Planned Giving

Charitable Giving

CPF works in partnership with landowners to protect natural areas, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat , scenic open space and historic sites and structures. There are significant potential tax benefits to donation of a qualified conservation contribution to CPF that meets the requirements of one or more of the following broad categories of conservation purposes:

  • the preservation of land areas for outdoor recreation by, or the education of, the general public;
  • the protection of a relatively natural habitat of fish, wildlife, or plants, or similar ecosystem;
  • the preservation of certain open space (including farmland and forest land); and
  • the preservation of a historically important land area or a certified historic structure.

To discuss charitable giving requirements and benefits and specific qualifying criteria, contact the CPF office.

Success Story

  • The Gorge Trail

    Come take a stroll through time!

    The Gorge Trail is a level, gently sloping path which follows 2 ½ miles of Chittenango Creek, and is popular spot for hikers and skiers.