TACF's 2019 Spring Appeal

The native range of the American chestnut spans nearly 200 million acres of eastern forest.  The four regions of the tree’s range are managed by TACF’s tenacious Regional Science Coordinators (RSC), Kendra Collins, Sara Fitzsimmons, Ben Jarrett, and Tom Saielli. These enthusiastic RSCs work tirelessly supporting the breeding programs of our 16 chapters, as well as educating the community about TACF’s mission toward restoration.

Your spring appeal gift enables our RSCs to continue supporting the research, education, and restoration activities within their four regions, cultivating external partners, new members, and volunteers. Your generosity also allows them to mentor talented interns who are critically needed during planting and harvest seasons. Thank you for your gift!

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As a faithful friend of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) and a supporter of our mission, you are the epitome of how we were founded 36 years ago. Your gift helps TACF afford and expand our utilization of cutting edge scientific methods, establish American chestnut conservation orchards across our eastern U.S. forests, and continue working toward an unprecedented restoration effort. 

Needless to say, you are truly making a lasting impact today and for future generations to come. Thank you for your donation.

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Where Does Your Money Go?

Your gift is extremely important for the restoration of the American chestnut tree. 93% of our costs are supported solely through private philanthropy and nearly 90% of your contribution fuels our groundbreaking work in breeding, biotechnology and biocontrol.

Your donation to TACF is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Donations can be made securely online, by calling TACF National office at (828) 281-0047 or by mail. Please 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 donate through Network for Good.