Won't You Help Us?

Do your part to support the region’s outdoor classroom by supporting the Friends of Five Rivers.


Your donation makes a difference.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of Five Rivers at any time and in any amount – and this will support our efforts to inspire local families and children through hands-on environmental education programs.

To make a credit card donation, click here:

You can also send a check by mail to us at Friends of Five Rivers, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, NY 12054.

Plan ahead through monthly donations.

A great way to offer continued support to the Friends of Five Rivers is to setup a recurring donation through monthly, quarterly or annual donations. Set this up today by clicking here:


Double the power of your donation.

Many employers will match employee gifts to nonprofit organizations like the Friends of Five Rivers. Find out whether your company offers matching donations and/or a payroll deduction workplace giving campaign. New York State and Federal government employees can make a donation to the Friends of Five Rivers through the SEFA Campaign or CFC Campaign need link.

Create a fund to benefit future generations.

By designating the Friends of Five Rivers as a beneficiary of your will or living trust you can create a permanent fund for the future. You can name a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of it.

Make an investment with the Friends of Five Rivers through…

Retirement accounts:

You can donate a gift of your retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, which will not be subjected to either estate or income taxes. If you are over 70 1/2, you can avoid or minimize income tax on your minimum required IRA distributions by making a charitable rollover gift to the Friends of up to $100,000. Contact your IRA custodian to set this up.

Stocks & bonds:

By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you may be able to avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets. Read about donating stock to the Friends HERE.

Life insurance:

You can designate the Friends of Five Rivers as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

Legacy Society

To express our appreciation for a committed group of donors who have remembered the Friends of Five Rivers in their estate plan, we have established the Friends of Five Rivers Legacy Society. Members of this special group share the common bond of philanthropy and vision to provide for the future of environmental education at Five Rivers. We invite you to join with other who share your passion for learning in nature.

Legacy Society Brochure

To discuss how your donation will benefit the Friends of Five Rivers, please contact the Friends’ Executive Director, Joanne Macklin at (518) 475-0295 or by email at FriendsFiveRivers@outlook.com.

Thank you for your support!