heart shaped leafYour support helps maintain the level of world-class research and education for which the Botany Department is known. Donations of any amount make a difference.

Donations can be made to the Botany General Fund, which is administered by the UW Foundation on behalf of the department. Those wishing to donate by mail can fill out a printable form. If you would be interested in establishing a endowment that would generate income on an ongoing basis, please contact the Chair.

Donors may also choose from a list of directed funds.

Here are just a few examples of how your gift makes a difference:


  • field trip gas
  • student lunch with lecturer
  • colloquium speaker dinner

  • outreach materials
  • herbarium supplies
  • conference registration fee

  • teaching microscope
  • field trip bus rental
  • field trap camera

  • sponsor guest lecturer
  • conference travel costs
  • computer for fieldwork

  • sponsor visiting professor
  • student summer support
  • student research support

  • sponsor graduate student
  • travel field course costs
  • research equipment