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VINS Nature Center
10am to 5pm Daily

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802.359.5000 x212
8am to 5pm

Make a Gift Today*

Thank you for your support and sharing our goals of connecting people to the environment and stewarding future environmental advocates.

Your contribution enables us to:

  • bring an engaging educational experience to all ages through private experience, field trips, school programs, nature camps, and community outreach;
  • rehabilitate and care for hundreds of birds each year;
  • promote environmental field research that changes the way we interact with our natural world.

To make a contribution, you can visit our secure donation website, mail a check, or donate in person at the VINS Nature Store.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Dave Eastman at 802.359.5000 x242.

*Your donation is tax-deductible. Donations may not be applied towards a VINS Membership. If you are interested in becoming a VINS Member, visit vinsweb.org/join.

Or mail your gift to: VINS Nature Center, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, VT 05059.

You can make multi-year or monthly pledges in support of VINS. Complete one of the following forms and mail your gift to: VINS Nature Center, P.O. Box 1281, Quechee, VT 05059.

Donating stock or other appreciated assets can provide you with significant tax benefits. For information on how to transfer securities, please download our Stock Transfer Instruction form. We recommend you speak with your financial planner or tax advisor for more specific information on how a gift of appreciated assets can best benefit you.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Mary Davidson Graham at mgraham@vinsweb.org or 802.359.5000 x219.

VINS welcomes corporate support and offers a wide range of corporate sponsorship opportunities. 

Many companies offer Employee Matching Gift Programs that multiply your individual contribution. Please ask your personnel or benefits manager if your company has a matching gifts program and about the forms you need to submit to qualify.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science Tax ID: 03-0231665

Honor all sorts of occasions by making a gift in honor or in memory of someone. This unique gift is ideal for birthdays, holidays, weddings, or just about any occasion. You can also remember a loved one by making a special memorial contribution to VINS in his/her name. Memorials represent meaningful and thoughtful tributes. Please mail in your gift with a Commemorative Gift form or make a secure online gift:

The Soaring Society represents those who have demonstrated their loyal commitment to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science at the giving level of an annual gift of $10K and more, and shown their shared dedication to our mission to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Mary Davidson Graham at mgraham@vinsweb.org or 802.359.5000 x219.

By including the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in your estate planning, you can support VINS while making a tax-wise gift for the future. A bequest is a simple statement in your will that directs a gift to VINS. The most common bequest is an unrestricted gift of a specified dollar amount or percentage of your residual estate. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you or your legal and financial advisors to help with the appropriate language.

You may also work with your financial and legal advisors and VINS to consider a variety of charitable trusts or life income plans. These plans often offer a noteworthy combination of tax benefits, an income stream for the donor and a future contribution to VINS.

A gift of retirement funds or life insurance can be made simply by naming Vermont Institute of Natural Science as the beneficiary of an existing or a new policy.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science Tax ID: 03-0231665

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Mary Davidson Graham at mgraham@vinsweb.org or 802.359.5000 x219.

Donations to the VINS Nature Camp Scholarship Fund are always welcome. Scholarships are wonderful opportunities which give the children of families in need of support the chance to join our camp community.

If you would like to make a gift to support this important program, make sure to select the Camp Scholarship Fund option on the online donation form or please email camps@vinsweb.org for more information.

There are many other ways to support VINS aside from monetary donations, such as donating services, goods, and supplies. This is always a wonderful option and VINS is always in need.

A few ways to find items to donate are to:

  • Visit the VINS Amazon Wish List for Rehabilitation and Education needs. (use AmazonSmile while doing this and it’s twice a gift!)
  • Email info@vinsweb.org and ask what may be needed most for the season.

Support VINS through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon with the added bonus of being able to help an organization of your choice. By shopping with AmazonSmile, a portion of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to VINS, at no additional cost to you.

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Choose VINS as your organization to support.
  4. Checkout as usual and support VINS for no additional cost to you.

We Rely on You

VINS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, wholly supported by memberships, admission and program fees, gifts, and grants. Donors will be listed in VINS Annual Report. VINS will not sell, trade, or share any donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. VINS Tax ID: 03-0231665.