The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth… the only home we shall ever know… – Edward Abbey

Wild nature needs you!

The Northeast Wilderness Trust is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible. The individuals, foundations, and businesses that support the Trust are the foundation of our land protection program.

If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to Northeast Wilderness Trust and mail to:

Northeast Wilderness Trust
17 State Street, Suite 302
Montpelier, VT 05602

Donate online

All online donations are processed through DonorBox. You can designate your gift for a specific project within the form. DonorBox will automatically issue you a tax receipt for your records.

Donor Advised Fund – (DAF) Direct

You can initiate a grant directly from your donor-advised fund (DAF) if you use Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, Greater Kansas Community Foundation®, or BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund®. Simply fill in the information below to initiate the process.

If your donor-advised fund is not listed above, please contact your fund directly to make a gift.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts to the Northeast Wilderness Trust of stock, bonds, mutual fund shares, and other publicly traded securities can often provide the donor with significant tax advantages. Please consult your tax adviser, and contact the Trust office at (802) 224-1000 or to discuss the details of making such a gift.

Planned Giving

There are several options for a planned gift for Northeast Wilderness Trust such as naming the Trust in your will, designating Northeast Wilderness Trust as a beneficiary of a trust, or through your retirement plan, bequest, or life insurance policy. Please consult your financial planner or attorney and contact us at (802) 224-1000 or  to discuss the details of making a planned gift.


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Northeast Wilderness Trust every time you shop, at no cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device and choose the Trust as the charitable organization to receive donations.

Northeast Wilderness Trust achieved Gold star level as a nonprofit member of GuideStar. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. This level demonstrates the Trust’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

Our Privacy Policy

The Northeast Wilderness Trust respects the privacy of its supporters and visitors to this website. The Trust does not sell, share, or rent information provided to us through this website or via email, phone, or postal service. You can have complete confidence that any personal information you share with us will be strictly protected in perpetuity—like the landscapes we work to protect.