** Until February 28, Pakmail, a generous donor, will match, dollar-for-dollar any donation or membership recieved, up to $1000. **


The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science 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.


 If you would like to support us with a credit card, follow the links below:

Become a TINS Member 

Renew TINS Membership

Donation Without Membership

Donation for Nature Camps Scholarship Fund

If you prefer to use a check, you can download a membership form:

New TINS Membership

Renew TINS Membership

Why become a member?

Annual donations help support our day-to-day operations and core programs.  By becoming a member, you will help TINS achieve its mission of advancing the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region, through science, education, and outreach.  We believe that this, in turn, helps foster active and improved care, understanding, and stewardship of the Tahoe region from individuals, communities, and land managers, ultimately making Tahoe a better place for us all, including future generations.

Membership dues are tax-deductible, and not only do they help TINS achieve its mission directly, but every dollar donated can be used to leverage additional funds through challenge grants.

Consider giving a TINS gift membership to thank a friend or co-worker, celebrate the retirement or birthday of a family member, or welcome a new neighbor with a unique housewarming gift.


Other member benefits include:

  • Exclusive member events
  • Our biannual member newsletter
  • Email announcements: be the first to know about upcoming events and opportunities!
  • Reduced fees on TINS programs and summer camps
  • TINS logo sticker
  • Plus, join now and receive a free TINS shopping tote, as our thanks!!


Annual membership rates:

  • Student         $20
  • Regular         $35
  • Family          $60
  • Supporting    $100
  • Sustaining     $250
  • Patron          $500
  • Benefactor    $1000 or more



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