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 Department of Botany 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