Your gift today helps Teatown pursue its mission, every day: to inspire our community to lifelong environmental stewardship.

As a community-supported nonprofit, our efforts are largely funded by people like you. When you donate, you are supporting the stewardship of our 1,000 acre preserve, 15 miles of hiking trails, and educational programs that provide individuals of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to have deeply enriching personal experiences with nature.

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For further details on any type of donor opportunity or more information on how you can donate to Teatown, please contact Jean Costello at (914) 762-2912 ext. 124 or

Your gift supports

Community Education

Teatown’s environmental education programs reach 20,000+ adults and children every year through public programs, school field trips, events, and more. You can help us expand our reach and impact.

Science & Regional Conservation

Teatown is a regional leader in conservation science. Your contribution further enables our scientists to research, share and implement strategies that protect our 1,000 acre preserve and the Hudson Valley region.

Stewardship of Teatown’s Preserve

We work to protect the fragile ecosystem that makes up our preserve. Your contribution protects the wildlife, fields, forests, streams, lakes that give a glimpse into the ecosystem of the region.

NEW: Adopt an Animal Online!

When you adopt one of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors, you are providing funds that will be used to care for that animal—including nutritious food, well-maintained enclosures, enrichment, and veterinary care.

More ways to give

Your cash donation will be used to support Teatown’s essential mission. Gifts of appreciated securities (e.g. stocks, bonds) can benefit both donor and Teatown. Stock and Security Information.

Planned Gifts, including wills, annuities, charitable  remainder trusts, life insurance and IRAs, among  others, are graciously accepted at Teatown. Gerard and Marjorie Swope Planned Giving Society.

Be sure to check with your company’s benefits administrator . . . many businesses match their employees’ contributions and provide a donation to organizations where their employees volunteer.

When you respond to Teatown’s annual appeal with a gift, your donation is put to good use.  Your donation helps cover the cost of Teatown’s education programs, the care and maintenance of the preserve and its inhabitants as well as general operating expenses

A gift in someone’s honor or memory affords you a creative opportunity to pay tribute or give thanks to that special family member or friend.

Your United Way gift can easily be designated to benefit Teatown Lake Reservation. On your donor form, simply indicate Teatown as your choice.

Special projects often require special funds. If you are passionate about an issue, an initiative or have a particular area of interest, then you may wish to donate to an appeal for funding as needs arise.

Gifts  and  services  given  in-kind  are a practical  way to support Teatown. From simple gardening  carts,  bird  seed  donations, and office  furniture  to  veterinary  or  plumbing  services,  the staff  and volunteers  at  Teatown are  grateful for gifts that make their jobs  easier or supplement our operating budget.

As part of your legacy to future generations, you may wish to consider donating land for conservation purposes, or establish easements to help us grow our nature preserve.

When you “adopt an animal” at Teatown, you are providing funds that will be used to care for Teatown’s animals that include small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and raptors (birds of prey). Many of these animals have been injured in the wild, would not survive if released, and depend on Teatown for food, shelter and medical care. Click here for more information.

Please remember that you should always check with your estate planner or tax advisor to find out what type of gift is best for your situation.  Teatown Lake Reservation is a 501 (C) (3) charitable organization; your donation is fully tax deductible as specified by IRS laws.

Financial Information

Below, find our Form 990s and audited financial statements from the last three years.