Your donation to the CREF 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

CREF 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

Cary Oshins’ Training Scholarship
To financially assist people wanting to attend the five-day, on-site Compost Operations Training Course. Donations go directly to fund scholarships for trainings throughout the year. Click here to donate

ICAW 2023 Sponsorship
Support building awareness of compost across the country by becoming an ICAW 2023 Sponsor. Contact us at for more information

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: (833) 812-2733 - Ext. 2.

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

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

For any questions about donating to CREF or individual programs, contact Beth Simone, Development Director at or (833) 812-2733 - Ext. 2

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Compost Research and Education Foundation (CREF)
Physical Address:
1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd
Suite 115
Raleigh, NC 27604

Mailing Address:
PO Box 19246
Raleigh, NC 27619
tel: (833) 812-2733