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Make a General Donation

We rely completely on donations and membership dollars to carry out our mission to help fund key park projects. We welcome general donations that give us the freedom to direct funds to where they are needed most or you can donate directly to our special funds.


Donate to our Special Funds

Interested in donating to one of our special funds?
You can donate directly to our special funds by clicking the button below.

Help Friends support the repair of the popular and picturesque Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail near the Marconi Site in Wellfleet. In 2017, the generosity of our donors enabled Friends to help re-open the Red Maple Swamp Trail at Fort Hill in Eastham that had been closed for several years due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Our current goal is to raise $75,000 to help fund reconstruction of the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail to prevent it falling into a state of disrepair that could risk its closure to the public. 


Joshua A. Nickerson Fund 

 Nickerson Conservation Fellows

Nickerson Conservation Fellows

Joshua A. Nickerson, an original member of the National Seashore Advisory Commission and its Chairman from 1966-77, held a life-long concern for the Lower Cape region. He was a staunch supporter of conservation values as the Seashore's programs and facilities developed in the park’s early years. In this spirit, the fund, established in 1992, receives, manages, and disburses monies to support one or more Nickerson Conservation Fellows selected through an application process administered by the Seashore. 



Arnold Ostwald Memorial Fund 

 Buttonbush Trail for the visually impaired.

Buttonbush Trail for the visually impaired.

Mr. Ostwald was a blind volunteer at the Seashore who believed that his visual impairment could be used to promote an awareness of nature and the outdoors through the use of other senses. He initiated a series of public guided walks for the visually impaired and worked with Seashore rangers to equip the Buttonbush Trail with guide ropes, Braille text, touch exhibits and a graded path. In his memory, monies received by this fund are used to maintain the Buttonbush Trail and contribute to improving and ensuring accessibility at other National Seashore facilities.


William A. Petitt Memorial Fund 

 Atwood-Higgins House

Atwood-Higgins House

Mr. Petitt, a Cape Cod National Seashore volunteer, helped to organize, care for and preserve museum collections at Salt Pond Visitor Center, the Atwood-Higgins complex and the Captain Edward Penniman House. Donations made to this fund at the outset of the memorial program were used to acquire a nucleus of books for establishment of a much-needed curator's reference library. Monies now received are used to enhance the archives through further acquisition of historical objects and out-of-print books.


Gift in Memory or Honor of a Loved One

Many people have chosen to pay tribute to someone special with an Honorary Gift or Memorial Gift. If you wish to make your tax-deductible donation in honor of, or in memory of a special person:


if you wish to send a donation

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Planned Giving 

You can help assure that future generations will be able to enjoy the natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and historic landmarks of the Cape Cod National Seashore by leaving a gift to the Friends in your will, or including the Friends in trust documents.  Consult your lawyer or tax advisor about opportunities for making charitable donations of money and other assets. 

Contact us at info@fccns.org with questions and to request more information to assist you.