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 Catherine Cummings Theatre

    The Catherine Cummings Theatre is part of the Cazenovia Village Historic District, and is currently used by Cazenovia College and other local groups to host plays and special events.