There are Many ways You Can Help!

This year we are asking you to dig deep—by doing so and supporting the Winnakee mission, you are making a significant impact in your community. Our vision is clear and you are part of that vision—we exist to conserve land and connect communities.

Support the 2017 Year End Campaign

How much can you give? Your contribution makes an impact…
Every dollar helps Winnakee achieve our core mission. Please dig deep and give what you can. Your dollars support our small non-profit in our efforts to conserve land and connect you to that land. Can you donate this year to help us achieve our goals?

Your support keeps the natural world our primary focus…
This is a pivotal year for Winnakee as we transition to our newly updated strategic plan and begin the work of updating our land conservation plan. These important planning tools will determine our environmental impact in the communities we serve for the next five years and beyond. Currently, the Winnakee Board members and staff are beginning the implementation of our new strategic plan focusing on several goals and initiatives to bring into focus and improve Winnakee’s work in our Community. Most important is the goal at the heart of our core mission: Effective Land Conservation and Community Connectivity.

You inspire us and unlock our potential, making all of this happen with your support.


Owned by Winnakee Land Trust, Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill is one of the highest points in the Town of Rhinebeck. From the peak of the Hill you can glimpse the Hudson River, see the spires and silos of the surrounding countryside, and enjoy a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains to the West and the Taconic Mountains to the east.

Become a Member

Winnakee’s members are an essential source of support and the best way to stay connected to Winnakee’s work.

  • $50          Friend
  • $100        Steward
  • $250        Patron
  • $500        Benefactor
  • $1,000     Conservator
  • $2,500     Visionary
  • $5,000     Illuminati

Membership dues may be paid by check or credit card.

Mail checks to Winnakee Land Trust, PO Box 610, Rhinebeck, NY  12572 or call us at (845) 876-4213.

Click here  to JOIN TODAY


Rather make a one-time donation, you can opt for monthly giving. It’s easy to do and ensures that Winnakee has a greater measure of financial stability in its annual budget. Your recurring monthly donation ensures that we will continue to protect our farms, forests, and wetlands. Click here to become a SUSTAINING MEMBER (click the ‘make this a monthly recurring donation’ button.)

You can donate with confidence, knowing that you are contributing to an accredited, effective, fiscally responsible organization that’s having a real impact on local land and our quality of life. Click here to DONATE TODAY


Often companies will double – or even triple – their employees’ charitable contributions, increasing the impact of your gift. Some employers also match gifts made by retirees, spouses, and board members. Check whether your employer offers this benefit! By taking advantage of the matching gift program at your workplace, you can double or even triple your contribution to Winnakee.

Send Corporate Matching-Gift Documents to:

Winnakee Land Trust
Development Manager
187 East Market St.
P.O. Box 610
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


By giving appreciated property like stocks or bonds, you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciation, receive a tax deduction for the full value of the gift, and support Winnakee Land Trust. When Winnakee receives a stock gift, our policy is to sell the stock as soon as possible after receipt. If you wish to donate stock, call the Winnakee office at 845-876-4213 and speak with Executive Director Gregg Swanzey.

Winnakee Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Winnakee will not share or sell a donor’s personal information, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Winnakee’s Tax ID#:14-1722963