Ways to Give

Ways to Give

We rely on financial donations to fund the critical work involved in protecting and preserving desert tortoise habitat. Donations are used to fund daily operations, acquire additional habitat, restoration activities, and research and outreach programs. There are various ways to donate and support our work, outlined below.

For Check Donations Please Address Them to the DTPC – PO Box 940, Ridgecrest, CA 93556

Become a Member and Membership Renewal

Our members are the foundation of our organization. Memberships occur in a variety of support levels, paid annually, and include a subscription to our quarterly newsletter Tortoise Tracks which can be received electronically or via mail. Our newsletter includes organizational news and updates, species information, and a kid’s corner full of kids’ activities! Members are also invited to attend our annual meeting and banquet.


Please note in the comments if you would like to receive your newsletter via email or mail.

Subscription Giving/Donor (Members/Non-Membership)

The Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee, Inc. relies on support from its members and donors. Without this support, the hard work needed to implement Desert Tortoise conservation would not be possible. If you would like to help protect Desert Tortoises,  please use the Donation button below to make a one-time, or monthly contribution.

The goal of a permanent unrestricted endowment fund is to provide the Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee with a steady source of income to fund the daily operations into perpetuity. This will allow us to grow and meet our objectives without the need for consistent fundraising campaigns.

Stock, Bond, or Mutual Fund Gifts

The donation of appreciated marketable securities to our endowment fund gives donors an excellent charitable tax planning opportunity. Appreciated marketable securities are investments that have increased in value from the time they were purchased and these securities are usually publicly-traded stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. We are a California Nonprofit Corporation and are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) and California organization. Charitable gifts to the Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee, Inc. are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Consult your tax professional for complete details.

For larger donations, please contact Finance Committee Chair Greg Lathrop, at 2redgrey@gmail.com or 415-637-7187

Join a Workplace Giving Campaign

We are affiliates of EarthShare California, a campaign that allows workers in California to designate a nominal price per pay period ($1, $5, $10, etc.) to be donated to a charity. We are also affiliates of the Combined Federal Campaign, a similar campaign for federal employees. If you are interested in joining one of these campaigns, please visit www.earthshareca.org or www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign. Our CFC number is 71985.

Bequests in Wills or Trusts

You can create a legacy that will reflect the values you hold dear while serving as an example for younger generations. A well-designated estate plan can result in your estate paying less tax, allowing you to leave more to your beneficiaries. If you wish to name us in your will or estate plan, we should be named: Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee, a non-profit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of California, with a principal business address of PO Box 940, Ridgecrest, CA 93556. Our tax identification number is 23-7413415.


If you would like to volunteer your time or skills, we would love to have you! We are always looking for assistance in the office, in the field, and with outreach events. Please fill out the volunteer application form so we can learn more about you or email us at dtpc@tortoise-tracks.org. For more information about volunteer opportunities please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

Think of Us When you Shop

We are an Amazon smile-eligible organization! Please consider using this link smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7413415  when doing your online shopping. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the DTPC.