The Accokeek Foundation is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that cultivates passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and a commitment to stewardship and sustainability. Your membership supports educational and interpretive programs which serve thousands of school children and visitors annually. Make a membership gift today and help to bring our mission to more students, families, and visitors. Maximize your impact by making a recurring gift annually or monthly! Members receive free or discounted admission to public events hosted by the Accokeek Foundation, discounts on classes and workshops, “community partner” facility rental rates, invitations to special “Friends of Accokeek” events, annual report and other printed publications, and discounts at the Museum Gift Shop.

Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

Donations are accepted online by credit card and by mail with check or cash, and through electronic bank transfer. Contact the Development Team for more information on how you can support the Accokeek Foundation’s mission by email or call 301-283-2113. Checks made payable to “Accokeek Foundation” can be mailed to: Accokeek Foundation Attn: Development Office 3400 Bryan Point Road Accokeek, MD 20607

More Ways to Give

Workplace Giving earthshare_midatlanticDesignate a gift through the Combined Federal Campaign or United Way Campaign in your community. The Accokeek Foundation participates in the CFC through our membership with EarthShare® Mid-Atlantic, a nonprofit organization connecting people to environmental causes; our CFC member number for donation is #43499.

Be a Part of the Legacy: Planned Giving

In 1957, the Accokeek Foundation was established to preserve the view from George Washington’s Mount Vernon and to protect the Maryland shoreline from over development. During the past 50 years, this vision has grown to encompass wide-ranging education programs in agriculture, conservation, and history. You can leave a lasting legacy by making a bequest or other testamentary gift to the Accokeek Foundation:

  • Make a specific gift of cash, securities, real estate, or other property through your will, codicil, or trust instrument.
  • Designate the Accokeek Foundation as the beneficiary of all or part of the remainder of your estate or trust after the payment of estate-related expenses, other bequests, or following the death of a spouse or other primary beneficiaries.
  • Name the Accokeek Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy.

Learn more about planned giving here.

Event Sponsorship

Corporate and business support for special events and programs offered by the Accokeek Foundation bring new visitors to Piscataway Park to enjoy the National Colonial Farm, Ecosystem Farm, park nature trails, and the Potomac River.  Events include Celebrating the Potomac, Food for Thought, Twilight Tales, Eco-Explorers and Sustainable Agriculture Tours.  See more details on sponsorship benefits and what’s coming up the Event Calendar.

Corporate Team Building

We welcome corporate, local business, and civic organizations to spend a day together enjoying the splendor of the open spaces and natural areas at Piscataway Park. Make a lasting impact through projects such as shoreline and trail maintenance, garden and construction projects at the Ecosystem Farm, and special projects to support the National Colonial Farm. With a donation to the Accokeek Foundation, team building projects include use of conference space, boxed lunches, and recreational activity options. The Accokeek Foundation also participates as a host organization for the annual Charles County United Way Day of Caring event and the Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up.


Volunteer with the Accokeek Foundation to be a part of preserving the cultural history, natural resources, and agriculture of Southern Maryland. With the support of more than 200 volunteers each year, the Foundation offers engaging and educational programs to the community. Volunteers support our staff to help steward and maintain Piscataway Park, provide event and program support, and engage the community. You can volunteer for an event, share your special expertise with a project, sign up for regular hours to meet service requirements, or join one of our weekly “Happy Hour” group events to support ongoing projects; the Accokeek Foundation offers opportunities to fit all interests and skill levels. Learn more about volunteering and contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

In-Kind Donations to our Wish List

The Accokeek Foundation accepts donated items in good working condition that support operations, programs and events. These items may include office furniture, farming equipment, plants, seeds, garden tools, vehicles, boating equipment, and more. In-kind donations are tax deductible.   catalogue for philanthropy logoThe Accokeek Foundation has been awarded the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Seal of Excellence through the Standards for Excellence certification program. The Foundation is also a Catalogue for Philanthropy featured charity. The Catalogue for Philanthropy represents some of the best smaller nonprofits in the Greater Washington region.

The Accokeek Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to land stewardship, sustainable use of natural resources, and interpretation of the natural and cultural resources of Piscataway Park. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by calling our office. Documents submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 for the cost of copying and mailing.