The Nantucket Conservation Foundation is a member-supported organization that does not receive any governmental assistance or tax revenue for its funding. The success of our efforts depends entirely upon voluntary contributions from individuals who share our concern for the Island’s natural beauty and its future. Each and every gift is important and helps to sustain the Foundation’s mission.

Checks, Money Orders, and Credit Cards

Checks and money orders may all be sent to us at Post Office Box 13 Nantucket, MA 02554. Credit cards may be used by either using our secure online donation form by clicking here or by calling the Development office at (508) 228-2884.

Wire Transfers

Please click here to request detailed wiring instructions and account information.

Securities, Stock, and Mutual Funds

Gifts of appreciated securities have a double benefit for the donor. The security’s full market value is tax-deductible and, if the securities have appreciated in value, capital gains taxation may also be avoided.


Procedures for giving gifts of securities:

Securities in Book Entry Form – Instruct your broker not to sell the securities but to transfer them to: Fridmar & Zhen Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. Attn:
Leon Fridmar DTC # 8862
Account # 72F-04002
Telephone: (617) 528-4511
Fax: (617) 830-4858

Physical Securities – Please send the actual shares, without any endorsement or assignment to: Fridmar & Zhen Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Attn: Leon Fridmar
100 Federal Street, 17th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Please also call the Foundation’s Finance Department at (508) 228-2884 to notify us of your gift.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations and businesses will match donations made by their employees (both current and retired). Matching gifts can often double, or even triple, the original value of the gift. If you are interested in pursuing a match from your company, please check with their human resources department or personnel office for details.

Gifts in Kind

Individuals and businesses have been very supportive of the Foundation’s mission by offering products, discounted goods, services and other in-kind gifts that have been of great value to the Foundation’s day-to-day operations, special events and care of our properties.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these giving options or if you would like to make a donation, please contact the development department at

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Contributions are deductible to the full extent of applicable tax regulations. Please be sure to consult with your financial and legal advisors regarding your donations and estate planning.