Support the SAF Community with a Special Gift

When you give to SAF you ensure that we can maintain and develop new programming for our community. With your tax-deductible contribution, SAF will continue advancing sustainable forestry management, enhancing public understanding of the profession and the benefits forests provide to society, supporting and empowering the next generation of foresters, and more. 

To learn more about our various funds, please see below. You may also contact the Development Department for additional information and assistance at [email protected]. Thank you for considering a donation to the Society of American Foresters.

How do your dollars make a difference?

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Join the newly relaunched 1900 Founders' Circle!

Becoming a member of the 1900 Founders’ Circle means becoming a part of something larger than SAF. With a donation of $1,900 over the course of four years, you join a community of 150+ donors who care deeply about the forestry and natural resources profession as well as the professionals within it.  

Founders’ Circle members have exclusive access to: 

• Sneak peeks on new and innovative SAF programming  
• Recognition in our annual report and at the SAF National Convention  
• Events tailored to SAF donors, including the Donor Gratitude Reception at the SAF National Convention  
• A Founders’ Circle lapel pin 

To learn more and join the Founders' Circle, email us at [email protected]
Thank you! 

Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund

The Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund supports SAF Working Group communities of interest and practice (WGs) in the development and dissemination of scientific findings and new technology for foresters and other natural resources professional and to facilitate science-informed management.   

Gregory Award Fund

The Gregory Award Fund provides economic assistance to students or young professionals outside of the United States and Canada so they can attend the annual SAF National Convention. Through this experience, attendees expand their professional networks, explore career opportunities, and become international ambassadors for SAF.   

Foresters Fund

The Foresters Fund is used primarily to promote forestry education to enhance public understanding of forest management, create awareness about the forestry profession, and encourage opportunities for youth natural resources career exploration. Grants are awarded to state societies, divisions, and chapters to support activities at the grassroots level that increase our impact and strengthen our organization. 


#forestproud is a cutting-edge communications effort that builds awareness and support for forest climate solutions with 18-34-year-olds outside the sector. We believe forests offer powerful climate solutions, forest management is how we deliver those solutions, and markets and products are how we sustain them.

Mollie Beattie Fund

The Mollie Beattie Fund enhances diversity in the natural resources profession by encouraging students and early career professionals, particularly women and minorities, to become foresters and natural resources professionals.    

General Fund

The General Fund supports immediate needs of the Society and its members, in addition to providing SAF with the flexibility to invest in current and emerging needs. Programs supported by the Fund include, but are not limited to, SAF's National Awards and Recognition Program and the Henry Clepper Forest Policy Internship.