Donations

Inspire the next generation. Help animals. Strengthen an enduring legacy.

You can help the Center educate and inspire children, families, and students of all ages by making a donation. Financial contributions help to provide programs and classes, live animal exhibits, care for resident animals, and treatment for injured wildlife. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is a nonprofit organization that is funded by donations, grants, and class fees.

How to make a donation

Send a donation in the mail to:
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
28728 Wolf Road
Bay Village, OH 44140

Help ensure the next 75 years for future generations


CARES Act:

The CARES Act provides an opportunity for gifts of all sizes to qualify as tax deductible. It allows those who do not itemize tax deductions to deduct up to $300 ($600 for a married couple) in charitable donations, which reduces taxable income. Those who itemize their deductions may now deduct donations up to 100% of adjusted gross income. Please consult your tax or financial adviser.

Matching Gifts:

Ask your employer about matching your donation. Obtain a matching gift form from your employer and send it to the Center with your donation.

Donor-Advised Funds:

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center accepts grants from donor-advised funds. The Center is a nonprofit organization, Tax ID #34-0845030.

Memorial Tribute/Gifts:

Honor or remember a friend or a loved one with a donation to Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. Please provide the name of the honoree, and the name and address of the person to be notified of your gesture (but not the amount).

Stock/Appreciated Securities:

Donations of stock may be arranged by calling 440-871-2900 x201 to request transfer instructions.

Donation with an Individual Retirement Account (IRA):

You can make a distribution from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) as a “qualified charitable distribution”. This may be of interest to people 70 ½ years of age or older. Provide instructions for a charitable rollover to your IRA custodian. The Center is a nonprofit organization, Tax ID #34-0845030.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is a nonprofit organization. Tax ID #34-0845030

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