Make a Difference Today.
Thank you for all your kindness and support. Your contribution makes a huge impact to aid in the fulfillment of self-identified needs around the world.
Through Walla Walla University
Use Walla Walla University’s secure online giving platform to make a contribution toward the school’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
When you click the button below, a new tab will open to Walla Walla University’s official giving portal. Click the red “Make a donation” button, and select whether you’d like to make a one-time gift, or a recurring donation. Then, in the “Choose Category” box, pick “Academic Departments.” You will now be able to select “Engineers W/O Borders Project Fund” in the “Choose Fund” box below. If you intend to donate strictly to the project fund, you do not need to write anything in the comment box. However, if you’d like to donate to the endowment, write “Endowment” in the comment box (or specify how much of your gift you would like to go toward the endowment). Fill out the rest of the details on the form, noting that payment by electronic check will allow the project fund to benefit from 100% of your donation (whereas credit and debit card donations will suffer from a transaction fee).
Give by Phone
Talk with Someone from Our Team
We welcome the chance to talk with donors in person or over the phone! If you’re interested in giving, or have questions about current projects, or about how we use donated funds, please get in touch with us! The easiest way is to call 1-800-377-2586.
Frequently Asked Questions About Donations
Donations are a vital part of our organization’s work. Through donor support, EWB-WWU performs annual trips to our project sites around the world, monitoring old projects, assessing new projects, and implementing designs to benefit the self-identified needs of our partner communities. Care is taken to ensure that projects are sustainable and genuinely beneficial for everyone involved, in accordance with EWB-USA’s project process.
What will my donation be used for?
Donations to the EWB-WWU project fund are used to help cover the material, logistics and travel costs of our team’s work with our EWB partner community. Money donated through this portal is never used to cover club operating or event expenses, nor is it used for our ongoing project in India, or our local projects in the Walla Walla area.
Money donated to our endowment is set aside in a special fund that is dedicated to ensuring the longevity and sustainability of our EWB chapter and its projects. The purpose of the endowment is to provide a steady revenue stream (from interest returns) that allows our team to continue reliably making long-term commitments to our partner communities, while reassuring our partners that we can make good on those commitments. Since our community commitments are for 5 years, while our fundraising efforts are usually done at the annual scale, the endowment helps ensure continuity across our longer-term partnerships.
What is the difference between donating to the endowment fund versus the project fund?
Both the endowment and the project fund are critically important to our EWB chapter’s mission, although in different ways.
Our EWB chapter relies on donations to the project fund in order to cover yearly operating costs, including material, logistics and travel costs of our team’s work with our EWB partner community. Without a healthy project fund, our yearly project work will struggle.
Our endowment is designed to help alleviate dependence on year-to-year fundraising, ensuring the longevity and sustainability of our EWB chapter and its projects. Interest revenue from the endowment allows our team to continue reliably making long-term commitments to our partner communities, while reassuring our partners that we can make good on those commitments. In other words, the endowment exists to bolster the stability and responsibility of our development efforts.
Who will benefit from my gift?
Gifts to EWB-WWU have far-reaching impacts. As a donor, you will be benefiting the communities served by our projects. But more than that, you’ll be helping give students the opportunity to develop their academic, hands-on, and leadership skills as they serve those in need.
Where can I learn about the impact of my gift?
During trips to our partner community, we try to keep the blog updated with news and information, as schedule and internet access allows. We also give project reports during our annual EWB Gala. If you have more specific questions about a project, feel free to reach out to EWB Mentor Michael Jensen.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes they are! If you donate through the University, we will issue you a tax receipt.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
In case it wasn’t clear already, we love to hear from the people who support our mission. Please reach out to us for more details about current projects, future dreams, and any other questions you may have.