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How You Can Support Southwest Monarch Study

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The Southwest Monarch Study (SWMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Through your support, we are the “go to” place for monarch information, education and conservation in the Southwest! In 2016 we’ve offered over 75 educational events including monarch and milkweed presentations, tables at public events, Farmer’s Markets and milkweed/nectar restoration. We received a $88,950 grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to provide monarch habitats at Arizona State Parks, Tonto National Forest, and along the San Pedro River through our partnership with the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation. Another partner, Signature Botanica, is growing native milkweeds from locally collected seeds. In 2015, we published our first paper, “Status of Danaus plexippus in Arizona” in the Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society. Free tags for wild monarchs are provided to everyone in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, western Colorado, and the deserts of California.

YOUR donations help make this possible! We are grateful for your consideration and your support.

Donations are accepted via Paypal or by check. Email us at info@swmonarchs.org for our mailing address.


  • Paypal

  • Check to see if your employer will match your donation. Many companies such as Albertson’s, American Airlines, Bank of America, Boeing, Caesers, FedEx, Honeywell, Intel, Fry’s Food and Drug, Home Depot, McDonalds, Raytheon, Target, Verizon, Walgreen, Walmart, Wells Fargo, and many others match donations and volunteer hours from employees to nonprofit organizations. That means your donation can go twice as far! You can go to https://doublethedonation.com/giving-tuesday/ to find out if your company will match your donation. Just type in your employer’s name and access the appropriate matching gift forms, guidelines, and submission instructions.
  • Amazon Smile What a great opportunity! Every time you shop at Amazon, a portion of your purchase will go directly to the Southwest Monarch Study at no extra cost to you. Simply go to http://smile.amazon.com to start your online shopping. You can use your current account with Amazon or create a new one. AmazonSmile will remember that you selected us as a charitable organization each time you log in. You might want to bookmark your page to make it easier. Your donations add up over time and helps us offer free tags each year for tagging and monitoring monarchs in the Southwest.Thank YOU for supporting our efforts so generously!
  • Fry's Food (Arizona only) If you shop at Fry’s Food, the Southwest Monarch Study can receive a portion of your purchase as a charitable donation. How? It's easy. You can use your existing Fry’s VIP card. Go to http://www.frysfood.com and log into the account associated with your Fry’s V.I.P. card. Click on Community/Community Rewards and choose Southwest Monarch Study. Every time you shop, you will be helping Southwest Monarch Study at no extra cost to you! All rewards and fuel points you currently receive for yourself will remain the same. You will need to re-register Southwest Monarch Study as your charity each year.
  • U. S. Mail Email us at info@swmonarchs.org for our mailing address.

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