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Become a Compact Supporter today

The Cumberland River Compact is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to enhance the health and enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries in Tennessee and Kentucky. Your donation today will help us ensure that the Cumberland Basin continues to enjoy the precious resource of clean and abundant freshwater. Become a Compact Supporter today.

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History of the Cumberland River Compact

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$5 Recurring Donation

Have you considered making a recurring donation? A monthly recurring donation of as little as $5 really helps us to predict our income from donations. You can choose that option once you have selected the total amount that you want to give today.

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Sign The Cumberland River Compact

In 1780, 256 of the area’s earliest settlers signed the Cumberland Compact. We are their descendants. Just as our forefathers did more than two centuries ago, we have created a New Compact – the Cumberland River Compact. Add your name and become a part of history by pledging a one-time gift of $5,000 or more, payable over five years.

“Yes, I want to join my friends to protect the future of the Cumberland River Basin. I hereby indicate my intention to join the Cumberland River Compact’s Signer’s Campaign!”

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Planned Giving

A Gift That Lasts Lifetimes

Planned gifts ensure that the Cumberland River Compact can continue to protect our water, and our future — today, tomorrow, and always. Click below to learn more about different planned gifts you can make, and access free resources to help you get started.

Leave a Legacy Gift

Have you considered a legacy gift to the Compact? Creating a gift in your will or estate plan costs nothing today, but can support clean and abundant water for all — for generations to come. It’s a sustained gift that will impact our work for decades. Use this resource to write your legal will for free, and create a lasting legacy gift.

Give an IRA Gift

If you’re 70.5 or older, you’re eligible to make a tax-free contribution from your IRA to support the Cumberland River and its watershed. It’s a real-time gift with great tax benefits. Click here to learn more and get started on this taxwise gift.

Give a Stock Gift

Transferring appreciated stocks to the Cumberland River Compact is a tax-savvy way to keep our water healthy today — and save on your finances in the process. New to stock giving? No worries! Our free tool walks you through it, step-by-step. Click here to learn more.

Corporate Partners


Our program, 1% For Water, is a corporate commitment to support clean and abundant water for all. Our partners donate 1% of their profits to support our efforts to keep our water healthy.

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