Whether your interests lie in education, environmental and resource protection, visitor facilities or cultural heritage, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation can match your donation with the projects and programs that reflect your vision for the Parkway. You can make a difference through a one-time or monthly donation, gifts of stock, creating an endowment or fund, or giving through your workplace. With any gift, you are welcomed into our Community of Stewards, and receive our biannual newsletter, The Scenic, monthly e-newsletter, and annual report.
Make a donation to support the highest priority needs on the Parkway. Your one-time or monthly tax-deductible contribution will help preserve this magnificent national park unit and further the work the Foundation does to support it.
Your Name on the Parkway
Many of our projects focus on long-term renewal efforts along the Blue Ridge Parkway. You’ll find displays recognizing the donors who have given $100 or more in support of these important projects at the following locations.
- Peaks of Otter: Johnson Farm & Polly Woods Ordinary
- Mabry Mill
- Blue Ridge Music Center
- Doughton Park
- Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (minimum gifts of $500)
- Julian Price Memorial Park
- Rough Ridge
- Mount Pisgah
Honors and Memorials
The honor and memorial program is a thoughtful way to celebrate loved ones and friends who have enjoyed a deep personal connection with the Blue Ridge Parkway. Honor and memorial gifts can be made online or with our mail-in form.
You will receive an acknowledgement of the gift, and can select an individual to receive a card announcing the donation.
Make a Gift of Stock
When you donate securities, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value and do not pay capital gains tax on the appreciation. For more information, e-mail Ashley Edwards or call (866) 308-2773. Learn more
Many employers acknowledge their employee’s generosity by providing matching donations. Check with your company’s human resources representative for details. Employees of businesses that participate in EarthShare’s Workplace Giving, the Combined Federal Campaign, and State Employee Giving Campaign, and others can designate their contributions for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
By naming the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation in your will, you create an enduring legacy that protects this special place for generations to come. With a planned gift, you become a member of The André Michaux Society, which honors the French botanist and explorer who enlightened others about the natural wonders of our mountains. To discuss planned giving, e-mail Willa Mays or call (704) 267-1598.
Members receive a personalized certificate recognizing their dedication to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
When you shop at Amazon.com you can designate that a portion of proceeds from your purchases goes to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Signing up is easy: visit smile.amazon.com. If you already have an Amazon.com account, you'll be prompted to log in; if not, you'll be asked to create an account. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you'll be asked to choose a charitable organization to receive donations. Simply select the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, and every eligible purchase you make will help fund crucial initiatives.
No matter how you choose to give, we thank you for helping to preserve and protect the Blue Ridge Parkway!