Ways to Give:

The Esplanade Association is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 04-3550635.

We are extraordinarily grateful to each individual, family, company, and foundation that choses to support our work to revitalize and enhance the park for everyone in our community.

Memberships and donations given to the Esplanade Association support EA’s successful public/private partnership with DCR. As partners, we have a twenty-year track record of capital restoration work, park improvement projects, horticultural care, public programming, concessions enhancements, volunteer engagement, and much more.


You may make a gift by sending a check made payable to the Esplanade Association to:

Esplanade Association
575 Boylston Street, Suite 4R
Boston, MA 02116

When planning your donation, please note that our fiscal year is a calendar year.

Credit Card


To make a gift online, visit esplanade.org/donate. To join us as a Member, visit Esplanade.org/member

Call Us

If you would like to give your gift over the phone please reach out to Alysha Griffiths, Development Assistant and Database Manager, at 617-532-0029.

Donor-Advised Funds (DAF) 

The Esplanade Association accepts gifts made through DAFs. Please note the designated purpose of your gift when making the order. No goods or services (such as Gala tickets) can be received in exchange for your gift, nor can a personal obligation such as a capital pledge be fulfilled through a DAF.

Gifts by Electronic/Wire Transfer

For electronic transfer of gifts, please contact development@esplanade.org (email is preferred method of communication) for instructions.

Once you have initiated the transfer, please reach out to Alysha Griffiths at development@esplanade.org (email is preferred method of communication) with gift details.

Please provide the following information:

Full name of the Donor(s)
Amount Transferred in USD
Designation of gift

Gifts of Stock & Appreciated Securities

Provide your broker with the following information:

Fidelity Investments
Account Number: Z70-862835
DTC Number: 0226

Once you have spoken to your broker, please contact development@esplanade.org (email is preferred method of communication) with gift details.

Please provide the following information:

Full name of the Donor(s)
Name of the stock to be gifted
Number of shares
Designation of gift
Broker’s name, company, and contact number

Mutual Fund Transfers

Due to the complexity of mutual fund transfers please notify Alysha Griffiths at development@esplanade.org before initiating a transfer

IRA and Estate Planned Giving

Come join us in our mission to preserve the Charles River Esplanade for future generations. To learn more about Estate and Planned giving please visit our Planned Giving page.

You may be eligible to make a tax-free donation to the Esplanade Association from your IRA which will count toward your required minimum distribution or RMD. If you are interested in making a gift from your IRA, please contact development@esplanade.org.

For any questions you have on your gift please contact Alysha Griffiths at
development@esplanade.org or 617-532-0029