Photo by Jerry Newman of seed gathering at Muralt Bluff Prairie State Natural Area

Make a Donation

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin acts as a bridge connecting individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to practical and sustainable strategies for caring for Wisconsin’s most imperiled lands, waters, and wildlife.

Whether through annual membership, a single donation, the establishment of an endowment, or the gift of time and expertise as a volunteer or board member, the Foundation is able to fulfill its mission thanks to your generosity. Your contribution helps strengthen and sustain Wisconsin’s conservation legacy and natural heritage.


Give to a Conservation Program

Make an outright gift of cash or securities to one of the Foundation’s priority conservation programs to help conserve our lands and waters, save our endangered wildlife, or support conservation education. We have three primary program areas: Restoring and managing lands and waters, protecting threatened wildlife, and promoting conservation education.

Join the Conservation Steward Society

The Natural Resources Foundation’s Conservation Steward Society recognizes a distinguished group of Foundation benefactors who contribute an annual unrestricted gift to the Natural Resources Foundation to support and sustain our conservation mission and activities. Conservation Steward Society members provide the invaluable operational support the Foundation relies on to continue its core functions and activities. Those who choose to join this Society are affirming their deep-felt commitment to the Foundation’s mission, and their long-term dedication to our work and continuance. Giving levels within the Society are defined at $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 per year. To join the Conservation Steward Society, please contact our Development Director, Camille Zanoni, at (608) 264-8922 or [email protected].

Create an Endowed Fund

Establish a permanent, endowed fund to either support the Foundation’s general operations or conservation programs (Field of Interest Fund), or a particular conservation cause, program or qualified exempt organization of your choosing (Designated Fund or Donor Advised Fund).
A Field of Interest or Donor Advised Fund can also be used to generate an ongoing, general membership gift to the Natural Resources Foundation. See the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment for further information.

Establish a Spend Down Fund

Create a non-endowed spend down fund to support qualified exempt organizations or conservation programs of your choosing.  The principal value of a spend down fund can be spent on an annual basis, and replenished with additional gifts. Spend down funds can also be used to generate an annual gift to the Foundation.

Make a Non-cash Gift of Securities

Gifts of stock can be transferred from your broker to our account with Associated Trust Company. Your broker should contact Associated Trust Company directly for specific transfer instructions.

Please contact:
Tim Ringkamp
Institutional Trust Administrator
TIAA Financial Services
211 North Broadway, Ste. 1000
St. Louis, MO 63102-2733
Tel: 314-244-5125
Fax: 314-244-5199
[email protected]

Contact us

For more information on how you can make a difference, including information on planned giving or establishing an endowment, please contact:

Camille Zanoni, Development Director for Natural Resources Foundation of WisconsinCamille Zanoni
Development Director
(608) 264-8922
[email protected]