Making a donation is a great way to help the Sourland Conservancy perform its mission, and because the Conservancy is a registered 501(c) tax exempt entity, your donation is tax-deductible as provided by law.
Ways to donate:
Making a cash donation is an easy and direct way to help the Conservancy. Donate online here.
Donor-advised funds are charitable giving accounts offered by a sponsoring organization that is designed as an accessible, simple and less expensive alternative to private foundations. Put your money in, let the sponsoring institution manage it and then make a donation to the cause of your choice. For more information call Sourland Conservancy trustee, Gary Johnston, at 609-452-2299.
When you donate the stock directly to a charity, there is no capital gains tax to pay, plus you are still eligible to deduct the full fair-market value of the asset you donated from your income taxes, up to the overall amount allowed by the IRS. The Sourland Conservancy has established a brokerage account with Vanguard to make it easy for donors to make a stock donation. For information on a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), please contact Vanguard’s Retirement Center at 800-205-6189. For a stock donation other than a QCD, please call Vanguard’s Personal Investment Center at 877-662-7447.
Bequests are gifts that are made as part of a will or trust. Any person can make a charitable bequest to a nonprofit organization, in any amount. Charitable bequests combine philanthropy and tax benefits. For more information contact the The Sourland Conservancy at (609) 309-5155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leverage your contribution to Sourland Conservancy by taking advantage of your employer’s charitable gift matching program.
Become a member
Sourland Conservancy members provide the financial support needed to accomplish our mission, pay our staff, and keep our work moving forward. Approximately half our revenue comes from membership dues. The Sourland Conservancy is a very lean nonprofit with only one full-time staff member. Your membership donation will go far: planning and coordinating restoration projects; creating educational videos; developing advocacy initiatives; hosting seminars, hikes, workshops, and more!
Members receive discounted admission to various Sourland Conservancy events including the Sourland Mountain Festival and the Sourland Spectacular, our printed semi-annual newsletter, “The Sourland Journal,” an invitation to our very special holiday party, and more!
Current Opportunities (Training is required for some.)
- Stewardship volunteers for habitat restoration & tree planting projects.
- Sourland Stewardship Crew: First and third Friday of each month, email stewards@Sourland.org for more information.
- Sourland Reforestation Plantings: We plan to host many of our large group plantings in the fall.
- Stream Monitoring (May 2022)
- Amphibian Crossing Guards
- Office Work
- Photography & Videography
- Marketing & Social Media
- Historical documentation
Opportunities for Scouts: Please contact us If you or your troop would like to volunteer for an event, participate in a planting or invasive species removal, maintain trails, or lead an Eagle or Gold Award project.
Volunteer at Events
- Sourland Mountain Festival: We are looking for volunteers to help support the 2022 event planned for 7/23/22. Sign up here if you would like to help us in planning and/or volunteering at the event.
- Sourland Spectacular: Help out at our annual cycling (9/10/22), hiking and trail running event. Sign up here.
- Tabling at events (festivals and fairs)
Please email us to be added to our volunteer list or for more details on volunteer opportunities: 609-309-5155 or email@example.com.
I wanted to volunteer with the Sourland Conservancy because I’ve grown up seeing how vital it is to my community. Hiking in the Sourland Mountains is one of the reasons why I began to care about the environment. I wanted to help make a difference, and volunteering was not only meaningful but also fun. Everyone is so supportive and helpful, and I got to learn more about the Sourland Conservancy and ways to help the environment.
– Kylie Chen
Become a business partner or sponsor an event
Sourland Conservancy business partners and event sponsors support our work – and the community – all year long. Your business, employees and customers will benefit, too! We offer several levels of support from $300 to $5000. Custom packages are available.
In addition to protecting our region’s pure water, clean air and critical habitat, sponsors and business partners receive valuable marketing and partnership opportunities.
Please call 609-309-5155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss details or request a partnership package with more information.