Join The American Chestnut Foundation

The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) depends primarily upon its members to support research to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut tree. Over 5,000 members are helping to bring this important tree back from the brink of extinction.

When you join or renew today, you'll help us restore the American chestnut for generations to come.

Click to download TACF's membership brochure in a PDF format.


Join us to restore the mighty American chestnut back to our eastern woodlands!



When you renew your membership in TACF, you help create a living legacy that lasts for generations.

Give a Gift Membership

A gift of TACF membership for your family and friends is a gift that comes from the hear.


Seed Level Membership

Join as a Seed Level Member to get the opportunity to test our latest line of potentially blight resistant chestnuts.


Benefits of Membership:

As a new member of The American Chestnut Foundation you will receive a welcome package including:

Additionally, you will receive:

  • All TACF publications, including a year's subscription to Chestnut
  • Membership in one of our 16 state chapters: AL, CT, GA, IN, KY, MA/RI, MD, ME, NC/SC, NY, OH, PA/NJ, TN, VA, VT/NH, and WV
  • eSprout, our monthly enewsletter
  • Access to expert advice on growing and caring for American chestnut trees 
  • Opportunities to participate in local breeding and research activities 
  • An invitation to TACF's Annual Meeting

All members that upgrade to an Seed Level Membership have access to our potentially blight-resistant chestnut seeds!

Join or renew online by using the links above, or print our membership formpdf


Please mail forms and donations to:
50 North Merrimon Avenue, Suite 115
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 281-0047

TACF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Membership dues are tax deductible as provided by law.