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The C&O Canal Association welcomes contributions to assist its work. Donations may be made online or by postal mail. Donors may choose any of four funds:
- Kenneth Rollins C&O Canal Fund, a revolving fund to support current projects and programs in and for the C&O Canal National Historical Park
Donations to these funds are separate from membership dues. To join the association or renew, visit our membership page.
For the convenience of those donating by postal mail, a printer-friendly donation form is available. Your contribution to the Association’s efforts to protect and assist the C&O Canal National Historical Park will be sincerely appreciated.
Checks may be made payable to the C&O Canal Association and mailed to:
C&O Canal Association
PO Box 366
Glen Echo, MD 20812-0366
Contributions received without a Fund designated will normally be placed in the Kenneth Rollins C&O Canal Fund. However, we will appreciate your indicating the Fund for which your donation is intended. The C&O Canal Association is a volunteer organization. No administrative overhead is taken from donations; the entire amount is used for the specific Fund's purpose.
Contributions will be acknowledged by a letter to the donor, and will also be listed in our quarterly newsletter, Along The Towpath. Please let us know if you prefer your contribution to be anonymous.
If you wish to make a memorial donation, please include the name of the person in whose memory the donation is given.
The C&O Canal Association is a non-profit organization as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Documents available for your review are:
- Treasurer’s Annual Report for 2015, 2016, and 2017
- Associationís IRS Form 990-EZ for 2013, 2015, and 2017. (The 2014 return was a postcard.)
Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are also available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage.