Donor Privacy Policy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by Water First International (dba “Water 1st”), both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

General Gift Acceptance Policies

Water1st solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission and that support our core programs, as well as special projects.

Restrictions on Gifts
Water1st will not accept gifts that (a) are for purposes outside Water1st’s mission, (b) would result in Water 1st losing its status as an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, (c) are too difficult or too expensive to administer in relation to their value, or (d) would result in any unacceptable consequences for Water1st. All final decisions on the restrictive nature of a gift, and its acceptance or refusal, shall be made by the Water1st Board Executive Committee. In general, Water1st cannot accept a restricted gift of less than $10,000.

The following gifts to Water1st are generally accepted without review

-Cash: Cash gifts are acceptable in any form, including by check, money order, credit card, or on-line.

-Marketable Securities: Marketable securities may be transferred electronically to an account maintained at one or more brokerage firms or delivered physically with the transferor’s endorsement or signed stock power (with appropriate signature guarantees) attached. Unless otherwise directed by Water 1st’s Board Finance Committee, all marketable securities will be sold promptly upon receipt, and the fund the donor established will be credited with the proceeds from the sale, after commissions and expenses, if any. In some cases marketable securities may be restricted, for example, by applicable securities laws or the terms of the proposed gift; in such instances the decision whether to accept the restricted securities shall be made by the Water 1st Board Executive Committee.

Bequests and Beneficiary Designations under Revocable Trusts and Life Insurance
Plans: Donors are encouraged to make bequests to Water1st under their wills, and to name Water 1st as the beneficiary under trusts and life insurance policies.

Certain types of gifts must be reviewed by the Water1st Board Executive Committee prior to acceptance due to the special liabilities they may pose for Water1st.These include, but are not limited to—

Tangible Personal Property
-Life Insurance
-Real Estate
-Charitable Remainder Trusts
-Charitable Lead Trusts

Water 1st reserves the right to refuse any proposed gift. All decisions to solicit and/or accept potentially controversial gifts will be made by the Executive Committee of the Board in consultation with the Executive Director. The primary consideration will be the impact of the gift on the organization.

Refund Policy

For donations made using the Water First International website, if you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to Water First International, we will honor your request for a refund made within 15 days of your donation.

To request a refund, call +1 (206) 297-3024. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

If you did not make your donation using the Water First International website, please contact us to learn about applicable refund policies.

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Wine sales tax and shipping fees

Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Complimentary Seattle-area deliveries for all purchases.

Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Wine sales tax and shipping fees

Sales tax: Sales tax is based on your address. We’ll send you a receipt that includes your sales tax and shipping fee (if applicable).

Approximate shipping costs:
Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.

Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211

Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns..