About EarthShare Washington


I’m impressed by Earth Share’s dedication to creating awareness, taking action, and providing financial and volunteer support to environmental groups--and I feel that my pledge is one small way that I can help this important group make a difference.

S. R. – Microsoft employee donor


Our supporters

Representing an array of vetted nonprofit organizations, EarthShare Washington is often a person's introduction to the conservation / environmental community.

For people who care deeply about the environment - yet have neither the time nor resources to research programs that ignite their passions - EarthShare Washington can point them in the right direction. Today, with the recent surge in corporate sustainability planning, we’re now equally known as a business and community resource – for volunteer programs, education and outreach, and helping people find programs and activities that appeal to their passions.

EarthShare Washington is part of a national organization, EarthShare, that manages nation-wide giving programs and we work alongside several other state EarthShare affiliates.


Workplace Giving

More than 70 businesses and government agencies now partner with EarthShare Washington (ESW) to offer employees an environmental choice in their annual workplace giving campaign.

Donations through workplace giving enable EarthShare Washington (ESW) member organizations to spend less time fundraising and more time working toward a healthier environment. Gifts to ESW are shared among our member groups with the majority of funds staying in Washington State.

Workplace giving IDs
Tax Identification Number
EIN # 91-1363472
CFC Charity Code
WA State CFD Charity Code
King County Employees Charity Code


Brief History

The Environmental Fund of Washington (EFW) was formed in 1987 by 10 local nonprofits seeking alternative revenue streams. In 1992 EFW affiliated with EarthShare, a nonprofit working with national conservation organizations and adopted the trade name Earth Share of Washington (ESWA) representing 18 local and 37 national organizations. In 2001 we allied with 14 other EarthShare states to create a national network of EarthShares. In 2007 we established issue areas  for its local member organizations, re-organized our membership vetting process thoroughly evaluate the quality and impact of our members, and established three-year terms for our member charities.

EarthShare Washington today consists of over 60 leading nonprofit organizations helping to protect our environment and quality of life - locally, nationally and internationally. EarthShare Washington partners with local businesses and government agencies to inspire people to care and provide for livable communities and a healthy planet.  We’re best known for helping companies to engage employees in philanthropy and volunteerism.


Governance & Finance

Our board of directors

Our founding members

Donor Privacy Policy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by EarthShare Washington, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Annual reports which include financials


EarthShare Washington | 509 Olive Way, Suite 1234 | Seattle, WA 98101 | 1.206-622-9840