Become a Member, Renew or Give the Gift of Membership

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.

Looking for alternative gift ideas for the holidays? Give the gift of a TACF membership! This is a great gift for the individuals in your life who wish to be part of a bold movement to bring back a species once thought to be forever lost. With a gift membership of $75 or more, your gift recipient will receive a TACF 35th Anniversary tote bag!

All new members of TACF receive a welcome package including:

  • A welcome letter
  • A TACF car sticker
  • Latest edition of our award-winning Chestnut magazine

Additionally, all members receive:

  • A subscription to Chestnut magazine, published 3x/year
  • A TACF car sticker
  • Membership in one of our state chapters: AL, CT, GA, IN, KY, MA/RI, MD, ME, NC/SC, NY, OH, PA/NJ, TN, VA, VT/NH, WV
  • 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

If you prefer to mail your donation, click here to download a printable membership form to send in with your gift.

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

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  • 1-year membership begins at $40.00

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.