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Donate to save cherry grove farm

We recently learned that Cherry Grove Farm, an iconic Newtown landmark with origins dating back to 1912, was recently sold to a local developer.  The NFA reached an agreement to save and preserve a majority of the farm.   The terms of agreement allow the NFA to purchase 30 acres of farmland for $600,000.  The challenge for us is that we only have until January 15 to raise necessary funds.  If we do not succeed, then the full parcel will be fully developed.

Please help us continue to preserve open space in our community by making a tax-deductible gift.  Your support will help protect the quality of life and water resources for generations.

Make an online donation now with a Credit Card or PAYPAL account…


For more than 90 years, people in and around Newtown have generously donated time, money and land to support the NFA’s mission of preserving open space here in our community. If you are interested in helping, please consider donating what you can or talk to us about gifting land, easements or investment securities.

Interested in doing more? Think about becoming a member.

The Check is in the Mail

Gifts of cash or checks can be made to:
Newtown Forest Association, Inc.
P.O.Box 213
Newtown, CT 06470

Donate Online

To make an online donation with a Credit Card or PAYPAL account

You may also make a gift through Network for Good.


Land Donations

Most of the land protected by the NFA has been obtained through the generous donations of local land owners. Donating property to the NFA preserves the land in perpetuity and provides the donor with a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the donated land, reducing income tax obligations. Please also see how we evaluate a property for donation against our Land Acquisition Criteria.

Conservation Easements

The NFA also accepts conservation easements which essentially result in the landowner giving up their development rights; the fair value of which can also be deducted as charitable contributions.

For More Information…

If you are interested in obtaining more information or donating land, conservation easements, investment securities or cash, please contact our Treasurer directly.