Sustaining Our Work

Help us build a vibrant future.

If you love our canal heritage and the distinctive canal communities, engineering marvels, waterways and trails that make the Erie Canalway extraordinary, join us in building a vibrant future along the waterway.

The Erie Canalway Heritage Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works hand-in-hand with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission. Your contribution to the Heritage Fund supports our efforts to preserve and share our extraordinary canal heritage. It helps us continue to work with partners to promote the Canalway Corridor as a world-class tourism destination. And it leverages additional financial support to advance the entire region.

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Donations, Grants, and Sponsorships

Leadership Circle ($10,000)

Emil Muller Foundation
Empire State Development's Division of Tourism/I LOVE NY
Montgomery County and the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund
National Park Foundation, with the generous support of partners including Union Pacific Railroad and donors across the country
National Park Service
New York State Canal Corporation/New York Power Authority
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Erie Canalway Legacy Partners ($5,000 - 9,999)

Brookfield Renewable

Erie Canalway Heritage Supporter ($1,000 - 4,999)

2k Design
Avalon Development
Bidco Marine Group, Inc.
Barbara Blanchard
Tom & Paula Blanchard
Carl & Suzanne Blowers
Judy & Philip Cherry
Paul L. Comstock
Creatacor, Inc.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation
Hanna Commercial Real Estate, Paula M. Blanchard
James Farr
Mark P. & Roxanne A. Hettler
International Economic Development Council
Florine Luhr
M&T Charitable Foundation
John & Michele McGlone
Paul & Linda Neureuter
Northwest River Supplies, Inc.
Brad Packard
Rigidized Metals Corporation
Savarino Companies, LLC
Harry Sicherman
Upstate Kayak Rentals, Inc.
Village of Fairport, Office of Community + Economic Development
Alan & Linda Vincent
Kal Wysokowski

Corporate (up to $999)

AmazonSmile Foundation
Benderson Development Company, LLC
Bergmann Associates
Blue Heron Cottage
Buffalo Maritime Center
Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Ess-Kay Yards, Inc., Kimberly Vorchheimer
GE Foundation
Mackenzie & Tallent
NYS Society Children of the American Revolution
Penman Partners, Dennis Penman
Rant, LLC, Ray Rybak
Sinatra & Company
STS Steel, Inc.
The Baird Foundation
The Coppola Firm
The Krog Group LLC
Robert and Susan Touhsaent Charitable Fund at the Rochester Area Community Foundation
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
United Way of Central New York
United Way of Greater Capital Region
United Way of Western New York - Rochester
Xylem, Inc.

In-Kind Goods and Services

2k Design
Benchemark Printing
Fitness Inclusion Network
Full Spectrum Communications
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
National Park Service
New York State Canal Corporation/New York Power Authority
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
New York State Troopers – Marine
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
Phil Scalia Photography
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Division 15

Individual Donors

Please see our latest annual report for a list of individual donors.