Funding & Donations

Building Environmental Cooperation and Understanding
Throughout North and Central America


Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to the Center in support of its activities--including Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project--are tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law. The Center welcomes individuals and corporations to help it in its objectives through participation and through in-kind and financial gifts.

If you'd like to make a contribution, please complete the Contributions Form, print it out, and send it with your check or money order to the Center's mailing address: 1432 DeVinney Road, York, South Carolina USA. Please be sure to indicate whether you'd like your gift to be recognized publicly on the Center's List of Supporters. All gifts will be acknowledged by e-mail and snail-mail.

Your support of the Center's education and research programs is deeply appreciated.

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