Your donations will help sustain Murray Grove for generations to come. Donations will contribute to maintaining and improving the grounds and facilities and operating expenses. They may also be used to fund causes or programs that align with the positive values and beliefs of Unitarian Universalism. With your help, we will continue to provide a welcoming atmosphere for our community and empower the people who visit Murray Grove to become agents of positivity and acceptance.

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One-Time Donation

Make an unrestricted donation to Murray Grove. Your donation will help with the annual operating expenses. This provides important income and the flexibility to support our programs and expenses based on the current priorities.  Gifts may be made using the secure donate form below or via check. Checks can be made payable to: Murray Grove Association

Mail Checks To:
Murray Grove Association
PO Box 246
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734-0246

Multi-Year Donation

Multi-Year Donors are the lifeblood of Murray Grove! Multi-Year Donors are people who care about the mission of Murray Grove and want to ensure its success. As a Multi-Year Donor, you provide a continuous source of predictable income to support the programs and staff of Murray Grove.

As a Multi-Year Donor, you pledge a monthly, quarterly, or annual gift of whatever amount is comfortable for you for a period of 3 to 5 years. Donations may vary from $10/month to $15,000/year. Multi-Year donations can be arranged through your bank, by credit card or with the Murray Grove office for regular periodic donations.

Multi-Year pledges are received with gratitude and love. A little from a lot of hands goes a long way. Please know you can change your donation amount at any time with a call to the office.

Thank you for your generosity. All of us seek to have meaning in life and feel that we matter to the world, that we are making a difference. When you make a donation to Murray Grove you make a difference; not only for those of us here now, but for those that come after us.

Other Ways to give to Murray Grove:

Legacy Giving

We invite you to join the members of the John Murray Society who have named Murray Grove as a beneficiary of a legacy gift. Your legacy gift will ensure that Murray Grove will be vibrant for generations to come. Legacy gifts are a wonderful way to provide for Murray Grove while making sound financial plans for yourself and your family. Legacy gifts of all sizes are important and meaningful. Some common options include:

  • BEQUESTS: Your will allows you to take care of your family after you are gone; it can also allow you to take care of Murray Grove for future generations. Through a bequest, you may leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of what you leave behind, or specific assets such as marketable securities. This is one of the simplest legacy gifts.
  • RETIREMENT ASSETS: Often, a retirement plan is a pre-tax asset and, when transferred to an individual beneficiary, is usually subject to income tax.. Therefore, naming Murray Grove as the beneficiary of your qualified retirement could make your dollars go much further for the things you care about. As a tax-exempt entity, Murray Grove would receive the entire value of the plan. Most often you simply need to name us as a beneficiary on a form supplied by your plan administrator.
  • LIFE INSURANCE, BANK ACCOUNTS, OR ANNUITIES: As with retirement assets, naming Murray Grove as the beneficiary of these types of assets is a wonderful way to ensure that we are here to serve future generations.


Skilled volunteers are appreciated. We also host “clean up and spruce up” days where all are welcome. There are also volunteer jobs you can do at home.

Please contact us and let us know what talents you would like to share with Murray Grove.

Your Donations at Work


Murray Grove is not your typical retreat center. As an affordably priced center, we can offer space to an under served population: fellow non-profits working hard on social justice issues. Your donations are critical to the expansion of Social Justice initiatives. Some examples:


The Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE) was established in 1985 to provide a networking forum for New Jersey’s environmental educators. We are an organization of dedicated individuals who devote time, energy, and resources to facilitate the advancement of environmental education in our local, state, and global communities.


The BLUU Organizing Collective is committed to to:

  • Expanding the power & capacity of Black UUs within our faith.
  • Providing support, information & resources for Black Unitarian Universalists.
  • Justice-making and liberation through our faith.


DRUUMM is a Unitarian Universalist People of Color Ministry and anti-racist collective bringing lay and religious professionals together to overcome racism through resistance and transform Unitarian Universalism through our multicultural experiences. As an all-volunteer ministry, DRUUMM continues to lead efforts to fulfill the Journey Towards Wholeness Resolution towards becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural UUA, creating space for youth, young adult and our families of color to heal and work collectively, and steward an effective organization that develops new leadership and manages consistent communication with members.


East Coast Solidarity Summer (ECSS): formerly DC Desi Summer, is a leadership and empowerment program for youth of South Asian and Desi heritage (including those of mixed heritage) who are passionate about social justice.


The Monmouth County Consortium for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth is an umbrella organization of concerned and determined educators, community leaders, arts and cultural organizations, businesses and individuals who are are pooling resources and ideas to make it better with education, outreach, and social opportunities for our LGBTQ youth.


New Labor is an organization that educates, organizes and fights for better work conditions and social justice in the workplace. With around 4,000 members forming its base, New Labor organizes to develop power and amplify our members’ voices in the community, the workplace, and the political realm. We are guided by 5 fundamental principles: 1. Working Together; 2. Creating Opportunities; 3. Respect; 4. Empowerment; 5. Equality.

Diversity of Beliefs

In addition to Unitarian Universalist groups and congregations, Murray Grove provides space for a wide diversity of faith organizations. Your donations support the ‘acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth’ beyond the walls of our congregationsSome examples:

  • American Ethical Union (AEU)
  • Avalon Grove (Offers Celtic Christian services to celebrate the ancient Celtic holidays.
  • Circle of Light NY Holistic Healing (Reiki)
  • Cold Mountain Zen
  • Indonesian Pentecostal Family Church of NY
  • Jewish Mindfulness Retreat
  • Lighthouse Christian Worship Center
  • St. Lukes Youth Group
  • The Episcopal Diocese of NJ
  • Triumph the Church of NJ