Support the Conservancy

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Mathews Land Conservancy relies solely on private donations, grants and use fees for operations as well as property maintenance and improvements and project construction.  No local tax dollars are received from the County of Mathews.

We work hard to be a responsive steward of your donation dollars. As you contemplate your charitable giving, remember there are many ways you can contribute to the Mathews Land Conservancy — and meet your personal philanthropic goals.

Support the Conservancy in the way that’s right for you!

Donate and become a “Friend” of MLC
It’s never been easier to make a one-time, monthly or annual gift to continually support Mathews’ waterfront public access locations for everyone.

Donate by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

If you prefer not to donate online, please send your check to the Mathews Land Conservancy by mail to:
            Mathews Land Conservancy
            PO Box 306
            Mathews, VA 23109

Donate in Tribute/Memoriam
Making a gift in honor or memory of a relative or friend can be a touching gesture.  If you have a loved one who is passionate about providing public access to Mathews’ waterfront locations, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting the work of our mission.

Donate Stock & Securities
Donating stocks and appreciated securities is an excellent tax strategy for charitable giving. You can receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the shares you give to the Mathews Land Conservancy, and usually avoid all or part of any capital gains tax.

Your broker may transfer stocks or securities directly to the Mathews Land Conservancy.

Stock Transfer Information

**Please ask your broker to include your name, address and telephone number when transferring the specific gift to the Mathews Land Conservancy so we may acknowledge your generous gift and send you a letter for your tax records.

The Mathews Land Conservancy's Broker is:
Jay Black
Davenport & Company LLC
141 Technology Park Drive
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Phone: 804-435-7705

DTC Instructions
Davenport & Company
DTC#: 443
Account Name:  Mathews Land Conservancy
Account Number: DA4005660

Donate Land/Personal Property
A donation of land, cars, boats, etc. can have significant tax benefits.

Legacy Giving
Do you want providing access to the waterways of Mathews County to be a part of your legacy?  The Mathews Land Conservancy offers you a unique opportunity to create a lasting legacy to preserve the waterfront views for future generations through your estate plans.
·         Bequests – Once your family and friends are provided for, we hope you’ll consider leaving a gift to the MLC in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation.
·         Life Insurance – This is an affordable way to leave a gift to the MLC while also enjoying tax savings during your lifetime.

*If you are thinking of a planned gift, you should first consult with your family and lawyer or financial advisor.

Donate to the Mathews Land Conservancy Fund at the Mathews Community Foundation
Protecting special waterfront access locations in perpetuity requires financial resources that will last just as long.  Help MLC build a solid foundation for the future with a donation to our fund within the Mathews Community Foundation:

“Owens Foundation Endowment for the Mathews Land Conservancy Fund”

How the Fund Works:
Making your donation of any amount to the MLC Endowment Fund within the Mathews Community Foundation is like giving a gift that will keep on giving.  Once added to a fund, your money is invested and the MLC receives interest on the investment to use on current projects and operations as required.  The principle is reinvested for future years, giving MLC the financial stability to make effective long-term plans for the stewardship of Mathews County’s special waterfront places.


Donate to the Building Fund

Learn more about the ongoing building project at Williams Wharf and how you can help.
Click Here

More Ways to Give


Download the Giving Green form Here


Dorothy Fagan Art – Purchase a 16”x20” Limited Edition giclee, “Sunset” - $99


Bruce Nelson Photos – Purchase a 12”x18” Bruce Nelson photo print of “The Old Boathouse at Williams Wharf” (color or black and white) - $39


For more information, please contact Lynda Smith Greve in our office at 804-725-9685 or