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Other Ways to Donate

There are many ways to support American Whitewater beyond traditional cash donations. Here are several alternative donation methods that you can use to help us save rivers. American Whitewater is a registered non-profit 501©(3) organization, EIN # 23-7083760.

Monthly Giving

Contribute a minimum of $10 via credit card or electronic transfer from your bank account. Your monthly contribution automatically renews your annual AW membership. Contact our Membership Manager at carla@americanwhitewater.org or 1-866-262-8429 for details.

Via Check

If you'd like to make a donation via check, simply mail one to us at:

American Whitewater
P.O. Box 1540
Cullowhee, NC 28723


Include AW in your will or living trust. Bequests to AW are generally exempt from federal or state inheritance taxes, and subject to an unlimited deduction. Contact our Executive Director at mark@americanwhitewater.org or 828-586-1930 for details.

Combined Federal Campaign

Federal employees including federal civilians, military personnel and U.S. Postal Workers can donate to AW through the CFC, a once a year charitable fund raising program. Look for American Whitewater (Agency #11351) in the official CFC listing of eligible donors.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Convert a highly appreciated asset (such as real estate or stocks) into a lifetime income while minimizing income and estate taxes. Contact our Executive Director at mark@americanwhitewater.org or 828-586-1930 for details.

Employer Matching

Many employers will match your donations to non-profit organizations. This includes membership payments, as well as additional contributions. Ask your employer if they have a matching donations program.


Sell your items through the MissionFish program on eBay and the proceeds go directly to AW.


Donating appreciated stock to AW benefits both the donor and whitewater rivers and the donor receives two tax-related benefits. First, the gain on the stock is not subject to capital gains taxes. Second, the donor can deduct the value of the stock as a charitable contribution. Contact our Executive Director at mark@americanwhitewater.org or 828-586-1930 for details.

United Way

All federal campaigns, and a few of the local campaigns will allow you to donate to AW. Find your local United Way and request your donation go to AW.

Vehicle Donations

Turn that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting AW by donating it.

Other Assets

A gift of real estate to AW qualifies you for a tax deduction based on the property’s fair market value. If it is not a river access point, AW will sell the property and use the proceeds to protect access and restore rivers. Acceptance of property is subject to certain conditions. You may also be eligible to receive tax benefits for gifts of real property.

Charitable IRA rollover extension: For 2010 and 2011, donors aged 70½ or older are again eligible to move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charities without having to pay income taxes on the money.

Interested donors should check with your financial and tax advisors and AW on the feasibility and tax considerations of such gifts. For more information contact our Executive Director at mark@americanwhitewater.org or 828-586-1930 for details.