Ways to Make a Difference

Support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Do you want to make an impact on trails across the country? Your gift to RTC helps us bring more trails to more people. Every gift makes a difference. Find ways to give that fit your goals.

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Become a Member

Join the movement! Become a member and help us create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connect corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Learn more about benefits.

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By making a special gift of any size, you are helping us plan ahead to expand trail networks across the country and make trails the center of healthy, thriving communities.

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Gift Membership

Give the gift of trails to the trail-lover in your life. Your gift of membership comes with a subscription to Rails to Trails magazine and much more!

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Workplace Giving

Many companies have a matching gift program to support employee giving. Find your company here, or your workplace may participate in America’s Charities. Federal employees can give through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our number is 10641.

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Plan Your Legacy

Designating a planned gift is a flexible way to provide a bright future for America’s trails and greenways. No matter your financial circumstances or charitable goals, there are options to meet your needs. Go to our Planned Giving page for more information.

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Gift of Stock

Donations of stocks, bonds and mutual funds may have additional tax advantages. Transfers can be made directly from your brokerage account to RTC. Learn more.

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Give by Mail or Phone

Prefer to send a check? You can download and mail this form to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Attn: Membership Department, 2121 Ward Ct., NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20037.

You can also call us 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST, Monday–Friday, at 866.202.9788, or email our membership department with questions.

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Memorial and Honor Giving

Honor a loved one’s special occasion by protecting the trails they love. Or if you are looking for a way to remember a loved one, please consider a memorial donation in their name. Learn More.

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You can help raise funds for RTC by running a fundraiser on Facebook or when you shop at Amazon and eBay. Learn how.

Give With Confidence___

You can feel confident knowing that 78 cents of every dollar you give to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy goes right to strengthening the rail-trails you love.

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You can start a Facebook Fundraiser to support RTC. Log in to Facebook and start your fundraiser here.

When you shop on Amazon, you can choose to donate a portion of your purchase to RTC. Log in to Amazon and choose RTC here.

When you sell items on Ebay, you can choose to donate a portion of your profit to RTC. List your item on eBay, then look for “Donate a portion to Charity” when you are finalizing your listing. Remember to choose Rails-to-trails Conservancy in Washington, D.C.

You can also email our membership department with questions.