Join and Support

Ways to Support Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

As the region’s only nonprofit excursion railroad, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad relies on the philanthropic support of individuals, foundations, corporations and volunteers. A gift to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad supports our mission of providing educational and recreational experiences for residents of and visitors to Northeast Ohio.

Become a Member

As one of the oldest, longest and most scenic tourist excursions in the country, your membership provides exclusive opportunities to create unique experiences and lasting memories aboard the train exploring the National Park.  Your generosity also helps provide vital support for CVSR’s operations and programming. You can support CVSR’s mission by becoming a member or renewing your current membership.

CVSR Annual Fund

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad takes great pride on its unique history and mission as the region’s only nonprofit excursion railroad connecting residents and visitors to unparalleled experiences traveling the 26 miles of “golden rail” connecting Greater Cleveland to downtown Akron.  Carrying more than 200,000 passengers from across the region and around the world, CVSR is a source of discovery, education and preservation in the historic Cuyahoga Valley. Give now to the Annual Fund.

Endowment Funds

CVSR has established endowment funds at both Akron Community Foundation and The Cleveland Foundation. To donate directly to these funds, please visit the following links:


Cuyahoga Valley Preservation and Scenic Railway Association Fund at Akron Community Foundation




Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Fund at The Cleveland Foundation


Matching Gifts

Double or triple your gift! Many employers sponsor matching gifts programs and will match any charitable contribution made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed.  We will handle the rest!

Planned Giving 

CVSR is grateful for gifts of stock, mutual fund or other securities.  These types of gifts not only help further the mission, but they provide significant tax benefits.  To explore the tax-wise benefits of planned giving, please visit our Planned Giving page or contact the CVSR Development Office at  or 234-759-0092.