Your donation to the Foundation supports:

  • Developing more meaningful research projects and literature reviews
  • Building awareness about the benefits of compost through International Compost Awareness Week
  • Offering increased educational opportunities through compost operations training programs, videos, webinars, toolkits and more
  • Encouraging more young professionals to enter our industry through compost research scholarships

CCREF is nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Alternative Ways to Give


ICAW 2020 Sponsorship
Support building awareness of compost across the country by becoming an ICAW 2020 Sponsor.

  Donate By Mail
If you prefer to donate by mail, please click here for mail in donation pledge form.



“Two Cents” Program
Support your industry by participating in the annual “Give Us Your Two Cents” program. Click here for the Two Cents form


Sponsor a Scholarship
Support a high school student interested in composting and sustainability or an undergraduate through PhD student conducting research in the fields of composting and compost use.  To sponsor a scholarship, contact Beth Simone,

  CCREF is now participating in Amazon Smile
If you are interested in supporting CCREF through Amazon Smile, simply go to The first time you go to, you’ll be asked to pick your charity to support. Just type in Composting Council Research and Education Foundation. Then, all you need to do is remember to do your Amazon shopping at and CCREF will benefit from every purchase.

Give a Legacy Gift
A legacy gift offers a way for dedicated industry professionals to continue moving the profession forward with what they leave behind. Options include writing the Foundation into your will or making us beneficiaries of your life insurance or 401k. To learn more about making a Legacy gift, contact Beth Simone at or phone: 301-897-2715.


For any questions about donating to CCREF or individual programs, contact Beth Simone, Development Director at or 301-897-2715

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