Other ways to support iNaturalist

In addition to the online donation form, there are other ways to financially support iNaturalist. For non-monetary ways to help, check out this post in the iNat Forum.

By mail

If you wish to support iNaturalist by mailing a check, please write it to California Academy of Sciences and indicate in the memo section and/or enclosed note that it is specifically for iNaturalist. Please mail to:

Development Department
Attn: Kristina Kaiser
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Qualified Charitable Donation from a retirement account

To support iNaturalist through a Qualified Charitable Donation from a retirement account, you will need to provide the following information to the financial institution managing your account. Indicate that your gift is for iNaturalist.

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Tax ID: 94-1156258

If you have any questions, please contact development@calacademy.org.


Thousands of projects and researchers around the world rely on iNaturalist to collect biodiversity data and build community. Do you work on a grant-supported program that relies on iNaturalist or heavily uses iNaturalist data? If so, please consider including iNaturalist as a recipient of grant funds. We suggest budgeting 3-5% of your grant. Please contact donations@inaturalist.org to inquire about a letter of support.

Employer Matching

Does your employer offer matching funds for charitable gifts? By donating via the online form, you can check with a handy tool from Double the Donation if your employer matches gifts and what the limits are (sometimes there are minimums of $10-50 for matching to kick in). After giving, you’ll need to follow the steps specified by your employer to complete the matching gift. If you need to enter an email for a confirmation step from your employer, please use matchinggifts @ calacademy.org.

Some employers such as Microsoft, Google, and Disney even offer donations for volunteer hours, so you can tally up your time spent on bioblitzes!

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