The Center relies entirely on the generosity of Members and donors to conserve the largest privately owned tract of land within Philadelphia city limits. Donors help to protect native flora, habitat, and the streams that originate on our property and feed the Schuylkill River: the source for drinking water for our region. Our open space is also a living classroom for thousands of Greater Philadelphia K-12 schoolchildren. They explore nature and learn environmental science and ecology concepts through hands-on programs at The Center.

In addition to Land Restoration and Environmental Education programs, The Center is well-known for its native species Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic and site-specific Environmental Art program.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we operate solely on private donations. Because we are not a city, state, or federal park, we are not supported by any tax revenues. Individuals, small businesses, and institutional donors can support our mission in a number of ways!

  1. Target your gift
  2. You can direct your total gift or a portion of your gift to your favorite department (Environmental Education, Environmental Art, Land Restoration, or Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic) by providing instruction with each gift.  Contact the Director of Development with questions.

  3. Gifts in Memory or In Honor of Friends, Family or Loved Ones
  4. Honor a loved one’s commitment to wildlife, conservation issues, nature, or environmental education through tribute gifts made in memory of a decedent or in honor of an anniversary, birthday, bar/bat mitzvah or other special event. Annual Gift Memberships at every level are also available!

    For tribute gifts of $25.00 or more, we will send a handwritten notification of the gift to your honoree or a specified individual. Contributing donors always receive a formal acknowledgement for tax purposes.

    The Schuylkill Center currently recognizes Memorial contributions biannually on our website.

  5. All Seasons Monthly Giving Club
  6. *Coming Soon!

  7. Payment Options
  8. Donations to The Center can be made using cash, check, credit card (we cannot accept Discover), money orders or via securities transfer. You can make a gift in the following ways:

    *in person at The Center during regular business hours (M-Sat 8:30-5:00)

    *by mail (all donations should be sent to the Main Education Buillding at 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road)

    *over the phone with a credit card or check by calling the Development office at (215) 482-7300

    *online using the form provided.

    The Schuylkill Center’s Federal Tax ID is 23-1654975.

    Our United Way SEPA Donor Designation Number is 10620.

  9. Gift Acknowledgements & Recognition
  10. All donors receive an acknowledgement of their gift within 2-3 business days after their gift is received.

    If you do not receive a tax acknowledgement letter or require a replacement, please contact us and we will be happy to assist!

    Please note that per IRS requirements, donors are responsible for valuing any in-kind contributions. Schuylkill Center staff cannot value your in-kind gifts, though we endeavor to provide all in-kind donors with a receipt for their in-kind contribution. Unless a donor or Member wishes to remain Anonymous, all contributions above $40.00 are recognized in our Annual Report. Annual Appeal and Foundation/Corporate contributions are recognized in our quarterly newsletter, The Quill.  

  11. Donor Privacy Policy
  12. The Center adheres to the Association of Fundraising Professional’s (AFP’s) Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethical Principles and Standards for Fundraisers. (These documents are available for free by download on the AFP’s website.) This means that we do not and will never sell, rent, trade, or share the names, email or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our supporters with any outside business or organization.

    With questions, contact Patricia Boyle, Development Assistant, at (215) 482-7300 or

    The official registration and financial information of The Schuylkill Center may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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