Donate

Great trails don't just happen. They need help! The Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is a 501 c(3) nonprofit membership organization that helps create, advocate and connect trails across Michigan. Please join us by making a contribution. Your contribution allows us to nurture the relationships needed to get the job done, keep trails in the important conversations, provide information, mobilize our partners, and advocate for continued trail funding for acquisition, development, maintenance and programming. We are on the ground, everyday, seeing our mission through to completion.

Thank you for your support, your contribution will keep us moving at a strong pace to accomplish our shared goal.

Donate by Mail

To Donate by Mail or Fax, fill out the *interactive pdf donation form, print and mail to MTGA, PO Box 27187, Lansing MI 48909 or fax to 517.3

*If you are using "Firefox" browser, when the form opens look up in the top right corner of the browser and you will see a button with "Open With Different Viewer". Click the button and the form will open in pdf reader capable entering your information.

Donate Online

To Donate Online by Credit Card, click the “Donate Button”, and you will be taken to PayPal, a safe and secure site to pay. If you don’t have a PayPal account and want to pay by your credit card click on “Don’t have a PayPal Account” and fill out form and follow directions.

Make a Monthly Commitment

One of the easiest and best ways to support trails in Michigan is with an ongoing monthly donation. You can set up a sustaining donation of $10 or more per month through our online donation form. It's fast and convenient, and you can change the amount or cancel your gift at any time.  

Make a Memorial Donation

Please consider making a donation in memory or honor of someone who has loved trails and the many ways they bring health, recreation and joy to people and communities. Also consider donations to the Trails and Greenways Alliance as donations in lieu of flowers for memorial contributions.

Ask Your Employer About a Matching Gift

This is a perfect way to supercharge your gift with a matching donation from your employer. Many workplaces encourage this type of giving and already have programs that make this a very easy option. To get started, just contact your human resources department.

Make a Gift of Stock

Some members choose to support the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance by donating gifts of appreciated securities. In addition to providing crucial financial support for our work advocating for and building trails, you can save capital gains tax. It's a smart way to give. Please call us for more information.

Make a Bequest for Future Generations

Each of us wants to leave a gift for future generations. Your bequest to the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance accomplishes a greater good – the assurance that Michigan's trails will continue to be planned, built and maintained for years to come. It is your personal legacy – to invest in something that will last for generations and make Michigan a more inviting, healthier state.

There are several ways you can make provisions for the future of this important work:

  • Include a gift to the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance in your will.
  • Name the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance as the beneficiary of a trust or other vehicle such as your retirement plan, insurance policy or bank account.

All it takes is a call to your attorney or an addition to your will. And of course you may change or enhance your choice at any time.

Options for your bequest to the Alliance:

  • A specific dollar amount
  • A percentage of your estate's value
  • Designation of all or part of your life insurance or retirement plan proceeds.

Here's some sample language for your will: 

We urge you to consult your attorney in preparing your will. The following language may be helpful in providing a bequest to the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance:

"I give, devise, bequeath to the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Michigan, and with current business address of 1213 Center St., Lansing, MI 48906,   _______   (specific dollar amount, property, or percentage) to be used for its general purposes for supporting trails in Michigan."