Donate and Become a Member

With your help, CNY Land Trust can protect the places you love.

Annual Membership:
Becoming a member is an easy way to support CNY Land Trust’s mission and stay up-to-date; $35.00 is the minimum level for an annual membership.

Member levels: Individual $35.00 | Family $50.00 | Sponsor $100.00 | Sustaining $250.00 | Benefactor $500.00 | Champion $1,000.00

Thank you for supporting your local land trust in Central New York!

Donating and Membership Online

This “donate” button will redirect to CNY Land Trust’s PayPal secure online donation form for credit card use, for making gifts to CNY Land Trust, and for becoming a member. If you choose to use our donate button, please follow up and send in your membership details (Mail-in form below). Thank you.

Donating and Membership By Mail

Do you prefer not to use a credit card? Please use our printable form and send in by mail. Thank you!
Mail-in Membership Form

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?

The Central New York Land Trust counts on volunteers to care for its 49 preserves located in Onondaga and Oswego Counties in New York. Lots of opportunities for stewardship, or caring for the land, are available by volunteering with CNY Land Trust’s Stewardship Committee. Stewardship takes lots of forms: CNY Land Trust welcomes community service organizations, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Candidates, Girl Scouts, youth and student groups and more. In addition, CNY Land Trust is seeking volunteers to act as stewards of preserves. Other active committees seeking to grow, and led by board members, include Fundraising and Acquisitions,.

Please Contact Us with your interest and be sure to check News and Events for upcoming Committee activities. Everyone is welcome!

Looking for more options?

Nine ways to support Central New York Land Trust


Your cash gift is a valuable way to help support the CNY Land Trust Mission. As we are a not-for-profit organization, donations can be part of your tax strategy.


Donations of land are frequently made in order to protect a unique or simply beloved natural area where future protection in private hands may be in doubt. All such offers are referred to CNYLT’s Acquisitions Committee for evaluation.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

For full tax benefits, your broker can electronically transfer securities to CNYLT’s broker, or you can send unsigned stock certificates to CNYLT by certified mail.

Life Income Gifts

Gifts of appreciated property can generate income for you with positive tax benefits. One example is a charitable income remainder trust (CRUT)


You can reduce inheritance taxes by designating in your will specific gifts of cash, property or a percentage of the remainder of your estate to CNYLT.

Lead Trusts

Property or assets can stay in the family while your gift reduces estate taxes and supports CNYLT

Life Insurance

Designating CNYLT as a beneficiary of a paid-up policy or a new policy helps the organization’s future endowment and provides you with a tax deduction.

Retained Life Estate

You retain occupancy of the property for life, but give your primary or vacation home or farm to CNYLT for its future income.

Personal Property

You can deduct the full fair-market value of gifts of personal property (art, antiques, etc.)

Matching Gifts

Often your gift to CNYLT can be magnified by matching funds from companies and foundations. Check with your company’s human resource office.

Contact Us for more information or call (315)575-8839.