Ways to Give

The Forever-Wild Circle of monthly donors provide a critical, stable foundation for Northeast Wilderness Trust’s work. Members receive custom, limited-edition bandannas and other perks as thank-you gifts for their steady support.

We invite you to join the Forever-Wild Circle by signing up as a monthly donor today!

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock, bonds, mutual fund shares, and other publicly traded securities often provide significant tax advantages. Donating securities to Northeast Wilderness Trust is simple. Your financial broker can make a direct electronic transfer to the Charles Schwab account held by the Wilderness Trust. Here’s how:

Step 1: Give your financial broker the following information

Securities Donations – Delivery to: Charles Schwab
DTC 0164
Account (A/C) Name: Northeast Wilderness Trust
A/C #: 5457-0792

Step 2: Let us know

Please let us know of your gift as soon as the transfer is initiated so we can thank you. You can call 802.224.1000 x 111 or email Nicie Panetta.

Your gift creates a wilder future for generations to come. Place by place, project by project, together we are setting the stage for a more resilient landscape—places that will be bastions of beauty, integrity, and abundance. Thank you!

Ancient Forest Society

The Ancient Forest Society recognizes and celebrates those who have made a planned gift to guide the Wilderness Trust far into the future. Just as the wild places we safeguard will last far beyond any one lifetime, Ancient Forest Society members create a legacy that will endure for generations. Through the vision and generosity of members, the Northeast will always know what it is to love the wild.

Planned gifts are a surprisingly easy option for high-impact giving, either by making Northeast Wilderness Trust a beneficiary of a will or retirement account, or creating a charitable giving annuity.

To learn more about including the Wilderness Trust in your philanthropic plans, please contact Nicie Panetta at 802.224.1000 ext. 111 or by email

Donor-Advised Funds

If you have a donor-advised fund (DAF) at Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, DAFDirect makes it easy to support Northeast Wilderness Trust by giving directly from your fund.

Business Alliance

Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Business Alliance is an essential ingredient of our wildlands conservation success. Becoming a member of this business partnership program is an opportunity to give back to Nature. Ways to get involved include…

  • Share a percentage of your business profits as an annual or quarterly contribution towards the Wilderness Trust’s work or a specific Preserve with a special connection to your business
  • Partner on creating a one-off product, with a portion of the sales benefitting Northeast Wilderness Trust
  • Sponsor an event
  • Donate in-kind goods or services for our fundraising raffles
  • Match employee donations to Northeast Wilderness Trust
  • Provide volunteer opportunities on a wilderness preserve or at an event

Business Alliance

Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Business Alliance is an essential ingredient of our wildlands conservation success. Becoming a member of this business partnership program is an opportunity to give back to Nature.

Spirit Sanctuary

Northeast Wilderness Trust is a proud partner of the Spirit Sanctuary. This three-acre green burial ground rests in the heart of the Split Rock Wildway in Essex, New York, and was created by the Eddy Foundation. At the Spirit Sanctuary, people will naturally become a part of the earth and nourish a forever-regenerating forest. It is, and forever will be, a place of protected habitat for native plants, birds, and other animals. By choosing a green burial you can support Northeast Wilderness Trust and leave a lasting environmental legacy.