Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation’s largest trails organization—with a grassroots community more than 1 million strong—dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines.
Check out our latest annual report to read how we have and continue to inspire and support rail-trail development in the U.S.
For decades, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has been at the forefront of the movement to create trails that connect people to safe outside spaces where they can walk, bike and be active. Never before was our leadership more important than in 2020. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation took to trails to find resilience and respite, and moments of joy and reflection.
While 2020 brought immense hardship in countless ways, we realized the full value of our nation’s trails and the more than 1 million grassroots supporters who came together to support and advocate for the pathways that bring so much to our lives.
Join us in exploring that impact throughout this interactive report—dig in on the stories and the statistics that represent progress and persistence in a movement dedicated to delivering safe spaces where we all can walk, bike and move.
Check out our interactive FY 2020 Impact Report to learn more about RTC’s accomplishments.
Annual Reports and Financial Documents
Other Reports and Financial Information
We publish detailed financial information annually via our annual reports, 990s and audits. Archived reports are available here.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a charitable organization exempt from taxation under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID: 52-1437006).
Financial and other information about Rails-to-Trails Conservancy can be obtained by contacting Cynthia Dickerson at 2121 Ward Ct., NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, 202.331.9696, or for residents of the following states, as stated below:
- Colorado: Secretary of State, 303.894.2200, www.sos.state.co.us, Reg. No. 20033001429.
- Florida: SC No. 01008. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free, within the state, 1.800-HELP-FLA.
- Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 1.800.825.4510.
- Michigan: MICS No. 23949.
- Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of RTC may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office by calling 1.888.236.6167.
- New Jersey: Information filed with the attorney general concerning this charitable solicitation and the percentage of contributions received by the charity during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the charitable purpose may be obtained from the attorney general of the state of new jersey by calling 973.504.6215(973), and is available on the internet at https://njconsumeraffairs.state.nj.us/public-charity-search-results/.
- New York: Upon request, Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
- North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1.888.830.4989.
- Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of RTC may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999.
- Virginia: State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
- West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.
Registration in a state does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation of rails-to-trails conservancy by the state.
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Things to Know
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit, charitable organization. Membership contributions and donations to RTC are tax deductible; for details, visit our tax deduction page.