End-of-year giving keeps the momentum going!

Hike at Kitching Creek Nature Trail with Explore Natural Martin

2023 has been an incredible year for the Florida Wildflower Foundation. We’ve helped establish native plant and wildflower gardens at numerous Florida schools, parks and public spaces. We’ve given talks and hosted field trips across the state, with a special emphasis on South Florida. We’ve provided thousands of educational materials to help people learn more about the importance of preserving and using native plants. We shared the native plant movement with new audiences by translating all of our publications into Spanish. We expanded our network and gained countless new supporters. And we surpassed 30,000 drivers on the road who proudly display the State Wildflower license plate.

While this growth is certainly exciting, our work is not nearly complete. Whether you’re new to the native wildflower community or a long-time supporter, we need your help to keep the momentum going in 2024! We’ve got some exciting new things planned, including expanded planting programs, a revamped membership program and much more. Your gift today will blossom into the new year and beyond.

Why should I give an end-of-year gift to the Florida Wildflower Foundation?

Give to be a part of something bigger. We’re part of a growing movement of native plant and wildflower advocates across the state. With more than 30,000 drivers sporting the State Wildflower license plate and a network of supporters that is expanding by the day, we’re fostering a community of like-minded individuals that understand the importance of protecting our fragile environment.

Sweet pinxter azalea (Rhododendron canescens),
photo by Emily Bell

Give for future generations. Everyone deserves to see how La Florida, the “land of flowers,” got its name. By preserving wildflowers in their natural habitats, and creating new wildflower habitat in urban areas, we will ensure that future generations can enjoy the beauty and diversity of Florida’s blooms.

Give for tax benefits. For people who itemize their tax deductions, a charitable donation can come with financial benefits, making it the gift that truly gives back. Be sure to make your tax-deductible gift soon, as all donations must be made by December 31st at 11:59pm to count towards the 2023 tax year. If you’re mailing a check, be sure to get it postmarked before close of business on December 30th. Want to learn more? Contact your tax advisor to learn if charitable tax deductions are right for you.

Give for survival. Wildflowers are critical to pollinators, and pollinators are critical to us. Did you know that pollinators are responsible for every third bite of food we eat? Yet pollinator populations are in decline as a result of habitat loss and pesticide use. Your gift will help us create more wildflower habitat that will support and protect the pollinators we depend on for our own survival.

Bumble bee (Bombus sp.) on Summer farewell (Dalea pinnata), photo by Emily Bell