Donate to ACNC

Audubon Community Nature Center is a non-profit organization that is supported by memberships, grants, program fees, and thoughtful donations from members and friends. Make a tax-deductible donation to ACNC today. Thank you kindly for your generosity.

The General Fund

Donations to the general fund help support:

Academic Scholarship

Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship
Supported through the annual Birdathon.

Each year in early May, Audubon Community Nature Center education staff are joined by guests and together they raise money through a day long Birdathon. The $500 scholarship raised through Birdathon is awarded to an area college-bound high school senior or college student who intends to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related field.

Ryan Exline was an integral part of the Audubon family for many years. He assisted with gardening, eagle care, live animal care, and educational programs. He was pursuing a master’s degree at Duke University when he died in a car accident. He is deeply missed. ACNC honors him by naming this scholarship for him.

Donors can pledge a set amount, or an amount per species. In years past the team has seen anywhere from 65 to 80 species of birds. To donate a set amount, click below. To donate per species, please contact Sarah Hatfield at or
(716) 569-2345.

To apply for the scholarship, click here.

Day Camp Financial Aid

Stephanie Frucella Memorial Scholarship

The Stephanie Frucella Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to a participant in Summer Camp.


Camperships are need-based awards for participants in Summer Camp.

In-Kind Donations

ACNC is often in need of particular goods, especially for animal care and events. Below are lists of items that are used regularly. If you are interested in donating to a specific event, please visit the sponsor page for more info. Exhibits and displays often depend on donations of specific items as well. Topics determine what is needed so call if you have something specific you’d like to donate. Please contact Audubon to learn more about the types of contributions that are most helpful at this time.

Helpful Items Needed

General Items

Copy paper, recycled content – 8½”x11” or 11”x17”
Coffee, ground
Duct tape, any color
Hand trowels, metal
Hand pruners
Post-it notes
Forever postage stamps
Day Camp and Kids’ Program Items:
Kickballs or playground balls
Jumping ropes
Brown and green construction paper
Ribbon – spools of ¼ inch fabric, any color
Washable Markers
Glue sticks
Wal-mart gift card
Wegmans gift card
Michaels gift card

Animal Care Items

Paper towels
Scrubby sponges
Reptimin Turtle Food
Fish food flakes
Tetra Bio Bag Whisper Filters, Large
Tetra Bio Bag Whisper Filters, Medium
Rite Size C Filters
Naturally colored plastic aquarium plants, any size
Gallon Ziploc Bags
Sandwich sized Ziploc bags
Snack Size Ziploc bags
Dish soap, dye and fragrance free
Frozen fruit
Kitch size rags or towels
Birdseed – mixed, black oil sunflower, suet, or niger
PetSmart gift card
Clearwater Aquarium gift card
Wal-mart gift card


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions



March - October
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

November - February
Sunday - Friday 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.