Support ecological research, teaching & outreach

Give online

You may use a credit or debit card to donate online to any of the funds listed below. Clicking on any of the following links will take you to KU Endowment's secure website. Please consider giving to our unrestricted fund, the Center for Ecological Research Endowment. Every gift matters, and 100 percent of your gift benefits our research center directly. Email us at with questions.

Choose your fund

Researcher and students working in greenhouse-like structures with prairie flowers

Center for Ecological Research Endowment

This unrestricted fund provides support for the greatest and most urgent needs of our overall research center, including the KU Field Station.
Small group of people in early spring forest looking up with binoculars

Friends of the KU Field Station

This fund supports educational programs and public outreach at the Field Station and also can be used to meet urgent needs in support of research.
Delicate spring ferns and wildflowers on forest floor

Baldwin Woods Conservation Fund

This fund provides support for the site management, research and related activities at KU Field Station lands and facilities in the Baldwin Woods ecosystem.

Student support

Group tour at garden with rows of native flower beds

KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden

Support this high-use education, outreach and research site, the smallest of the KU Field Station sites and the one closest to KU's main campus.
Student watering individual plants in prairie research plot

Student Research Fund

This fund is used for awards, internships and small grants for KU students, giving undergrads early, life-changing experiences and graduate students greater opportunity for scholarship.
Mari Pesek and other graduate student in a prairie research plot

Mari Pesek Memorial Fund

This fund for graduate student research at the KU Field Station was established by family members and friends of grad student Mari Pesek (above right), who loved the Field Station.

Give by mail

Please make your check payable to KU Endowment and include a letter indicating that your gift is for the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research or the KU Field Station to:

KU Endowment

P.O. Box 928

Lawrence, KS 66044-0928

Monthly contributions

In the process of giving online, you may indicate your preference to make your gifts in installments via automatic bank transfer, or by credit or debit card.

If you are mailing in your giving form and wish to make your gift in installments, please note your preference in an accompanying letter. You also may email KU Endowment at or call 785-832-7400 or 800-444-4201.

Matching gifts

Does your employer match charitable contributions? Contact your Human Resources department to request a match and increase your gift. You can request a match whether you give online or by mail.

Major gifts

Major gifts can provide for vital needs such as named, endowed funds to support facilities, research, teaching and outreach. If you are interested in discussing a major gift or creating an endowed fund, please contact Sara Baer (, director of the Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, or Bryan Foster (, KU Field Station director.