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Take a stand for invertebrates

Butterflies, bees, dragonflies, beetles, spiders, freshwater mussels and other invertebrates sustain life as we know it. Yet many are declining due to habitat loss, pesticide use, climate change, and more. But there are steps that we can all take to help these vital animals and no action is too small. Join us in taking a stand for invertebrates today!

Starting a peer-to-peer fundraiser for Xerces is one of the best ways to increase awareness and support for invertebrates. With a little creativity, any event can raise essential funds to protect invertebrates from decline. Together, we can make a big difference for the little creatures that run the world.

Please reach out at any time with questions or if you would like to brainstorm ideas for your next fundraiser: engagement@xerces.org

As a way to say thank you for raising awareness and support for Xerces, we have prizes available to all those who raise $250 and above. 

Prize options may include a unique Xerces hat, tote bag, yard sign or book. You may view available items in our gift center.


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Throw a bumble bee themed birthday party and ask your friends to donate in your honor.


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Already have everything you need? Ask your guests to donate to a cause close to your heart.


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Honor your loved one by hosting a fundraiser in their honor or memory.

Any Occasion


Have a pool party for freshwater mussels. Ask for sponsors to hike the Appalachian trail. 

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About the Xerces Society

Established in 1971, The Xerces Society is a trusted source for science-based information and advice. Our team draws together experts from the fields of habitat restoration, entomology, botany, farming, education, community engagement, and conservation biology with a single passion: Protecting the life that sustains us

Xerces is a 501(c)(3) organization and this work is supported by donors. To learn more about our work and get involved, please visit xerces.org.

Funds raised through fundraising go towards Xerces general operating budget, and are not eligible for restrictions.

Peer-to-peer Spotlight: Biking for Bees!

Justine Burt of Palo Alto, CA geared up on an epic adventure in 2023 biking over 300 miles across three states for pollintors! Justine raised over $6,000 among her peers which will provide essential funding for Xerces in 2024. Thank you Justine!

Read about Justine's story by clicking here