Your online gift helps support the mission of the Kalamazoo Nature Center by providing funding for the many programs and services offered every month. From summer camp to preschool, public programs, research, and conservation, our goal is to inspire everyone to experience nature everyday. You can help.

KNC is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) formed in 1960. We are supported by membership and admission fees, monetary and in-kind donations, program and service fees, foundation grants, and endowment earnings.

Annual Fund

Red squirrel

Planned Giving

Beech Maple Trail in early fall

Tribute Gifts

Habitat Haven Trail September

Support a Program:

From early childhood programs to important research initiatives, KNC has a wide variety of programs that impact the community and the natural world. Your support make these opportunities possible.

Eastern Screech Owl at KNC

Adopt an Animal

Symbolically adopting an Animal Ambassador is an exciting way to support KNC’s Animal Ambassador Program and learn more about these amazing animals. Animal adoptions make a great gift!

Adopt an Ambassador Animal >

Goldfinch on thistle

Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory

Each donation supports the supplies, facilities, and staff critical to building on the Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory’s 40+ year history as one of the largest inland banding stations in the United States.

Support the KVBO >

White tailed fawn

Early Childhood Education Fund

You can support learning in the natural world! Early childhood education programs at KNC, including Nature’s Way Preschool (NWP), provide critical building blocks for young learners.

ECE Fund >

Fair Food Matters

Fair Food Matters

While food equity and sustainability remain our primary focus, the challenges of COVID-19 have allowed FFM and KNC to extend our reach and impact in the local community.  You can help!

Fair Food Matters Fund >

Butterfly in hand

Michigan Butterfly Network

The Michigan Butterfly Network seeks to assess the changing population status of our state’s butterfly species, evaluate the quality of Michigan ecosystems, and engage in community science research.

Donate to MiBN >

Kids sitting on log wearing boots

Financial Assistance Program

Financial need is one of the many barriers that prevent a child’s participation in KNC programs. With your support, we can provide programming to individuals and groups demonstrating financial need.

Donate to the Financial Assistance Program >

Sugarbush restoration

Sugarbush Forest Restoration

KNC has worked to build a plan that will honor Kalamazoo’s ecological heritage, while also planning for a healthy future forest. Staff and volunteers reforested part of Fern Valley, and you can help!

Learn More >

Heron Sculpture

Become a Member

Membership at KNC gives you access to KNC with free admission for one year. In addition, your membership supports the award-winning education, research, and conservation programs.

Membership >

Gift of Nature

Give the Gift of Nature

Support KNC and give a gift that lasts all year. Whether shopping at Trailhead Gifts & Books in the KNC Visitor Center or giving a gift membership, there is a wide range of ideas for all ages and interests.

Gifts of Nature >

Kids Raccoon Run

Sponsor an Event

A sponsorship places your business in front of our 6,200+ membership base and the greater Kalamazoo community.

Sponsorship Opportunities >

Other Ways to Give:

Give By Mail:
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Give by Phone:
(269) 381-1574 x0

Tom Springer, Vice President of Development
(269) 381-1574 x35

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