We believe in the power of yearly giving to create a lasting impact on our community and the world. Annual giving is a vital component of our mission, and it plays a pivotal role in ensuring that we can continue to make a positive impact in our park.
Annual giving is the backbone of our organization, providing the essential financial support that allows us to fulfill our mission and deliver on our promises. Here’s why annual giving is so crucial:
- Sustaining Our Mission: Annual gifts provide a reliable source of funding that sustains our day-to-day operations, enabling us to carry out our programs and initiatives year-round.
- Flexibility and Responsiveness: Annual gifts offer the flexibility to allocate funds where they are needed most, responding to evolving community needs and unforeseen challenges promptly.
- Catalyst for Growth: Annual giving acts as a catalyst for growth by funding strategic initiatives, expanding our reach, and launching new projects that create a ripple effect of positive change.
- Building a Supportive Community: Annual giving fosters a sense of belonging and engagement among our supporters, turning them into active partners in our mission.
Annual gifts, regardless of their size, have a profound and far-reaching impact on both our organization and our park. From transforming the lives of young people and adults just beginning their careers to fueling innovation as park staff find new ways to tackle urgent and ongoing challenges, these gifts strengthen Shenandoah and build future resiliency.
In addition, dependable annual gifts make it possible for us to plan for upcoming years of growth and commit to funding critical projects and programs that protect and enhance the park for all to enjoy – for this and future generations.
Making an annual gift is easy, and you can choose whichever option is best for you:
- Online Donations: Use our secure online donation form to make a one-time or set up a recurring gift.
- Mail-In Donations: You can also send your contribution by mail to our office. Please make checks payable to the Shenandoah National Park Trust and mail them to 1750 Allied Street, Suite C, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
- Employer Matching: Many employers offer matching gift programs, doubling or even tripling the impact of your donation. Check with your employer to see if they participate in such programs.