EarthShare California coordinates workplace giving for over eighty carefully selected environmental charities. Part of the national Earth Share network, EarthShare California offers business partners the opportunity to connect with the most respected organizations, offering solutions to environmental business questions, volunteer opportunities and networking. Our member organizations have been instrumental in maintaining the California landscape, and many have influenced eco-friendly legislation, including the tax credit for energy efficient vehicles.
History and major accomplishments
EarthShare California (ESCA) was formed in 1982 as a coalition of twelve environmental programs working together to raise needed funds through workplace fundraising campaigns. The coalition broke new ground in outreach, education, and fund development strategies. ESCA quickly established itself as a leading workplace fundraising federation in the United States. The concept of an environmental coalition to raise funds in the workplace subsequently expanded to other states and regions. Now representing over 80 diverse environmental groups, ESCA raised nearly $2 Million in 2006 from individuals in 130 public and private sector workplaces. Since its inception, it is estimated that ESCA has raised more than $20 million for the environment. ESCA is today the largest local workplace solicitation organization in the country raising funds on behalf of the environment.
About the National EarthShare Organization
EarthShare supports a nationwide network of America's leading non-profit environmental and conservation organizations, and works to promote environmental awareness and charitable giving through workplace giving campaigns. Founded by its member charities in 1988, EarthShare is an opportunity for environmentally-conscious employees and workplaces to support hundreds of environmental groups through a charitable giving drive.
EarthShare has state affiliates in 18 states, representing more than 400 community and state environmental organizations in addition to our national groups. Our member organizations work in your neighborhood, your state, across the country and around the world to help protect and preserve our air, water, land, and wildlife.
As more and more workplaces are offering environmental giving options, EarthShare now participates in campaigns at hundreds of public and privates sector workplaces, including the federal government's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC); American Airlines; American Express; Wal-Mart; NOKIA; Ashland Inc. and many more.
EarthShare's member organizations work hard every day to safeguard your health and the environment, by combating global warming, protecting ancient forests, protecting our water from toxic contaminants, and saving endangered species. These efforts, and so many more, are supported by EarthShare's mission.