Ways to Give

Help protect and promote parks and trails for generations to come by making a gift today!

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Donate Now

Support New York’s parks and trails immediately by making a one-time gift today!

Become a Member

Join the Parks & Trails New York community by becoming a member. Your membership is tax-deductible and goes to work right away to support New York’s parks, trails and green spaces.

Give through Payroll Deduction

esny.JPGParks & Trails New York is a member of Earth Share, a federation and one of the nation’s most respected environmental and conservation charities. To find out more about how you and your company can support Parks & Trails New York through a workplace giving campaign, contact Parks & Trails New York at ptny@ptny.org or 518-434-1583.

Join the Heritage Society

Parks & Trails New York'’s Heritage Society is a special group of park and trail enthusiasts. Learn more.

Join the Legacy Society

Parks & Trails New York’s most dedicated supporters create a plan to ensure that New York’s parks and trails will be protected for generations to come. Learn more about joining PTNY's Legacy Society.

Other ways to give

Parks & Trails New York has partnered with the Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region to provide its members and friends with new ways of making a great impact for New York’s parks, trails and green spaces.

Give the Gift of Securities

All Securities

Please contact Parks & Trails New York when transferring any securities. You may notify us by:
Phone: 518-434-1583
Fax: 518-427-0067
Email: mfinnegan@ptny.org
Mail: 29 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207

Informing us of the securities transaction in advance will help us to alert the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, our account holder, and assist us in properly acknowledging your gift. A copy of your instructions to your advisor is a helpful way to provide this notice.

Securities Held By Your Bank or Broker

Please notify your bank or broker that you are making a gift of securities to Parks & Trails New York, Inc., c/o the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc. Securities held by a broker may be delivered by wire through the Depository Trust Company (DTC) to our brokerage account. Instructions should be given as follows:

Key Bank NA Participant (DTC) #2205

      • FBO KeyBank National Association for Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc. Account #0077940.6
      • Reason Code 40

If Federal Securities direct to:

      • KeyBank/1050
      • ABA#041001039
      • KeyBank National Association for Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc. Account #0077940.6

Cash Balances:

      • KeyBank/Cleveland, Ohio
      • ABA #041001039 BNF Acct #5064
      • Attn: Susan J Mooradian
      • KeyBank National Association for Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc. Account #0077940.6

Securities Registered in Your Name

    • Securities may be delivered to the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc. (6 Tower Place, Albany, NY 12203) by mail or in person. If sent to the Foundation send the signed stock power and the securities in separate envelopes and be sure to detail that they’re to benefit Parks & Trails New York, Inc.
    • Securities may also be sent directly to KeyBank. The stock powers should be attached to the certificates and sent by registered mail to:
      Key Bank NA
      Mailcode: OH-01-27-1424
      127 Public Square
      Cleveland, OH 44114
      Attn: Victory Connect Service Center
      KeyBank National Association for Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Inc. Account #0077940.6

Mutual Fund Shares

The procedure for transferring shares is established by the mutual fund company. Please contact the
Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region to assist with the transfer.

Phone: 518-446-9638
Email: kbilowith@cfgcr.org

Valuation and Date of Gift

The value of your gift is the mean between the high and low quotations on the date you make your gift. Your gift is considered made on the date the securities pass unconditionally from your control. In the case of securities your broker transfers, this is the day the stock is received by Parks & Trails New York, Inc. in the Community Foundation account. In the case of securities you mail, this is the date of the postmark on the mailing.

Have Your Gift Matched

Many companies, large and small, have matching gift programs for employees, spouses, and sometimes, for retirees. Some examples are IBM, GE, Verizon, and JP Morgan Chase. Check with your employer or human resources department to see if your company will double or even triple your charitable contribution to Parks & Trails New York.

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To match your gift, most employers will require proof of the contribution (receipt) and provide a form that needs to be filled out. You may mail or email your completed matching gift form to:

Parks & Trails New York
Attn: Matching Gift
29 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
ptny@ptny.org

Include Parks & Trails New York in Your Will

A bequest, which requires listing Parks & Trails New York as a beneficiary in your will, is one of the simplest and most popular ways to make a planned gift. This can be done at any age simply by amending your existing will or by executing a new one. You may bequeath either a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to PTNY through a Charitable Bequest. Gifts made to PTNY through your will are not subject to federal estate and inheritance taxes in New York. Click here to view Sample Bequest Language.

Parks & Trails New York recommends that donors consult with an attorney to prepare or revise their will.

Name PTNY as the Beneficiary on Your Life Insurance

By designating PTNY as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or transferring the policy outright to PTNY, the cash surrender value of the policy is deductible to you as a charitable contribution. If you continue to pay premiums after your gift, these premiums are also deductible.

Receive Lifetime Income by setting up Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity provides income to you during your lifetime, while ensuring support for PTNY in the future. When you establish a CGA, you support PTNY with a gift in the form of cash or property and, in return, you receive a fixed income for life and an immediate income tax deduction. CGAs with PTNY are facilitated through The Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region.


For more information, please contact:

Meegan Finnegan
Director of Development
Parks & Trails New York
29 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12302
518-434-1583
mfinnegan@ptny.org

We are accountable to you

Parks & Trails New York is a registered 501c3 organization. Therefore, contributions and membership dues are tax- deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

A copy of Parks & Trails New York's latest annual financial report may be obtained from Parks & Trails New York or the NYS Office of the Attorney General, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.