Your support helps grow environmental education in the Twin Cities.
Dodge Nature Center is a privately funded 501c3. Your gift supports field trips, 8 miles of trails, 450,000 honeybees, restoration and pollination, a working farm, animals, birds, reptiles, and outdoor classrooms providing more than 60,000 nature based experiences each year. Dodge thrives because of the commitment of donors like you.
curriculum topics taught in nature classrooms
cents of every dollar donated goes to Nature and Environmental Education
acres across four destinations
dollars for a child to experience a field trip at Dodge
Thanks to a generous challenge match from an anonymous donor couple, any new or increased gift will be doubled, dollar-for-dollar!
Dodge Nature Center recognizes our supporters with the Wildflower Society, a new way to support and sustain environmental education.
The largest endeavor in Dodge Nature Center history, this campaign seeks to build access for thousands of more diverse visitors, to improve sustainability and preservation of our historic buildings and natural spaces, and to extend Mrs. Dodge’s legacy for generations to come.
Your monthly gift provides reliable support. Become a Dodge Sustaining donor by setting up a donation here or contact the development office at 651-789-5201 or email [email protected]
Do you have a donor advised fund? You can recommend a grant from your fund to Dodge Nature Center, 365 Marie Avenue West, West St. Paul, MN 55118. If you have questions, please contact Brenda Teats, Director of Development, at 651-789-5218 or [email protected]
Make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one. We will send a note letting the honoree or family members know of your gift. Gifts totaling $500 in honor or memory of your loved one will add a leaf to our legacy tree in our Farm Education Building. Contact the development office at 651-789-5201 or [email protected] with questions.
Our corporate and foundation partners provide indispensable support to our work at Dodge Nature Center. Whether it’s general operating support, sponsorship or investing in a specific program or project, we appreciate working with you to fulfill your funding goals and mission. To learn more about partnering with Dodge Nature Center, please contact Brenda Teats, Director of Development at 651-789-5218 or [email protected]
Dodge Nature Center relies on in-kind donations for animal care, office supplies, program supplies, tools, vehicles, lawn care and more. We cannot accept gifts of live animals. Gifts of taxidermy need to be reviewed by staff before they can be accepted. If you would like to make a donation of goods, please contact the development office at 651-789-5201 or email [email protected]
Do you have appreciated stock? You may be able to maximize tax savings. To make a stock gift to Dodge Nature Center, please contact Brenda Teats, Director of Development, at 651-789-5218 or [email protected] with number and type of shares so we can make sure we know the gift is yours. To transfer shares to our account, use the following information:
Broker: UBS Financial Services
DTC Number: 0221
Account Number: LO27255 (please note the second character is the letter O)
Please consult your tax adviser for tax information.
A rollover gift from you IRA may maximize tax savings. If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can roll over all or a portion of your required minimum distribution directly to Dodge Nature Center. Contact your IRA administer and ask them to send your rollover to Dodge Nature Center, 365 Marie Ave W, West St. Paul, MN 55118. Contact Brenda Teats, Director of Development, at 651-789-5218 or [email protected] with questions. Please consult your tax adviser for tax information.
Planned giving donors to Dodge Nature Center are members of our Egret Society and have planted a legacy to sustain Dodge into the future.
View Dodge’s Annual Report and IRS Form 990.