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Support ICG’s Scholarship Fund

Our vision is that every child has the basic human right to play, learn, and grow outdoors, and that every child develops a life-long relationship with the living world.

Scholarships are critical to how ICG achieves our mission, allowing us to serve families with the greatest need. We provide some amount of scholarship to more than 20% of camp families. 

This year our scholarship need is $20,000, doubling from last year! We are fortunate to have a recent commitment of a $10k matching gift from a private donor and now we need you.

Will you help us raise $10,000 by Earth Day, April 22nd?

Every child has the right to play, learn, and grow outdoors. 

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There’s several ways to support The Garden

Help Grow YOUR Garden

Ithaca Children’s Garden is YOUR garden. Help it continue to grow with your generosity, participation, and enthusiasm. There are limitless opportunities for you to give to the Garden and every contribution is sincerely appreciated.

Make a Gift

Your support powers authentic childhood experiences that are as unique as each child who strolls or (runs!) through our gates.

Make a secure, online gift

Help us bring nature play to EVERY CHILD in our community with a generous gift that keeps ICG, and the children who play here, growing.

Make secure, online gift

Make a gift by mail

To make a gift by mail with a check, please print the form below and include it with your gift. Mail donations to:
Ithaca Children’s Garden, 112 W. Marshall St., Ithaca, NY 14850

Download Giving Form

Prosperity through participation:

Being a loyal and enthusiastic visitor is a gift to the Garden in itself. Connecting with us on social media, signing up for our newsletter, and signing the guestbook when you visit are all ways you can give back to the Garden.

Shop selflessly:

Every time you shop using Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Ithaca Children’s Garden Inc. to help keep the Garden growing. You can also purchase a real gift that ICG can start using right away. Take a look at our online registry for a list of items the Garden needs most.


Your generous gift makes ICG’s critical work possible. Thank you!

Plan a Legacy Gift

Continue your commitment to transforming lives in our community.

By making a planned gift to Ithaca Children’s Garden through your Will or estate plan, you can create a personal legacy and make a lasting impact to ensure Ithaca Children’s Garden will serve families and children for many generations to come.

There are many ways to plan a future gift to ICG. The most common are

Beneficiary Designations:

You can name ICG as a beneficiary in your retirement plan, annuity, and life insurance policy. This is the easiest way to give a future gift. Just ask your plan provider for a beneficiary designation form and include Ithaca Children’s Garden (EIN 52-2291247) to receive a specific amount or percentage of assets.


You can affirm your commitment to the next generation of environmental stewards by including Ithaca Children’s Garden in your Will or living trust. Download a pdf for sample language for bequests you can bring to your attorney or estate planner; they can help draft the language and tailor it to your wishes.

Contact us if you’re interested in tax-advantaged ways to give, including charitable IRA rollovers, giving through a donor-advised fund, and donating appreciated securities,  or to learn about other ways to give. We are excited to hear from you! It will be our pleasure to help answer your questions.


If you have already included ICG in your estate plan, please let us know so we can stay in touch and recognize you as a member of our legacy society.  We’d also appreciate the opportunity to thank you for your generosity.

Ithaca Children’s Garden is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. EIN: 52-2291247. ICG’s mailing address is 704 W Buffalo St, #4 Ithaca NY 14850.

At ICG membership is FREE for all

ICG is a Garden for everyone, so our membership is FREE for everyone.

As an ICG member, you will receive monthly news, information on what’s happening, and occasional giveaways (like houseplant and seed freebies).

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How is it possible to offer free memberships?

The Hive! ICG’s community of dedicated monthly supporters help to ensure that everyone has access to the benefits of membership.

Do you want to help support free memberships for all?

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Volunteer: All hands on deck!

The Garden grows because of volunteers just like you.

The bounty of ICG could not exist without our cherished corp of volunteers. As our ever evolving list of projects grows, we depend on the truth of that old adage—many hands truly do make light work! Volunteer opportunities are plentiful for those of varying skills, availability, and interests. Whether it is event tabling, weeding, serving on a committee, or harvesting produce for a food bank donation—there is a place for you at ICG. Your generous contribution of time, work, and energy makes our impact possible.

How to Volunteer

For individuals, the first step is to complete a brief Volunteer Interest Form. Interested in group volunteering or corporate service? Fill out this Volunteer Group Interest Form.

 These forms help us match you and your interests with upcoming opportunities and roles. After completing the form, we will be in touch via email.

 You are also welcome to submit your inquiry via our Contact Page. Or for more information, please email or call us at (607) 319-4203. We look forward to working with you!

Volunteer Interest Form (for individuals)
Volunteer Interest Form (for groups)

Join The Hive

Coming soon: The Hive!

Do you want to transform lives for families and children through connection to nature? Join our community of monthly donors, doing just that each and every month.

June 2021,  join world-changers just like you and become a member of The Hive

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Faces of Philanthropy

Why do you love & support The Garden?

Photographer Sarah Clapp asked this question to some of ICG’s incredible members, partners, and Garden enthusiasts, and the outcome was simply beautiful. The resulting exhibition, Photographing Philanthropy for the Love of Humanity, debuted at ICG’s 2017 Annual Celebration and perfectly encapsulates the role of the Garden in the lives and hearts of ICG devotees. See for yourself!