Ways to Donate

The Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Your contribution may qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for federal income tax purposes.

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By check

Please make your check payable to “Friends of the MRGT” and mail to:

Friends of the MRGT

PO Box 954

Concord, NH 03302

Please enclose your email address so we can add your name to our contact list and send you occasional updates.

When you pay by check, 100 percent of your donation goes to building the trail!  Your entire donation is tax deductible.

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By credit card

Click the image to make a secure donation online with your credit (or debit card).


You do not need a PayPal account to donate.  You will be donating with your own credit or debit card through our PayPal account.

When you donate by credit card, about 97.5 percent of your donation goes to building the trail.  Your entire donation is tax deductible.  (Note: If you elect to "add to my donation" (THANK YOU!), 100% of the donated amount will go to building the trail but the fee you pay to PayPal will not be tax deductible.)


PayPal Giving Fund

Click the logo to make a secure donation online from your PayPal account.

We like donations made through the PayPal Giving Fund because they are passed on to us without PayPal fees deducted.  PayPal Giving Fund donations may only made by people who have a PayPal account of their own.  Your donation is transferred from your PayPal account to our PayPal account without fees paid by either of us.

When you donate through the PayPal Giving Fund, 100 percent of your donation goes to building the trail!  (Note that PayPal Giving Fund donations can take up to a month to reach our account.  You will receive an email “donation receipt” directly from the PayPal Giving Fund but you might not receive an acknowledgement from us right away.)


Amazon Smile

Donate every time you shop at Amazon!


When you participate in Amazon Smile and select the "Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail" as your preferred charity, Amazon will donate one half percent of all your purchases to Friends of the MRGT.

You must first register (one time only) "Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail” as the recipient of your donations. Then every time you log into Amazon using "smile.amazon.com" (instead of "amazon.com") you will help build the Merrimack River Greenway Trail. There is no cost to you, and nothing is added to your purchase price.

To learn more, click hereTo begin donating with your next purchase, click on the logo to the left.


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Employer Matching programs

Some employers will match their employees’ charitable giving.  Inquire with your employer.


eBay For Charity

If you have some valuable unused stuff hanging around, you can sell it using eBay and donate some or all of the proceeds to FMRGT, through a program called “eBay for Charity”.  eBay waives all or part of your listing fees. One donor has already donated over $900 to FMRGT by selling used bike components through eBay.


Click on the logo to the left for more info.


Qualified Charitable Distributions

Consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from an IRA.


If you are at least age 70 ½, have an IRA and plan to donate to charity this year, another consideration may be to make a QCD from your IRA. This action can satisfy charitable goals and allows funds to be withdrawn from an IRA without any tax consequences. A QCD can also be appealing because it can be used to satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD).

Click on the image to the left for more info.

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Appreciated securities

Give appreciated securities, rather than cash

Donations made by cash or check are, by far, the most common methods of charitable giving. However, contributing stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have appreciated over time has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Most publicly traded securities with unrealized long‐term gains (meaning they were purchased more than a year ago and have increased in value) may be donated to 501(c)3 nonprofit, without the need to sell them first. When the donation is made, the donor can claim the fair market value as an itemized deduction on his or her federal tax return.


If either of these tax advantaged options appeal to you, please contact us for more information at Info@MRGT.org. Additionally, please consult your tax advisor to make sure these are right for you.

Click on the image to the left for more info.


About anonymous donations

We are proud of the support shown by our donors. We list them by name on our Honor Roll.  If you want your donation to be anonymous, we understand.  Please let us know.


Want to donate "in memory" or "in honor"?

If you want to donate "in memory of" or "in honor of" a special person, just add a note with your check or other donation and we will note it in our file and on our Honor Roll ($50, or more).