Join Us By Donating to The Land Institute
Our circle of support is growing, and its roots are deep. Thank you for planting yourself among that circle. You and your support strengthen our resilience as an organization.
Make your donation online to The Land Institute today!
What Your Donation Supports
By supporting our work with a gift today, you help us provide farmers with crops and practices better-suited to feeding a hungry world, without further compromising the health of the very ecosphere that sustains us all.
Your gifts go to work immediately, and they do more than just keep the lights on. They:
- Purchase microscopes and slides to examine plant tissue, and solar-powered vehicles to get from one field to another;
- Keep water re-circulating through the ebb and flow benches in our greenhouse;
- Create “winter” in our vernalization chamber to accelerate the flowering of plants in our breeding programs;
- Supply ventilation and climate-controlled storage in spaces used to process and analyze harvested materials;
- Support postdoctoral researchers carrying out experiments at collaborating institutions;
- Pay the salaries of the full-time scientists, technicians, and support staff at our Salina, Kansas, headquarters; and
- Bring talented undergraduate interns to help with summertime planting and harvest.
Your dollars do all of these things, and much, much more.
The Land Institute is an IRS-designated 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, so your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
How To Donate to The Land Institute
Become a Perennial Friend of the Land
Make an ongoing monthly donation to become a Perennial Friend of the Land using our secure online donation page or by mailing in this form with your donation.
Monthly payments can make a larger gift more affordable for you, while also providing The Land Institute with a more predictable income stream – it’s a win-win!
Gifts can be made via automatic bank draft or credit/debit card transaction, in an amount and on a recurring date of your choosing. You’ll receive an annual summary of your contributions as well as the Land Report, discounted admission to special events, and periodic special updates on our people and work.
Donate Online Today
Use a credit or debit card on our secure donation page, and you’ll receive immediate confirmation via email as well as a printed acknowledgement via mail.
Send Your Gift By Mail
Just download our printable donation form and make your gift payable to:
The Land Institute
2440 E Water Well Rd
Salina, KS 67401
An acknowledgement of your gift will be sent via mail.
Donor Advised Fund
Donor advised funds are established at charitable organizations for the purpose of facilitating grants to nonprofit organizations. Gifts to these funds allow you to receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend grants from the fund in support of your favorite causes. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Fidelity Charitable, and Schwab Charitable are but three of many organizations through which such gifts may be made.
Leverage the impact of your gift with a matching gift from your employer! Check with your human resources department to find out if your employer offers this benefit, and if so, how to access it.
We appreciate gifts of stock, which may be made via our Charles Schwab account. For more information about making a stock gift to The Land Institute, contact Amy Cole by phone at (785) 823-5376 or by email ().
There are many ways to ensure that your support endures well into the future – while still providing for your heirs and other organizations. Bequests, trusts, annuities, and beneficiary designations from insurance or retirement plans are all excellent vehicles for remembering The Land Institute in your estate.
Become a Friend of The Land
With an annual gift of $50 or more, you’ll receive the latest copy of our Land Report printed newsletter (only available via mail until the next issue is printed), discounted admission to special events, and notices of Land Institute speaking appearances in your area. Many of those whom Wes Jackson calls our “Consecrated Constituency” began their support many years ago as Friends of the Land.
A Responsible Steward of The Land and Your Donation
The Land Institute is proud to be recognized as a 2016 Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator, reflecting our continued commitment to the highest levels of integrity in accountability and transparency, and to stewarding our donors’ gifts wisely and proactively in advancing our mission.
The Land Institute respects and protects the confidentiality of our donors. We honor all requests for anonymity, and we will not sell, trade, or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations.