individual donors

Individual donors can increase Rockland Rowing's impact.  We are a not-for-profit community rowing association and  are funded through program dues and charitable donations. Program dues cover operating costs - like coaching salaries, insurance, equipment maintenance and rents. However, to purchase rowing and related equipment we rely on the generosity of a range of individual and corporate donors and both private and public grant providers. These grants and donations allow us to buy rowing shells, oars, docks, coaching launches and other important equipment that helps ensure the safe enjoyment of rowing by our entire community.

Donations to the Rockland Rowing are tax deductible within the guidelines of the law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your tax return, please keep your email or letter donation receipt (depending on your method of gift) as your official record. Our Charity ID # is 56-2353626. We accept donations by check (mail to PO Box 7, Nyack, NY 10960) or credit card (click on center Donate Now button above). We also now accept donations of used cars through V-DAC (left button). You can also click the right button above to register on Amazon Smile and we'll collect a small donation for every purchase you make on Amazon!


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Rockland Rowing would not run without the help of our many dedicated volunteers.   Please contact us at to find ways to help our program strengthen and grow.  Your time and effort is greatly appreciated! 

Rowing barge used by RowNY to teach novice rowers

Currently we are seeking donations for a range of needed purchases, including a rowing barge that would allow us to provide on-water rowing for emotionally/developmentally challenged youth to whom we have so far been providing only land-based rowing on ergometers. A rowing barge is stable enough to safely allow these individuals to take their new-found sport onto the water under the careful guidance of our coaching and volunteer staff. Such a barge would also provide all novice rowers, especially younger children and those with little on-water experience, an opportunity to try rowing without the fear of sitting in a narrow, tippy rowing shell. The cost of a rowing barge is about $27,000.
— Melissa Boyd, Director of Rowing, Rockland Rowing