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Community Donations

We are proud to support many local organizations, communities, and causes through donations each year.

If you are looking for a donation like passes to the preserve, please follow the guidelines below.

Request Guidelines

Requests must be submitted under these guidelines:

  • Requests must be made¬†at least 4 weeks prior to when they must be received/returned.
  • All requests must be submitted online or by mail using the official form found below. We do not accept requests or inquiries about status by phone; phone calls will not be returned.
  • Your non-profit organization must have a 501¬©3 tax-exempt status. This number must be provided on the request form.
  • Requests must include the contact name, phone number, mailing address, and email contact.
  • Requests must provide the date of the event and purpose for the fundraising.
  • Only one donation request may be made per organization per year.
  • Donations will be available for pickup in the Gift Shop during normal business hours after receiving the request. If you prefer your donation to be delivered by mail, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Distribution guidelines:

  • All requests will go through the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve Community Relations Office.
  • Organizations will receive a maximum of 2 Catoctin Wildlife Preserve General Admission Passes.
  • Preference for passes will be given to organizations within Frederick County, MD.
  • All requests should be acknowledged within 30 business days.
  • Submitting a request does not guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.
  • Occasionally special donations may be offered at the discretion of the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve will not re-issue any passes that are lost, misplaced or expired. These passes are non-refundable. All passes must be redeemed by the expiration date on the passes, no extension will be provided.