Ways to Give Back to the Adirondacks

A Quick Guide on Giving Through Adirondack Foundation

Whether you want to make a gift, start your own fund, or leave a legacy,  there are many ways to give back to the Adirondacks through the Foundation...

Donations of Cash

Make an online donation to our Generous Acts Fund or any fund of your choice, or send a check (more below). In tax year 2020 under the CARES Act, there are universal deductions up to $300 for individuals, $600 for joint filers, and cash gifts for those who itemize are deductible up to 100% of adjusted gross income.

  • Checks can be made 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, and send to: Adirondack Foundation, PO Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946. 

Gifts of Stock

2020 market gains may provide an opportunity to gift appreciated stock. Donate shares and potentially get a tax deduction for 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


If you are or have reached 72 before January 1, 2020, direct your IRA’s required minimum distribution to Adirondack Foundation, tax-free. Please note: To maximize the tax benefit from this type of transfer, it is best if the gift is not directed to a donor advised fund. For more information, check out our blog on Understanding the IRA Charitable Rollover.

Planned Gifts

Become a member of our Legacy Family and support the Adirondacks years into the future through estate planning. Contact us for sample language or to discuss other ideas, including options for Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, or other versions of charitable trusts.

Insurance Policies

Designate Adirondack Foundation as a beneficiary.

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.

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