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Ways to Give


Your gift has a ripple effect. When you make a tax-deductible donation today, you’re helping to expand the impact of our projects and programs to the areas of the watershed that need them most. Watch your gift grow with a one-time or monthly gift to the Cumberland River Compact.

Make a donation

Other ways to give:

  • Mail a check directly to the Cumberland River Compact (35 Peabody St. #305, Nashville, TN 37210)
  • Come see us to make a check, cash, or card contribution (35 Peabody St. #305, Nashville, TN 37210)
  • Call our office at 615-837-1151
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.

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. Learn more about different planned gifts you can make, and resources to help you get started.

Leave a Legacy Gift

Planning out your legacy is a big deal! There’s no more official way to show what and who matters most to you. Including the Compact as part of your legacy allows us to protect the most valuable resource for your most valued loved ones. Talk to your legal and financial advisors today to discuss the benefits of entrusting your legacy with the Cumberland River Compact.

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 Compact. A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a tax-savvy way to invest in the health of the place you call home. How do I donate to the Compact from my IRA?

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. Here are 4 reasons to donate stock.

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!”

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.

Learn More


Contact us today to learn more about other ways to engage your company with the Cumberland River Compact through private volunteer opportunities, corporate giving, event sponsorships and having a team in our annual Dragon Boat Festival, and private property work.

Contact: info@cumberlandrivercompact dot org