Make a Gift!

Since closing the doors to the Hitchcock Center in March due to the pandemic, we have adapted our programming to offer safe in-person and virtual environmental and outdoor learning programs. Our award-winning programs, which foster environmental stewardship and understanding, also improve social, academic, physical and psychological health, especially in young children. 

Today, we are uniquely positioned to assist our community during these challenging times. You can help

The Hitchcock Center continues to experience a dramatic reduction in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 virus. We have had to limit the class size of our in-person programs and cancel essential fundraising events. Despite this, we are working hard to pivot our programs to meet the critical educational and social-emotional needs of our community through: new outdoor programming, one of the safest learning environments during this pandemic; engaging, fun and interactive pre-K–6 virtual programs to improve learning outcomes for students; and professional development programs to strengthen teacher practice in using the outdoors for nature-based STEM education. 

And while we are experiencing financial difficulty, we know many others are as well. We have launched a new sliding-scale fee structure that provides discounts of 25%–50% of the actual program cost, in order to be responsive to households who are economically stressed and low-income. 

By making a donation you provide critical support for the Hitchcock Center’s mission to educate and to inspire action for a healthy planet. Thank you!

Become a Monthly Sustainer

Our Monthly Sustainers provide convenient, steady support that we can count on in planning our programming offerings. When you become a Monthly Sustainer, your membership will continue to renew automatically, ensuring you are always an active member of the Hitchcock Center!

You can make your Monthly Sustainer gift directly and easily from your bank account each month, avoiding fees and changing credit card information.

To set up your gift via ACH, please email or call Shelly Kahan, Development & Database Coordinator: 413-256-6006.

One-Time Contributions, Planned Giving, Honorary and Memorial Giving

Gifts of all sizes are a critical part of our success. Celebrate a special birthday, milestone, friend, or family member by making a gift in their honor, or sending them a gift membership!

Other Ways to Give

To give by check: Please mail checks to Shelly Kahan, Development & Database Coordinator,  Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002.

To give directly from your bank account (ACH): Please email or Shelly Kahan, Development & Database Coordinator: 413-256-6006.

Learn more about donating a vehicle, or supporting the Hitchcock Center while you shop.

 The Hitchcock Center is pleased to be participating in the Card to Culture Program, serving EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders.

To learn about these benefits, please email Shelly Kahan with your full name, mailing address, contact phone number, email, and the type of program you are enrolled in (EBT, WIC, and/or ConnectorCare).



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