Support the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

There are many ways to support TINS. By contributing to TINS, you inable us to deliver our programs and create a better understanding of the Tahoe region. We are grateful for the many individuals who give monetarily to TINS as well as the folks that give to us by utilizing the non-monetary ways (listed below).


Ways to Give:


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Your membership contribution makes you a partner in our mission to advance our understanding of the Lake Tahoe region and create better stewardship of our natural resources. Click here to learn more about memberships, renewing your membership, and giving gift memberships.




swth1Donations help us support our science education programs, natural history outreach, and field research that informs current land management decisions. Click here to make a donation. 





 Kid ObservationWe have many school programs and nature camps. Our scholarship fund allows schools that cannot afford our modest programs fees to benefit from our science programs and children who cannot afford the cost of camp to attend our nature camps. To donate towards our scholarships, click here.


Wish List

wetaIn-kind donations help us get supplies for our programs and general operations without needing to purchase them. Follow this link to learn more about how you can donate non-monetary items.




Stocks and Bonds


As an alternative to cash contributions, we can accept stocks and bonds as donations. Please contact Will Richarson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn if a stock or bond donation is the right choice for you.




Amazon Smile 


Amazon will donate a portion of all eligible sales to TINS. To support us through Amazon, go to and enter Tahoe Institute for Natural Science in the “pick your own charitable organization” option. Be sure to shop at in order for us to receive donations from your purchases. For more information about amazon smile, click here.


 1% for the Planet


TINS is a proud member of the nonprofits who are committed to creating a healthy planet through 1% for the Planet. Think of TINS when your business chooses its beneficiaries. To learn more about how to join 1% for the Planet, click here.




The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the State of Nevada. Donations to TINS are considered charitable contributions and are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law. Federal EIN# 27-2379984.

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