About the National Fund

 

Our Mission

The National Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to support the educational outreach initiatives at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG). The National Fund and the USBG share a dedication to demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological importance of plants to the well-being of humankind. Our goal is to support the creation of extraordinary programs and exhibits that delight, educate and inspire our visitors to become more active stewards of the plants that support life on earth.

The National Fund achieves its mission by helping coordinate over 200 public programs each year at the USBG, reaching thousands of participants.

The National Fund administers registration fees and assists with program and tour registration, supports the USBG volunteer program, sponsors the National Garden Internship, funds Hands On Plant Science (HOPS), contributes to D.C. Teacher’s Night and so much more!