Support thriving forests, essential resources, and strong communities. When you give to SAF you make an impact and leave a legacy. Explore ways to give to SAF below.

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  • Decide how you'd like to make your donation to SAF by exploring the giving options below.
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Make an Immediate Gift

Make an immediate gift to an SAF fund of your choice. We hope you choose to support thriving forests and the professionals who manage them by donating to one (or more!) of SAF's six funds today. Scroll down to the last section on this webpage to learn more.

Make a Pledge to Give Over Time

Make a sustaining pledge to SAF and join the 1900 Founders' Circle. The 1900 Founders' Circle is a community of donors who care deeply about the practice and profession of forestry and natural resources management. Founders' Circle members pledge to give a total of $1,900 over the course of four years, providing a reliable source of support for SAF programming. To learn more or to join the Founders' Circle, email us at [email protected]

Donate Stock

SAF accepts gifts of stock. We use a platform called DonateStock that allows you to quickly make a gift of securities. Click the button below to make your stock gift. Visit the Stock Donations page for additional details.

Give from a Donor-Advised Fund

Do you contribute to a donor-advised fund (DAF)? Amplify your giving by recommending SAF as a recipient of a grant from your DAF. Visit the Donor-Advised Funds page for additional details.

Give from your IRA

If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, you can make a charitable gift to SAF directly from your IRA. Any donation up to $100,000 per year can be made to a qualifying nonprofit like SAF without having to pay income taxes on your gift. This giving option can also satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD). Visit the Give From Your IRA page for additional details.

Employer Matched Gifts

You have the chance to double or even triple your donation with employer matched gifts! Many employers match the charitable gifts their employees make. Ask your employer's human resources or personnel office to determine your employer's matching gift policy.

Learn About Our Funds

SAF has a number of funds that support our annual programming. You can give directly to a fund to support its respective program(s) or give to the General Fund, and your support will be directed where it is needed most.


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Gregory Award Fund

The Gregory Award Fund brings outstanding international students and early-career professionals to the annual SAF National Convention to engage with forestry professionals from across the United States and beyond. Through this experience, Gregory Award recipients expand their professional networks and become international ambassadors for SAF.
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Foresters Fund

SAF awards Foresters Fund grants to local units for grassroots activities that 1) promote forestry education and leadership, 2) enhance public understanding of forest management, and/or 3) encourage exploration of natural resources careers. Foresters Fund-supported projects are diverse in scope and topic. Click here to learn more about recent Foresters Fund successes.

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Science Fund

The Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund promotes new forest research, ongoing tech development, and continuing education opportunities for professionals. In addition to other projects, Science Fund grants are awarded for hosting or implementing collaborative efforts, including conferences, SAF National Convention sessions, field tours, workshops, and SAF-published articles.

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General Fund

The General Fund supports the immediate and long-term needs of the Society and its members. You General Fund gift allows SAF the flexibility to invest in emerging needs, new strategic programming, and expanded member benefits. Programs supported by the General Fund include, but are not limited to, the National Awards and Recognition Program and the Henry Clepper Forest Policy Internship.

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Mollie Beattie Fund

The Mollie Beattie Fund enhances diversity in the broad field of natural resources management by encouraging students and early-career professionals, particularly women and minorities, to pursue careers in forestry. Among other contributions to SAF, those selected as Mollie Beattie fellows write for The Forestry Source and submit their research for inclusion in an SAF journal.

Give to Mollie Beattie Fund 

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Please email [email protected] for additional information or assistance.
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