Support the Emerald Necklace Today

Today more than ever, our parks are the perfect places to exercise, meditate, recharge and enjoy a change of scenery. For Boston and Brookline residents and neighboring communities, the Emerald Necklace – with six parks and 1,100 acres to spread out in – is the primary destination for respite and recreation. Your support of our parks matters. A gift to the Emerald Necklace Conservancy today ensures the health, vibrancy and safety of these valuable green spaces for all.

Make a gift to our Emerald Fund today to sustain our parks, make possible our activities and advocacy efforts, and advance our work wherever the need is greatest.

Additional ways to support the Conservancy:

Through the financial support of individuals like you, we fulfill our mission to restore our parks, increase access and engage our community with these landmarked spaces. Thank you!

Emerald Fund Giving Levels

The Conservancy is grateful for contributions of all sizes. Donors at the following levels will receive special recognition:

Maple: $100 – $499
Recognition in the Conservancy’s Annual Report, subscription to the Emerald Necklace eNews and a copy of the Conservancy’s Annual Report

Willow: $500 – $999
A set of Emerald Necklace note cards, plus the above benefit

The 1882 Society

The 1882 Society is named on honor of the construction date of the H.H. Richardson-designed building that houses the Shattuck Visitor Center. It recognizes the committed group of donors who contribute $1,000 or more to The Emerald Fund within the fiscal year. Members of the 1882 Society, in addition to the above recognition, will receive the benefits listed below.

Beech: $1,000 – $2,499
An Emerald Necklace Conservancy baseball cap, plus the above benefits

Hickory: $2,500 – $4,999
A Friends & Family Volunteer Day in the parks for up to 10 people, plus the above benefits

Sycamore: $5,000 – $9,999
A guided tour of an Emerald Necklace park for up to 10 people, plus the above benefits

Red Oak: $10,000+
A guided tour and luncheon for up to 10 people, hosted by the Conservancy President, plus the above benefits

To Donate:

1. Donate online using the secure form at left. We strongly prefer online donations at this time so that your gift can go to work in the parks immediately.
2. Call our Development Team at 617.522.2700
3. Mail a check payable to “Emerald Necklace Conservancy” to:

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
350 Jamaicaway
Boston, MA 02130

Additional Ways of Giving:
Donor Advised Fund
Matching Gifts
Gifts of Stock
Institutional Partnerships
Planned Giving

Become a monthly sustaining member:
Help make a difference all year. Sign up today and your donation will be automatically processed from your credit or debit card each month.

Make a gift in honor or memory of:
To make a donation online in honor or in memory of someone, complete the giving form at left and check the Tribute Gift box, and you will be prompted to enter the honoree’s name.

Contact us:
For more information, please call 617.522.2700 or email Veronika Trufanova, Director of Development & External Relations, at

Donor Bill of Rights

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax-deductible in the United States to the full extent allowed by law. The Conservancy’s tax ID is 04-3414988.

Every Sunday through 9/18, park rangers from Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site will be on-site at the Shattuck Visitor Center!

Stop by the Center at 125 The Fenway to chat with expert rangers and learn about Olmsted's "most important work," the Emerald Necklace.