Goal: $200,000

40th Anniversary Campaign

To celebrate our milestone 40th anniversary, CPC invites you to sponsor a rare plant in support of our ‘40 for 40’ campaign! Our goal: to raise $200,000 to sponsor 40 plant species in the National Collection in honor of our 40 years of saving plants from extinction.

We’ve curated a special selection of rare plant species that need sponsorship as part of this 40th-anniversary campaign–highlighting the incredible beauty and diversity of North America’s rare and endangered plants. From the iconic Venus’ flytrap of the Carolinas and the charming Estuary monkeyflower of the Northeast wetlands; to the radiant White fire-wheel of Eastern Texas and the towering Torrey Pines of Southern California’s coasts–there are endangered plants that needs your support!

DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT – every $5K raised will be matched to achieve a full $10K sponsorship!

The CPC Board of Trustees has pledged $200,000 in matching funds for the ‘40 for 40’ anniversary campaign. For every $5K raised per plant species, our Board of Trustees will provide $5K in matching funds to bring the species to the full sponsorship level of $10K–growing the impact of your gift in support of rare and endangered plants. We are proud to have one hundred percent participation from our Board of Trustees for this match.

About the Plant Sponsorship Program

Plant sponsorships play a critical role in CPC’s mission to Save Plants from extinction. When a Participating Institution (PI) accepts responsibility for a National Collection species, it makes a long-term commitment to steward the species for future generations. PIs invest significant resources and effort in securing and holding the imperiled plant material, and they advance research and new technologies on the best ways to grow, manage, and restore these rare species. To offset some of the expenses of collecting, growing, and researching these plant species, CPC created the Plant Sponsorship Program. Plant sponsorships provide the PI responsible for the named species with steady, reliable funding for long-term work. A sponsorship does not cover all the expenses, but it provides significant help and stability.

A single donor or a group of donors may sponsor a plant at the $10,000 level by contributing any dollar amount or at Premium levels by contributing $25,000, $50,000, or $100,000. Donors may designate funds to sponsor a specific species in the National Collection or may support the Plant Sponsorship Program generally, in which case CPC will direct these funds to sponsor plants in the National Collection that would benefit from sponsorship.

It is the current policy of CPC Board of Trustees that the designated PI responsible for stewarding the fully sponsored plants in the National Collection receive annual payments equal to 5% of the sponsorship levels. Specifically, payments are $500 for a $10,000 sponsorship, $1250 for a Premium $25,000 sponsorship, $2500 for a **Premium $50,000 sponsorship, and $5000 for a ***Premium $100,000 sponsorship.  When a full sponsorship is accumulated at the minimum $10,000 level, payments begin the following year (funds must be deposited by September to be eligible for payment the following year). Amounts over and above the sponsorship payments support CPC’s home office activities in support of conservation and, more generally, of all plants in the National Collection.

By supporting the Plant Sponsorship Program, you are directly funding the stewardship of plants in the National Collection and aiding conservation work throughout CPC’s nationwide network.

Reasons to sponsor a plant:

  • You have a special affinity for a particular plant species.
  • You have a meaningful connection to a plant species’ native region.
  • You wish to honor a loved one; sponsor a plant for a friend, family member, or future generations.
  • You wish to aid conservation efforts in a region with the greatest number of rare plant species.

Learn more about the Plant Sponsorship Program.

Sponsor A Plant in Honor of CPC’s 40th Anniversary

Sponsor A Plant in Honor of CPC’s 40th Anniversary

Donate today to celebrate CPC’s 40th anniversary and to save rare plants in need of support! If you are interested in sponsoring a National Collection species not showcased above, please contact the CPC National Office.

The Center For Plant Conservation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization (EIN# 22-2527116) dedicated to saving rare plant species from extinction.