Getting it Right from the Start works with community stakeholders and public sector leaders of cities, counties, and states to advance public health, youth well-being, social justice, and economic equity in cannabis policy. Our holistic approach unites research, technical assistance, and innovative policy advocacy. 

Your support today will help us to put in place more sensible regulatory guardrails that minimize the harms of cannabis legalization while mitigating the harms caused by its criminalization.

Donate via Credit Card

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Please visit Getting it Right from the Start’s donation page to Donate Today!

Donate Through a Donor Advised Fund

If you would like to donate through a donor-advised fund (DAF), please:

  1. Access your DAF account through your banking institution.
  2. Search for and select the Public Health Institute, our fiscal sponsor, from your DAF’s online platform.
    • Tax ID #: 94-1646278
    • Address: 555 12th Street, Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94607
  3. In the specific purpose section, please designate Getting it Right from the Start as the recipient.

For any questions regarding donations please reach out to Kiara Gonzalez @

Donate by Check

If you would like to donate by check, please make checks payable to the Public Health Institute and in the memo line designate the recipient as Getting it Right from the Start.

Please mail checks to:

Getting it Right from the Start
Public Health Institute
ATTN: Kiara Gonzalez
2000 Center Street, Ste 308
Berkeley, CA 94704

Matching Gifts

You can amplify the impact of your donation through corporate matching gift programs. Check with your human resources department to find out if your company has an existing corporate matching gift program in place.

Other Ways to Donate

If you are interested in donating to Getting it Right from the Start via wire transfer, gifts of stock, legacy giving, cause marketing on behalf of our organization, or in other ways, please reach out to Kiara Gonzalez @