Ways to Donate
The Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your contribution may qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for federal income tax purposes.
Donate Now by Mail:
Please make your check payable to “Friends of the MRGT” and mail to:
Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail
PO Box 954
Concord NH 03302
Donate Now by Credit Card:
Help support our efforts by making a secure donation online via credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to donate.
Donate Now through the PayPal Giving Fund:
We like donations made to the MRGT 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 can be deducted from your PayPal balance or from your credit card that’s linked to your PayPal account; the choice is yours.
If you want your entire donation to go to the trail, without PayPal fees, and if you have a PayPal account, click on the logo to the right.
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.
Donate every time you shop at Amazon!
We are participating in the AmazonSmile program. Amazon will donate one half percent of all purchases made by those who select the Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail as their preferred charity.
You must first go to smile.amazon.com and log in with your regular Amazon account info. “Type in Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail” in the search bar and select it. Then every time you log into Amazon using smile.amazon.com you help build the Merrimack River Greenway Trail. There is no cost to you, and nothing is added to your purchase price.
Click HERE to learn more.
Additional Ways to give:
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 This action can satisfy charitable goals and allows funds to be withdrawn from an IRA without any tax consequences.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).
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.
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 $500 to FMRGT by selling used bike parts through eBay. Click here for details https://charity.ebay.com
We are eligible for United Way and the Federal employee equivalent called “Combined Federal Campaign” (CFC). You can spread your donation out through a deduction from your paycheck.
Employer matching programs
Some employers will match their employees’ charitable giving. Inquire with your employer.
We are proud of the support shown by our Donors. We list them by name on our Honor Roll. But, if you want your donation to be anonymous, please let us know.