Contributions are necessary for the long-term goals and current needs of RNC. Without donations, the nature center would not be able to flourish and grow. We have various areas of service and types of donations to choose from. You are also welcome to call in or bring in your donations. Thank you for donating and helping us keep the Hill Country beautiful.


Tip: Make sure to type in the donation amount where it says 0.00 on the next page.

Once you have clicked the donate link above ^ to pay by card or PayPal. Let us know who you are and the reason for the donation with the form below. We appreciate your generosity! Thank you.

•MEMORIALS are made in remembrance of a deceased loved one, relative or friend.

HONORARIA are made as a gift for a birthday, special event, Christmas, or to honor someone who has made a special contribution to an organization.

•ENDOWMENT FUND has been established to generate income that eventually will be used for RNC operating expenses.

•LAND ACQUISITION FUND is a separate fund reserved for opportunities to expand the site of the RNC.

•VEHICLE DONATIONS INVITED RNC has made arrangements to receive donations of vehicles. Vehicles in good working order bring the most money, of course, but all we absolutely have to have are the keys and the title. RNC gives the donor a certificate of contribution for the fair market value. RNC will sell the cars to wholesalers and retain the money. It’s hassle-free and easy. Help us pass the word. RNC would love to have your vehicles. If you have a vehicle to donate, please call the Nature Center at
(830) 257-4837

•SPECIAL PROJECTS may be approved by the Board.

The Charitable IRA Rollover is Again available for those over 70½! 
President Obama signed legislation extending the charitable IRA rollover for 2010 and 2011. This allows individuals 70½ or older to make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 now, to qualified charitable organizations, like Riverside Nature Center, using funds transferred directly from their IRAs.  If you act by Jan. 31, 2011, you can make a gift effective for 2010—plus, you can make a second contribution for 2011 anytime between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.

How this Benefits You
• The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you will receive the benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions. .
• The transfer may count against your unsatisfied required minimum distribution.
• You’ll make an immediate impact on Riverside Nature Center, allowing you to witness the benefits of your generosity.

If you need help or have questions, need more information or would like to make a gift, please contact the RNC office at 830-257-4837.

Your tax or estate planning attorney may also be or service to you.

Don’t let this tax-wise opportunity to give today pass you by.