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Help Conserve the Valley You Love

Your gift to Kestrel Land Trust has a direct impact on land conservation in the Connecticut River Valley. Your contribution helps Kestrel conserve the woodlands, farmland, and wildlands that make up the landscape we love. Kestrel makes your tax-deductible gift go further by leveraging it by a factor of 10 in local, state, and federal funds for land conservation projects. In 2013, Kestrel leveraged more than $4.5 million in public and private funding to protect 1,236 acres in perpetuity. Make your gift today to help protect the Valley you love!

Special note about corporate gift matching: You may be able to double the impact of your gift! Many companies will match, dollar for dollar, charitable gifts made by their employees to non-profit organizations. Check with your human resources department to learn whether your employer has a matching gift program and how to request that your gift to Kestrel Land Trust be matched.


1. Give Online via Credit Card or Electronic Check 
The most convenient and efficient way to support Kestrel Land Trust is to donate online using our secure giving page. You may make an online gift at any time using either your credit card or an electronic check. A receipt will be generated automatically and delivered to you by email.  To give online, click here.

2. Give by Check
Simply mail your tax-deductible gift to: Kestrel Land Trust, PO Box 1016, Amherst MA 01004.

3. Give Securities
Donating stocks that have appreciated since you purchased them may result in a tax savings. To ensure that you are credited accurately for your gift, please email before you make a transfer. Kestrel receives gifts of securities through our account at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts; the Foundation’s transfer instructions are found here.

4. Give by Wire Transfer 
If you would like to make a gift by wire transfer, please email for instructions. 

5. Consider a Legacy Gift
Planned gifts, many of which offer tax benefits to the donor, are an inspiring way to support land conservation in the Valley and, simultaneously, provide for your own and your family’s financial security. Please click here for more information about planned giving opportunities. 

Thank you for your generous support of land conservation!

If you have questions, please contact Monica Green, Development Director:

Telephone: 413-549-1097

Fax: 413-549-2700


Mailing address: PO Box 1016, Amherst MA 01004

Federal Identification Number:   04-6243236

Kestrel Land Trust is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

The information provided here about charitable giving should not be construed as financial, tax or legal advice. Before making your charitable gift, please consult as needed with your financial, legal and other advisors.

How Expensive Is Land Conservation?

Here is a ballpark estimate of how much it costs to protect one acre in the Valley:

1 acre of easily developable farmland: $20,000
1 acre of developable forestland: $5,000
1 acre of backland (no road frontage): $1,000
1 acre of wetland: $500

Thank you for your contribution.


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