Want to make a difference in Indiana’s natural heritage? Concerned about the endangered wildlife that reside here? Or, maybe you want to ensure that Indiana's historical treasures are preserved. There are many ways that you can make a difference by donating to a specific fund within the DNR.
Here are the different areas in which you can make a donation.
Archaeology Preservation Trust Fund
Homeowners who stumble on an artifact, burial object or human remains on their land are required to follow DHPA-approved plans to excavate or secure the site from further disturbance. This can be costly for the homeowner. This fund helps offset some of those costs. How to donate:
Contact Amy Johnson, Archaeologist (ajohnson@dnr.IN.gov
, 317-232-6982)For more information:
Go to the Archaeology Preservation Trust Fund website
to learn more about this cause.
Donate to the Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs
Friends of Outdoor Indiana
Healthy Rivers INitiative
HRI is the largest conservation initiative undertaken in Indiana. It will restore 43,000 acres along the Wabash River and Sugar Creek and 26,000 acres on the Muscatatuck River. This project will protect, restore and enhance the rivers and their adjacent lands providing habitat and increased public access for recreation.
How to donate:
Visit the Healthy Rivers INitiative donation page
to make an online donation. For more information: See the Healthy Rivers INitiative website for more information.
President Benjamin Harrison Conservation Trust Fund
Indiana Nongame Fund
The Indiana Nongame Fund does not receive any tax dollars. It is entirely funded through voluntary contributions. Funds are used exclusively for the protection, conservation, management and identification of non-game and endangered species.How to donate:
Make a donation on your state tax form or make a direct donation to Indiana Nongame Fund
Sportsmen's Benevolence Fund
Many deer hunters donate their deer meat to food banks to help the hungry. Costs are associated in processing the deer. This fund helps offset the processing fees to encourage more people to donate. All funds are used to help finance deer processors who receive donated deer meat. The resulting venison is donated to provide much-needed meat to food banks across the state.How to donate:
Purchase a $5 pin from any DNR, Div. of Law Enforcement district office, local conservation officer or by ordering online
. Click here to make a monetary donation
*The Indiana Natural Resources Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with the DNR to teach others about and to permanently protect our unique natural heritage. If you would like to learn more about donating to this cause, please see the INRF website.