Thank you for your support!
Your donations empower us to fulfill our mission "to provide engaging, individualized, and unique experiences to the public that inspire curiosity and foster learning about Michigan's natural history and rural past." Aside from the satisfaction of knowing that your support contributes to our mission, we hope that you find our facilities and programs interesting, informative, and FUN.
DeVries Nature Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible gifts enable us to provide high quality and affordable education programs, field trips and service to the community.
Ways to give
There are many ways to give. Use the convenient Donation form on the right to donate online. You can also donate by mail, over the phone and in person.
If you want your donation to be used for a specific program or purpose, you can write a note in the Comment section. Read below for more information about some of our special funds and giving programs, and check out our Wish List for more giving ideas.
The DeVries Fund
DNC's annual DeVries Fund is a year-round effort to raise funds necessary to support the daily operation of our small organization, including maintenance of our trails, grounds, and facilities. All gifts are fully tax-deductable.
The Program and Projects Fund
You can target your giving to projects and programs that spark your interest. Options include:
- Nature Playscape Fund
- Program Scholarship Fund
- Community Garden Fund
- Barn Restoration Fund
- Tree Planting Fund
In the comment section of your donation form you can specify where you would like your funds to be applied.
A contribution to DeVries is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone special or as a memorial for a loved one. DNC has many opportunities to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone in your life, including our Memorial Tree program.
Contact us with any questions you might have about making a gift suitable to pay tribute to someone you care about.
Jack and Fran DeVries had the foresight to create the Frances L. & Joseph R. DeVries, DVM, Nature Conservancy Fund within the Shiawassee Community Foundation to establish consistent funding and long-term security for DNC. Donations to the Fund are strategically invested by the Foundation Board, which allocates annually a percentage of the revenue from those investments to DeVries for daily operations, guaranteeing a source of income each year. Donations to the Fund remain a living legacy, ensuring that DeVries Nature Conservancy will exist into perpetuity.
Jack & Fran Society
Membership in the Jack and Fran Society is open to anyone who invests in the future of DeVries Nature Conservancy through a planned gift. You may prefer to make your final gift during your lifetime in order to witness the impact of your generosity, or to plan a gift that will be realized beyond your lifetime. In either case, your planned gift will be greatly appreciated by the future generations who come to DNC and benefit from its many programs and services.
Planned gifts can take many form and come in any amount; your lawyer or financial advisor can assist you in making an informed decision.