You may elect to make a voluntary gift or contribution to any of the five funds listed here. Enter your gift/contribution in the amount boxes to the right of the fund you wish to contribute to. Your contributions/gifts will reduce your refund or increase your tax payment. You cannot change the amount(s) you give after you file your return.
Return a Gift to Wildlife
Your contribution will benefit New Yorks fish, wildlife, and marine resources, and you can receive a free issue of Conservationist magazine. Call 1 800 678-6399 for your free sample issue. For more information about New York States environmental conservation programs, go to www.dec.ny.gov. For information about Conservationist, go to www.TheConservationist.org.
Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
(MECC) Fund (Missing/Exploited Children Fund) Each year over 20,000 children are reported missing in New York State. Your contribution will benefit the New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse. This organization works with police agencies and parents to locate missing children and to promote child safety through education. Contributions are used to distribute educational materials, missing child alerts, and conduct investigative training for police officers. For additional information about services and free safety publications visit www.criminaljustice.state.ny.us or call 1 800 FIND-KID (346-3543).
Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund
(Breast Cancer Research Fund) Your contributions to the Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund will support ground-breaking biomedical research studies and education projects in New York State. Help make breast cancer a disease of the past. New York State will match your contribution to the Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund, dollar for dollar.
Prostate Cancer Research, Detection, and Education Fund
(Prostate Cancer Research Fund) The New York State Prostate Cancer Coalition is a statewide nonprofit organization, focused on promotion and coordination of prostate cancer awareness, research, support groups and improving access to clinical trials. We are patients, family, friends and caregivers, all fighting cancer, together. For more information, go to www.newyorkprostate.org. New York State will match your contribution to the Prostate Cancer Research, Detection, and Education Fund, dollar for dollar.
AlzheimerÆs Disease Fund
(Alzheimers Fund) Contributions to this fund support services provided by the Alzheimers Disease Program administered by the New York State Department of Health. This program is designed to provide education, counseling, respite, support groups, and other supportive services to people with AlzheimerÆs disease, their families, caregivers, and health care professionals.
United States Olympic Committee/Lake Placid Olympic Training Center
(Olympic Fund) Contributions to this fund help support the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. The $16 million complex is one of just three U.S. Olympic training centers in the United States. The center is used primarily by U.S. athletes who are training to compete in future winter and summer Olympic and Paralympic sports. Individual contributions must be $2. If you are married filing jointly and your spouse also wants to contribute, enter $4.
National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
Your contribution will help create and sustain the National September 11 Memorial & Museum which will commemorate and honor the thousands of people who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. The Memorial
will recognize the endurance of those who survived, the courage of those who risked their lives to save others, and the compassion of all who supported us in our darkest hours. Help New York State, the nation, and the world
remember by making a contribution. For more information, go to www.national911memorial.org.
Volunteer Firefighting and Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Fund
(Volunteer Firefighting & EMS Recruitment Fund)
Contributions to this fund will help recruit and retain the men and women who make up our volunteer fire and volunteer emergency medical services units. Volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical services workers are crucial to the effective operation of a municipality and for the safety and well-being of the citizens of this state. Volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical services workers provide invaluable benefits to their local communities. Despite their importance, the number of volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency
medical services workers has declined significantly over the past few years. For more information, go to www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc or contact the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control at (518) 474-6746.