Ways to Support

Why Support the Master Naturalist Program?

Does the Master Naturalist program align with your values? Consider supporting the program by donating time as a volunteer or providing a financial gift toward the program — or both!

Your support will help increase understanding of Wisconsin’s natural world, encourage stewardship and local engagement, and assist the coordination and celebration of these amazing volunteer efforts.

Gift of Time

The time spent as a Master Naturalist is an important contribution to Wisconsin’s natural world.  We appreciate all of the volunteer service Master Naturalists provide throughout the state. Thank you! If you aren’t a Master Naturalist, please consider joining us!

Gift of Resources

Individual Giving

If the Master Naturalist program made an impact on you, please consider a personal donation. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the University of Wisconsin Foundation to support the Master Naturalist program.


We greatly appreciate both long-term and short-term support from businesses, corporations, and non-profits. If environmental stewardship aligns with the philosophy of your enterprise, consider sponsoring an event, providing in-kind contributions, or contributing items (or experiences) to our silent auction. We can help you identify a method of giving that works for you. For additional information, please contact us at info@wimasternaturalist.org.

Silent Auction at 2018 Summit, photos by Deb Potts

Planned Giving

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program may inspire you in a way that aligns with your wish to leave a legacy. Planned gifts of all sizes help sustain Master Naturalists for generations to come. As part of the UW–Madison community, Master Naturalist supporters have access to the planned giving resources and expertise of the University of Wisconsin Foundation. For additional information, please contact our program director, Becky Sapper, becky.sapper@wisc.edu.