Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

NHT Donation & Gifts

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Support State Parks & Historic Sites

New York State has been blessed with an abundance of natural, recreational and cultural resources. Our parks and historic sites inspire us and tell the story of our heritage. Now you can help strengthen our state parks system by donating to your favorite parks and historic sites through the Natural Heritage Trust, the official charity of New York State Parks.

There are many ways to donate and many ways to direct your contributions. Choose to make your gifts in whatever way is most convenient and meaningful for you.

Online giving to New York State parks and historic sites is simple & secure.

Please visit New York State Parks to make a gift now

If you prefer, you can print and mail a contribution form (pdf) with your check.

More ways to Give...

Tribute and Memorial Gifts
The Trust accepts gifts to honor or remember your family members and friends. Simply print and mail a tribute form (pdf) with your check. When your gift is received, the Trust will send a personalized letter to the person or family you indicate, notifying them of your gift.

Employer Matching Gifts
You can double or even triple the impact of your gift if you or your spouse's employer participates in a matching gift program. To find out if your employer offers matching donations, check with your personnel office.

Gifts of Stock and Securities
The Trust accepts stock, bonds, mutual funds, and other securities. It is the Trust's policy to sell contributed stock or securities and put the proceeds to work right away. Donors receive a formal acknowledgment & tax substantiation upon successful completion of a gift. If you are considering a gift of stock or securities please contact us so we can provide you with the correct transfer information.

Estate Gifts
Gift planning offers a variety of ways to structure contributions in a manner that may minimize tax liabilities while increasing the possibilities for effective distribution of assets. Learn More.

To find out more about giving to state parks and historic sites please visit our Frequently asked questions or contact us at or at 518-474-2997.