Are you looking for a way to make a big difference to help EHC further its environmental justice work? Did you know that you can make a charitable contribution to EHC through your IRA? That’s right, and if you’re 70.5 or older, there are some added tax benefits to making your “Qualified Charitable Distribution” in this way.

Current tax law allows you to fulfill your required minimum distribution (the amount you must withdraw from your IRA each year) without impacting your taxable income. In other words, an IRA charitable rollover is a way you can both help EHC continue its valuable work and at the same time lower your income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. That’s even better than the benefits of making a standard charitable contribution!

Benefits of an IRA charitable rollover:

  • Minimizes your tax obligation at the federal and state level on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization
  • Satisfies your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year
  • Reduces your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions, or may even keep you in a lower tax bracket
  • Allows you to help further EHC’s work to ensure clean air and a safe environment for all

How to make a contribution through your IRA:

  • Contact your financial adviser and request that a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” be made directly to Environmental Health Coalition. Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to EHC to help continue our important work.
  • Identify your gift with your name, address, and intention to use it as a “2018 IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution”.
  • List our name as “Environmental Health Coalition,” our address as 2727 Hoover Avenue, Suite 202, National City, CA 91950, and our EIN# as 95-3798792
  • Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify as a standard charitable deduction. Complete the transaction before December 31, 2018 for consideration in 2018 tax filings.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about an IRA charitable rollover gift, please contact our Fund Development Manager, Clay Myers-Bowman at (619) 474-0220 ext. 118 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

Each spring, EHC proudly hosts its annual awards celebration to recognize environmental justice heroes making our communities healthier and safer places to live, work and play. 

Thank you to everyone who made our 2018 Awards Celebration, United to Vote, a tremendous success.

To view photos and relive the evening, click here

Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2019 awards celebration!



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With BarrioLive!, we invite you to explore the environmental justice problems, milestones and solutions in our communities first hand.

Each year, EHC staff and community leaders guide guests through our neighborhoods, offering rich detail on significant moments in history that have shaped who we are today and the challenges we face on the path to achieving environmental justice in the San Diego and Tijuana region.

Thank you for making our most recent BarrioLive! a success. Click here for a recap and to view photos from the inspiring day in Tijuana.

Stay tuned for 2018 dates, and see you at the next BarrioLive!

For more information or interest in sponsorship, please contact our Fund Development Manager, Clay Myers-Bowmanat at (619) 474-0220 ext. 118 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We recently celebrated the 30th Anniversary of EHC! This means 30 years of creating meaningful change and improving the health of people in the San Diego/Tijuana region. This celebration was an opportunity to reflect on the past 30 years of struggles and victories with our friends, families, allies and dedicated supporters who make the work for environmental justice possible.

EHC's work incorporates the struggles of many progressive movements, including human rights, civil rights, public health and the environmental movement. We address issues that affect people in their everyday lives.

Air quality, toxic chemical exposure at home and on the job, affordable housing, environmental preservation, immigrant and indigenous people's rights, globalization, and climate change - these issues have common challenges and solutions.

With your support, EHC meets these challenges by empowering people, organizing communities and achieving justice. These concepts always have been at the core of the EHC mission, and we are thankful to have had 30 years (and many more to come) of working towards better lives for our communities.

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EHC extends thanks everyone who helped make this celebration a success!
We're planning our next awards event. Please contact us for information.