In the midst of COVID-19, our nonprofit is under threat. From nature classes to fundraising to private events, every aspect of operation has suddenly become more difficult and uncertain. But we can thrive with help of our heroes.
Please partner with us to ensure the survival of The Gardens at Heather Farm by donating generously this year. Bring hope to our team, our clients, our visitors, and all those who need us.
The only way we will survive this crisis is through the generosity of our donors and community. There are brighter days ahead, thanks to heroes like you.
Learn more about the many different ways to donate and provide financial support to The Gardens at Heather Farm!
Our Annual Giving campaign is a primary source of funding for our nonprofit, and donations from individuals go a long way to helping us meet our financial goals. Gifts both large and small provide support for garden maintenance, educational classes, and other community-based programs. If you love what we do, make a gift!
At the core of The Gardens’ community is a group of dedicated supporters — our Members — who truly care about our work. For an affordable annual contribution, Members receive discounts on classes and plants sales, discounts at local garden retailers, and other benefits. And Members help us keep our free public garden available for all to enjoy.
Become a sponsor for one of our fundraising events. Our annual fundraisers, including Teddy Bear Tea, are extremely popular public events with hundreds of attendees each year. Fundraising events offer corporate sponsors broad-based visibility while serving to support our gardens and programs.
Corporate & Foundation Grants
Grants play a significant role in The Gardens’ future, providing essential essential funding to forge a path in pursuit of our mission. We welcome the opportunity to establish new partnerships with the corporate and foundation community.
Designating your gift to your favorite program ensures it will grow into the future. Designated gifts have helped us renovate garden displays, develop new educational programs for schools and youth, and purchase new books for the resource library. Upcoming special projects include tree pruning, path graveling and updating teaching materials.
Donor Advised Funds (DAF)
As clients seek financial advice and counsel, consider recommending the Gardens at Heather Farm as a beneficiary. We can honor donor preferences to use funds for specific purposes, such as maintenance or renovation of a particular garden area, informational signage, support for our children’s environmental education programs, sponsorship of new garden engagements, and more.
Honorary & Memorial Gifts
Consider making a gift in memory of a friend or loved one. Gifts in any amount are accepted for your special dedication. You may also make an honorary or memorial gift for person or special occasion with an Engraved Brick placed in the Cowden Rose Garden.
Gifts of Stock & Other Securities
Giving appreciated stock, mutual funds or other securities can help you avoid capital gains taxes while providing important support to the Gardens.
Employee Giving & Matching Programs
Many companies work with nonprofit agencies, like the Blackbaud Giving Fund’s partner, YourCause, to manage their employee giving programs. If your employer sponsors a Matching Gift Program or participates in a company giving campaign, please designate The Gardens as the beneficiary. It’s a great way to make gifts multiply for bigger impact.