Donate to FOLAR

We depend on private donations to succeed. Please consider giving at one of these tax-deductible contribution levels:

Patron: $1,000

Partner: $500–$999

Conservator: $100–$499

Advocate: $50–$99

Friend: $ 25.00

As a part of our membership and giving plan, any gift of $25 or greater qualifies you as a member of the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River.

Make a tax-deductible donation to FOLAR and you’re supporting the most effective solutions to the river’s most pressing challenges.

No other nonprofit in the region has done more to advance conservation of the river for all to enjoy.  That’s why your gift is an investment in the future of our community.

Dear Friend,

FOLAR is the only organization in the region dedicated to conserving and protecting the natural, cultural, and recreational resources along the Lower Appomattox River which flows on a continuous route through six central Virginia jurisdictions from Lake Chesdin, straddling Chesterfield and Dinwiddie Counties, through Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Prince George County to the confluence with the James River at historic City Point, Hopewell. FOLAR has served the region as a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization since 2001. It is sponsored by the Crater Planning District Commission (CPDC).

Your donation will help FOLAR as we work to improve parks, establish trails, access the river, and protect special places through our River Stewardship-Education Programs, Water Quality programs, and the construction of the Appomattox River Trail.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  See you at the river!
Ken Newman, Chair

IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION: The Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization; Federal Tax ID No. 30-0289556. Your contribution is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were or will be transferred to you in exchange for this contribution. FOLAR’s financial statements are available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218 or online at GiveRichmond -Guidestar

You may also mail your donation to:

1964 Wakefield Street
Petersburg, VA 23805


Have Your Employer Match Your Gift
An easy way to double your contribution to Friends of the Lower Appomattox River is to ask your employer if they will match your gift. Please ask your employer for a matching gift form. Then just fill in your portion, send it to us and we’ll do the rest. Please keep in mind that many employers will also match gifts even if you are now retired.

Give as a Corporation
Corporate support is especially important in funding FOLAR. Businesses can provide donations for general support of FOLAR, or direct their donations toward projects of specific interest.

For questions or more information, please contact us at:  Phone: 804-861-1666 or Email: