Adirondack Public Observatory
Tupper Lake, New York
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Donation Information

The Adirondack Public Observatory (APO) is a not-for-profit 501 (3) (c) organization. The APO has compiled a special "wish list" of items which will aid us in our primary mission: to provide a quality educational experience for people of all ages through the science, technology, and history of astronomy. Your donation of any of these items will be of great help to us in support of this mission. 

Receive a 25% tax credit for your donation to the Adirondack Public Observatory Building Fund!

As of January 31, 2007 the Adirondack Public Observatory Building Fund is an approved community development project of the Franklin County Empire Zone. This means that the Adirondack Public Observatory can offer a tax credit on New York State personal or corporate income taxes worth 25% of your donation (monetary contributions only) to the observatory building fund if made on or after January 31, 2007. For example, if you contribute $1,000 to the fund, you could receive a tax credit worth $250 on your New York State taxes. Please note that each taxpayer has a lifetime limit of $100,000 in Total Zone Capital Credits for community development projects. 

In addition to the Zone Capital Credits, your donation may also be eligible for federal and state charitable deductions. Please consider whether the availability of these Zone Capital Credits will allow you to make a larger contribution to the observatory building fund and contact us to verify that your donation is eligible. If so, all you need to do is fill out Form 27 and return it along with your contribution. 

The APO's annual financial filings are available for public review: 

Payment Options

We can accept your generous donation using PayPal. Simply click the button below, enter the amount of your donation in the new window that opens and log into your PayPal account. If you prefer, you may print and fill out this form, and mail it with your tax-deductible donation to:

The Adirondack Public Observatory, Inc.
P.O. Box 1332
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

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You can also use the PayPal link below:


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