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Our future scientists, stewards and natural leaders are discovering their paths today. Your support is an investment not only in IslandWood, but in the world as we believe it can be.  

When you support IslandWood you are investing in the children, teachers and graduate students who participate in our programs. But that is only the beginning. As these people grow up, graduate, vote, enter the workforce and make choices that will affect us all, they will share the knowledge and inspiration gained at IslandWood with countless others. That’s how 100 children, graduate students and classroom teachers who experience IslandWood in one week becomes 100,000 people changed for a lifetime. It’s also how we ensure our future is in the caring hands of a generation of community and environmental stewards. 




By sponsoring an entire experience for a graduate student, a classroom or a school, you are ensuring the transformation IslandWood catalyzes is open to everyone. The children, teachers and graduate students who participate in our programs are incredibly diverse. Most live in or near Seattle, but they speak dozens of languages and represent cultures from six continents. We are committed to ensuring the IslandWood experience for all by offering financial assistance made possible by charitable contributions. 

$2,500 – Graduate Scholarships

Each year, more than 30 graduate students and aspiring teachers learn how to use the natural environment to ignite a passion for learning in young people. By supporting scholarships for these graduate students, you are investing in the thousands of students they will teach over the course of their career.  

$5,000 – A Month of the Homewaters Project

Your gift of $5,000 will sponsor an entire month of Homewaters explorations—meaning more than 800 children will connect classroom concepts to the natural world right in their own backyard. 

$10,000 – Nourishing Hearts and Minds

At IslandWood, food is a source of nourishment – and understanding. Your gift of $10,000 will enable 120 students in the School Overnight Program to enjoy enjoy three nutritious meals a day while exploring the connection between food and the land, the importance of healthy eating, and how choices they make about food at home impact their families and communities.




Give a Gift

Make a donation on behalf of a friend or loved one and you’ll give a gift multiple times over. The contribution will appear in the recipient’s name, supporting the spirit of education, experience and discovery.

Gift Matching 

Often companies and organizations will match employees’ gifts. Some will double, and even triple, contributions. We encourage you to inquire with your employer to maximize the impact of your gift. 

Donate a Gift of Stock

Gifts of stock and bonds are tax deductible, and may help you avoid capital gain taxes while supporting the IslandWood mission.  Email IslandWood to learn more. 

Leave a Legacy

Ensure future generations of children will experience transformative moments in nature through the legacy of your support. For more information, visit our planned giving webpage, or email IslandWood.