“I like it all: fighting deforestation, keeping women safer because they don't have to venture far away to gather wood, purifying water, and, of course, cooking with no depletion of natural resources (including cattle dung!) I really don't understand why solar hasn't caught on more -- apparently it's hard working against tradition.”  Arthur Comings, SCI Supporter

Gift and Estate Planning

Our Donors, Our Heroes

Gifts of any size to Solar Cookers International save and change lives.

Improving human health, quality of life, and the environment is what drives SCI.  We offer a variety of giving opportunities to help you achieve your charitable humanitarian and environmental goals. Tell your children about your plans and how your gift to SCI is one way you are choosing to make a difference in the world.

Donation of Securities and Other Assets

Some donors are surprised to learn how easy it is to donate shares of stock to Solar Cookers International. Simply authorize your broker to transfer your shares using the information below:

For the account of Solar Cookers International
SCI’s DTC Number: 0141
SCI’s Account Number: 2185-5409
SCI’s Federal Tax ID Number: 68-0153141
Financial Institution’s Name: Wells Fargo Advisors
Financial Institution’s Address: 5820 Canoga Ave. Ste. 100, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Please have your broker contact our office to make us aware of your gift. If you have any questions, please call SCI’s office at +1-916-455-4499. We will be glad to assist you.

Often a mutual fund company will require than at account be established in the name of the donation recipient.  Involving SCI in the establishment of such an account will help ensure SCI receives the funds you wish to donate in a timely manner.  Please note that mutual fund donations require a longer processing time.

You may designate SCI as a beneficiary for each certificate of deposit (CD).  As CDs mature, the beneficiary designation will need to be resubmitted, or it can be set up to automatically roll over to a new CD and automatically retain the beneficiary.


If you would like to support Solar Cookers International but don’t feel that you can make a significant gift today, you can remember SCI in your will. A bequest is one of the simplest ways to support our work.

Designating Solar Cookers International as a beneficiary in your will does not affect your current assets or cash flow during your lifetime. And a will or trust is revocable, so it can be changed at any time you choose.

How Does a Bequest Work?

You can make a bequest  in the form of a percentage of an estate, or as a specific gift of cash or property. Including SCI in your will is as simple as using the following language:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to Solar Cookers International, a nonprofit corporation located in Sacramento, California, ___ percent of my estate (or the sum of $_____, or the property described herein) for its general purposes."

Please contact us directly for more information about different types of bequests and how we can help you with your estate planning. If you have already chosen to leave a bequest to Solar Cookers International, we would like to know. Prior notification gives us the opportunity to thank you, but not ask for further gifts.

Requests for anonymity are respected. Bequests are revokable at any time. SCI will not release your information, nor will we approach you for additional gifts. We appreciate your thoughtful gift that will help us bring solar cooking to the people who need it most.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A charitable gift annuity benefiting SCI is a simple agreement between you and Sacramento Region Community Foundation (SRCF), in which, for an irrevocable gift of cash and/or securities, SRCF agrees to make fixed payments to you for your life.  The payout rate is based upon your age at the time of the gift. The SRCF program is currently limited to residents of California.  If you live outside of California and want to gift an annuity to SCI, please contact your financial consultant.

Benefits you receive when you establish a charitable gift annuity may include:

  • Immediate income tax deduction
  • Generous fixed income, guaranteed for life
  • Avoidance of capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated assets
  • Reduction of potential estate tax
  • Consolidation of several stocks or accounts into one income source

This information is not intended as financial or legal advice. Please consult your own qualified advisers as you consider philanthropic gifts.