to WRWA and mail to P.O. Box 3427, Westport, MA 02790


Become a member

Join the team of over 1700 members who support our education, advocacy and water quality monitoring.  You can make a difference.  Membership benefits include advance notice of events and programs, RIVER NEWS – our monthly email newsletter, and a discount on summer programs and events. Join with an Annual Membership or join as a Monthly Sustainer.


Fund Science and Research

A Gift to specifically support science programs   Become a vital part of protecting what you love.  Support the science and research programs at WRWA.


Give a Tribute or Memorial Gift

A Tribute Gift/Memorial Gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one is a thoughtful way to recognize that person.  We will send the individual or family members notification of your gift.  Be sure to include a note with the name of the person you are honoring and an address for notifying family members of your generous gift.


Give a Scholarship Gift

Your donation to the Gay Gillespie Scholarship Fund helps defray the cost of a Summer Program for a student who would not otherwise be able to attend. 


Make an Annual Fund Donation

Year-end Annual Fund Donations support 30% of the operating budget that funds programs and projects throughout the year.  The Annual Fund Gift is above and beyond membership, and WRWA is dependent on these gifts as we head into Fall with the new school year. 

  • Employer Matching – Remember, your gift could be doubled! Just mail us your employer’s matching gift form when you make your donation.
  • Stock or Securities Gifts – WRWA accepts gifts of stock through Pershing LLC and DTC 0443. Please let the office know when you are making a gift of stock so we can match your gift to you!  We will send you a tax acknowledgement letter stating the value of your gift on the date you issued the transaction.
  • Planned Giving – A planned Gift to WRWA can help you meet your financial goals while providing long term support to protect and restore the Westport River and its Wateshed.


Become a Corporate Sponsor

WRWA will provide you with a year-round presence on our website with your logo and in all of our monthly RIVER NEWS publications; all promotional materials throughout the year, and a prominent listing in our Annual Report.  You will also receive 2 tickets to the Summer Gala or 4 tickets to the Summer Concert – your choice!


Volunteer – Donate your time, talent, and knowledge.

We have many volunteer opportunities. See just a few of our volunteer opportunities  and fill out a volunteer application.