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All the Ways to Support RPA!

As you know, healthy, intact forests and wetlands are vital to our well being and that of many other living things. You also know that it takes teamwork and vision to safeguard our natural areas.


The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance has been working since 2008 to conserve the woods, rivers, and wetlands of the Rensselaer Plateau from development and fragmentation. Over the past decade, the elbow grease of many caring individuals like you has paid off – over 13,000 acres on the Plateau have been conserved.


We have big visions for the future and there is more work to be done.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

(518) 712-9211

Tax ID: 94-3444825


Thank You!

Your support means so much. Thank you! If you have any questions about ways to support us or further your support please contact us at (518) 712-9211 or We also encourage you to join our mailing list to get the latest news and event updates.

Make a Donation Today



Mail a check to
Rensselaer Plateau Alliance

PO Box 790

Averill Park, NY 12018

Donate Stock

A gift of stock can provide you with financial and tax benefits while helping RPA. A gift of stock can be of higher value than if you were to sell the same stock and donate the cash.


Please contact our Executive Director Jim Bonesteel at or (518) 712-9211 Ext 101 for more information.

Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA

If you are 70½ years or older and must take the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA, a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) could be used to satisfy the RMD by making a direct, trustee-to-trustee transfer to RPA. By doing so, the RMD will not be reported as income thus lowering your taxable income.

Talk to your financial advisor, IRA custodian or accountant to determine if this would work for you.


Real Estate

Gifts of appreciated real estate avoid capital gains taxes and could entitle you to a deduction against your taxable income, based on your property’s current appraised value.


Please contact Executive Director Jim Bonesteel at

(518) 712–9211 Ext 101 or for a confidential discussion or talk to our partners at Realty Gift Fund for more details.

Note: if you wish to donate land for conservation please speak with Jim Bonesteel. 

Planned Giving

Consider making a planned gift. Options for planned giving include leaving a gift of any size in your will or making a planned donation of real estate. Your attorney may ask for our Tax Information:

EIN 94-3444825

PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018.  

Learn about the Legacy Giving Circle and Lanford Fund Bequest Challenge here! 

Please contact Executive Director Jim Bonesteel at (518) 712–9211 Ext 101 or for a confidential discussion.

Create A Free Will

If you do not have a Will,  you can create a Will for free at


When asked, "What do you care about", click "Choose another nonprofit" and enter:

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, EIN 94-3444825, address PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018. 

If you’ve included the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance in your will, we’d love to hear about it so we can thank you in person.

Donate Crypto

You can donate crypto currency by going to Crypto for Charity and choosing Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc. as the nonprofit. 

DTC number:



LPL Financial:

4707 Executive DriveSan Diego, CA 92121-3091


Business Address:

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.PO Box 790Averill Park, NY 12018

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