Composting for a Good Cause

Thank you for considering donating to the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF).  Your generous support will help CCREF continue its important work of supporting scientific research, offering education and training opportunities to composting professionals and individual composters, giving meaningful scholarships to young environmentalist and educating the public on the environmental and economic sustainability of organics recycling.  CCREF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and so your donation may be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Ways to Give

Donate Today Online
Your secure online donation will allow CCREF to strengthen and grow, offering you, and other composters, more meaningful training programs, research materials and stronger outreach about organics recycling nationwide.
  Donate By Mail
If you prefer to donate by mail, please click here for mail in donation pledge form.


  Corporate Support
There are many ways for companies to help support CCREF's important work. You can (make a company donation) or see below for additional opportunities:

“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,


ICAW 2019 Sponsorship
Support building awareness of compost across the country by becoming an ICAW 2019 Sponsor
Click here for the ICAW Sponsorship form.


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.

  CCREF is now participating in Amazon Smile
May 2016 - CCREF has a new way for people to support the Foundation. We are now participating in Amazon Smile. Every time someone buys something from Amazon, using, CCREF can now receive 0.5% of the price of a purchase, if CCREF has been chosen as the nonprofit organization to receive the funds.

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.

The CCREF has many other programs you can donate to. If you would like more information about these programs, please contact Beth Simone at or phone: 301-897-2715.

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Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF)
3801 Lake Boone Trail | Suite 190 | Raleigh, NC 27607 | tel: 301-897-2715 |