Support TACF's 2017 Spring Appeal

When the hands are many, the load is light.

Meadowview Research Farms is the center of TACF's American chestnut restoration efforts. Meadowview operations have changed and adapted with each step forward we have made in our research.

You can help TACF take the next important step in our journey to return of the American chestnut to its native range. Meadowview is now in urgent need of a seedling propagation facility. Our goal, with an eye on large-scale restoration, is to double seedling production in two new greenhouses from 10,000 to 20,000 seedlings annually.

Help us raise the $100,000 needed to make this facility, and its impact on our research, a reality!

The greenhouses will benefit our research in the following ways:

  • Early sowing will extend the first year of seedling growth;
  • Increased growth will allow for sufficient size to screen for disease resistance sooner;
  • Early screening allows TACF to only plant seedlings with the highest levels of blight resistance;
  • By only planting prescreened seedlings, staff and volunteer time is reduced and research orchard effectiveness is increased.
  • Donate today to help rectify one of the worst ecological disasters of the 20th Century. When you make a tax-deductible donation to The American Chestnut Foundation, you are supporting the most effective solutions to return this iconic species to our environment.

    Your contribution is an investment in the future. There's nothing more important and visionary than planting a tree.

    About your donation

    Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Your online donation helps support ongoing research to develop a blight-resistant American Chestnut tree to reintroduce within its native range along the eastern United States.

    You can also make a donation by mail. Send check or money order to:

    The American Chestnut Foundation
    50 North Merrimon Avenue, Suite 115
    Asheville, NC 28804

    *We can only accept direct donations from people located in the United States or Canada. If you are located outside the U.S. or Canada, you can make a donation through Network for Good

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    • The minimum one time donation amount is $5.00
    • The minimum monthly donation amount is $10.00

    Where Does Your Money Go?

    Your gift is extremely important to us because it provides the resources for the restoration of the American chestnut tree, reforestation and education projects within the U.S. Donations to The American Chestnut Foundation help fund projects such as:

    • Traditional breeding with hybridization;
    • Genomic selection;
    • Biotechnology and genetic modification;
    • Regional breeding with American chestnut germplasm conservation
    • Other major pests and diseases affecting forest ecosystems, such as Phytophthora root rot;
    • Silvicultural and reforestation projects

    TACF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our donation process is fully encrypted to ensure all personal and financial information is kept safe & secure.