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

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

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

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

CREF is now participating in Amazon Smile
If you are interested in supporting CREF 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 Compost Research and Education Foundation. Then, all you need to do is remember to do your Amazon shopping at and CREF will benefit from every purchase.

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 ext. 6725.

For any questions about donating to CREF or individual programs, contact Beth Simone, Development Director at or 301-897-2715, ext. 6725

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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: 301-897-2715