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Future generations need our research. We're pursuing the science needed to help solve humanity's greatest environmental challenges.

Your gift powers science for environmental solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Donating to Cary Institute

What is your charity rating?

Charity Navigator: Charity Navigator has awarded Cary a 4-star rating—the highest possible.

GuideStar: Cary is a Gold-level GuideStar Exchange participant, meeting all GuideStar requirements and demonstrating a commitment to transparency.

How much of my gift goes to support programs?

100% of your gift goes directly to support scientific research, long term monitoring, and efforts to share our findings to help solve humanity’s greatest environmental challenges. Opportunities also exist to designate funds for special projects.

What is your financial picture?
What happens to my information when I make a gift?
Who do I contact with questions about donations?

Contact the Development Office at 845 677-7600 x203 or development@caryinstitute.org

How can I make a gift of stock or one from my mutual fund or retirement account?

Contact the Development Office at 845 677-7600 x203 or development@caryinstitute.org. We can provide you with the routing information you will need to make these arrangements.

What information should I include in my estate plans if I want to make a planned gift?

We offer this suggested language for an undesignated gift of either a specific amount or percentage of the remainder of your estate:

 “I devise and bequeath [all] or [__%] of the remainder of my estate to the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, PO Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545, to be used or disposed of as its Board of Trustees in its sole discretion deems appropriate.”

100% of your gift

Goes directly to support scientific research, long term monitoring, and efforts to share our findings to help solve humanity’s greatest environmental challenges. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference.

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Other Donation Methods

If you prefer to make your donation by mail, please download our donation form. You may also contact the Development Office at 845 677-7600 x203 or development@caryinstitute.org to make alternative arrangements.

In addition to your one-time donation, you can choose to support Cary Institute’s research and programs in a number of other ways including:

  • Stock & Mutual Funds
  • Planned Gifts
  • Memorial Tributes
  • Real Estate Gifts
  • Corporate Donations

Our Development Office would be happy to discuss gift-giving and project support opportunities.