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A helping hand

Like all not-for-profit organizations, The Clearing benefits greatly from the generosity of donors. Donations help "bridge the gap" between the income earned from class fees, memberships and the endowment, and the total income that is actually required to maintain 128 acres of land and a dozen buildings, and to provide quality programs for over 1,500 people each year.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to The Clearing, please read through the donation categories below, then complete our on-line donation form or give us a call. If you have questions about making a donation, please give us a call.


General Contribution Fund:

Donations to the General Fund support the day-to-day operation of The Clearing.


Endowment Fund:

Donations to the endowment fund are invested. Each year, the income generated by the endowment is "paid" to The Clearing. Since the principal remains invested, gifts to the endowment can grow with time.


Scholarship Fund:

Donations to the scholarship fund are also invested. The income generated by the scholarship fund is used to provide scholarships to deserving students who could not otherwise take a class at The Clearing.


Pass the Hat Campaign:

The Clearing's Pass the Hat Campaign is an annual fund-raising event for special projects right here at The Clearing. This year, Pass the Hat for The Clearing will raise funds for a Blacksmith Forge, a building that will add an exciting new element to The Clearing’s program.


Can You Help?

Interested in making a financial contribution toward one of the above funds? Complete our donation form and pledge your support of life long learning at The Clearing!