Ways to Give Back to the Adirondacks

A Quick Guide on Giving Through the Foundation

Give Online

Make an online donation to our Generous Acts Fund or any fund of your choice


If you are over age 70 ½, direct your IRA’s required minimum distribution to Adirondack Foundation, tax-free. Please note: This type of gift cannot be directed to a donor advised fund. For more information, check out our blog on Understanding the IRA Charitable Rollover.

Insurance Policies

Designate Adirondack Foundation as a beneficiary.

Gifts of Stock

Donate shares and get a tax deduction of the full market value of the stock on the date of the gift. If you wish to make a gift of appreciated stock, please contact Foundation CFO Linda Battin, 518.523.9904 or linda@adkfoundation.org.

Real Estate

Deed a home or property to take a charitable deduction now and support the Foundation upon sale of the property in the future.

Planned Gifts

Leave a legacy through estate planning that will support the Adirondacks years into the future. To discuss options including Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, or other versions of charitable trusts, please give us a call.

By Check

The easiest way to give and to garner a charitable deduction is to write a check. Make your check payable to Adirondack Foundation. If you know which fund you would like the gift to be directed to, please make note of it in the memo section on the check, or include a note with your check. Mail to: Adirondack Foundation, PO Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946

For more information about giving back to the Adirondacks through the Foundation or to discuss ideas with one of our staff members, contact us