Donations & Membership

Give a Gift to Wildlife

Your donation or membership will help preserve and protect open space for wildlife habitat on Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts.

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Membership:

Philanthropist–$1000 or more

Patron–$500

Benefactor–$250

Sponsor — $100

Family — $50

Individual — $35

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To join, use the Donate Button above (secure, safe credit card donations through PayPal) or you may use the printable membership form (pdf). Mail the completed form, along with your payment, to the address provided on the form.

If you prefer, you may use a credit card through the Network For Good – an easy-to-use, one-stop online resource designed to help people find volunteer and giving opportunities in their own communities. The Network for Good charges a small processing fee before passing your membership or contribution along to participating non-profit organizations like Orenda.

Donations:

Make a donation to Orenda through the Network For Good. Donations of any size are appreciated and your contribution will be used wisely to advance our programs and priorities. You can also apply your gift towards a specific purpose, such as land & wildlife protection. Donations of $35 or more entitle you to receive our semi-annual newsletter and news about other important programs and announcements as well as a complimentary Orenda window sticker. Donations of $250 or more entitle you to a complimentary Orenda baseball cap. Donations over $500 receive all of the above plus an Orenda T-shirt. And donations over $1,000 receive a framed photo land or wildlife photo and all of the above. All donors receive a listing in our publicized acknowledgments and a thank you letter that can be used to claim a donation on your tax return.

Leave a Legacy

A bequest is a wonderful way to create a lasting land legacy. A simple provision in your will (“I leave $______ to Orenda Wildlife Land Trust, with its principal offices at 4011 Main Street, Cummaquid, MA 02637 for its wildlife habitat protection program.”) will help Orenda continue to preserve remaining wildlife habitat on Cape Cod and will decrease your heirs’ estate taxes. Our mailing address is PO Box 669, West Barnstable, MA 02668

Orenda can accomplish so much when supporters remember us in their wills. A generous gift of $20,000 enabled Orenda to purchase the No Bottom Pond Sanctuary in Brewster because of a donor’s thoughtful planning. The David Nelson Sanctuary in Plymouth was created when the donor transferred ownership of his property to Orenda in his will, fulfilling his heartfelt desire to preserve and protect wildlife habitat.

A 60 acres sanctuary on the south shore will come into our care and a generous land stewardship endowment has been created in anticipation, to help take care of it when we become its stewards.

Orenda sincerely thanks all of its supporters who have already named Orenda in their wills.

Create a Memorial/ Honor A Friend

An especially meaningful way to remember or honor a friend or loved one is to give a donation in their name. Memorial donations are a lasting tribute and another way to help Orenda acquire and maintain protected open space wildlife sanctuaries. Several special memorial donations have helped Orenda acquire and provide stewardship to several sanctuaries in Mashpee. Orenda acknowledges each donation received in honor or memory of someone with a personal letter of thanks. For more information about donations in honor or memory of a friend or loved one, please call Orenda at (508) 362-4798 or email us at orenda@comcast.net.

Give a Gift of Appreciated Securities

Consider a gift of appreciated securities to Orenda. If you have held stocks or bonds for more than one year and they have increased in value, you are likely eligible for a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value. A gift of this type allows you to avoid the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the securities. Orenda’s Smith’s Dock Sanctuary in West Barnstable was made possible through a donation of appreciated securities, as was Orenda’s capacity to protect critical habitat on the Child’s River in Waquoit. Please call Orenda at (508) 362-4798 or email us at orenda@comcast.net to learn more about making a gift of appreciated securities.