Support the National Fund

The United States Botanic Garden celebrates the vital role of plants in our everyday lives through programs, exhibits and partnerships. There are many ways that you can support this important work whether through volunteering in a variety of interesting roles at the USBG or with a one-time donation. The National Fund also offers the opportunity to become Friend of the National Fund.


The Friends of the National Fund for the USBG have created a special NEXGen Fund to expand these educational outreach efforts and take our successful program activity to the next level. A one-time contribution of $2,500 or more can be donated to general funds or allocated to support specific initiatives.

For example, NEXGen donors have provided transportation scholarships to enable schools which may not normally have access to the Garden to experience the magic of plant science. Other NEXGen donors have helped underwrite specific programs such as DC Teacher Night, which brings public, private and homeschool teachers throughout the Metropolitan area together with environmental organizations for a spectacular evening of professional development at the Garden.

Your generosity will also allow us to build on innovative new programs to engage people of all ages in discovering the joy of plants and the important role they play in our everyday lives. All contributions are tax-deductible and keep our programs accessible to visitors from every aspect of our our community. NEXGen members will be recognized on our website and in all printed materials. 

Consider contributing to the National Fund for the US Botanic Garden at this distinguished level today! Please contact the office for additional information.

Planned Giving 

As the work of the National Fund and the United States Botanic Garden grows, the National Fund relies even more on your generous support. The National Fund provides a variety of opportunities to contribute to our mission. In addition to one-time donations or ongoing monthly contributions, planned giving possibilities include bequests, trusts and insurance are also options. Donations to support the National Fund, a 501(c)3 organization, are tax-deductible.

If you would like to discuss making a gift in memory or in honor of someone, remembering the National Fund in wills, estate planning or other forms of Planned Giving please contact the National Fund at 202-225-1281 or

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