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The Master Gardener Foundation of King County provides over 80% of the financial support for the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program in King County. The Master Gardeners serve residents through online and in-person plant clinics, demonstration gardens, outreach gardens, youth gardens and classroom outreach programs and workshops year round.

Your contributions to the Master Gardener Foundation of King County support all Master Gardener activities in King County. We are very thankful to everyone who has already made gifts to the Foundation. All donations are tax deductible, and we need your support more than ever. You may use the link below to make a secure donation online at any time.

In 2020, the Foundation experienced a huge shortfall due to constraints on its fundraising events as a result of pandemic-related concerns.Without our traditional onsite plant sales which were the primary source of our funds, we fell short of our budgetary goals in 2020, and we anticipate that we will experience a similar shortfall in 2021. Your ongoing donations will help us continue to support our home gardeners in new ways and expand to provide horticultural advice online where it is readily available at any time.

Many people are taking their enforced stay-at-home period to cultivate their gardens, leading to a resurgence in home gardening. For some it is a chance for leisure, but for others it is a chance to grow food in their own spaces, for their own tables. Master Gardeners continue to be available via their email clinic and now online with their video clinics and online educational events.

Remember: Contributions in any amount add up quickly, and each donation is greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.

Click the “Donate” button below to support the Master Gardener Foundation and their community work. You’ll be taken to the PayPal site, where you can securely complete the transaction. You are able to pay with your credit card OR use your PayPal account.




Or Send by check made payable to MGFKC to:
MGFKC (ATTN: Treasurer)
UW CUH, Box 354115, SEATTLE WA 98195-4115

Why contribute to the Master Gardener Foundation?

  • Safe and sustainable gardening and water use practices are vital to preserving our environment. Never have “green” gardening practices been more in the forefront. The Master Gardener Program seeks to provide this kind of education and information to the citizens of King County.
  • Master Gardeners provide FREE, cost-effective information to the public on environmentally safe gardening practices and water conservation. The information that is shared is research-based and encourages limited use of pesticides and fertilizers.

In 2019, more than 600 Master Gardeners donated over 40,000 volunteer hours in King County, serving 50,000 adults and children and youth. In 2020, our online clinics responded to over 1100 emails and met online in Zoom with more than 100 local gardeners to answer their horticultural questions.

We hope in 2021 we will once again meet the public at our 38 plant clinics, in our 12 demonstration gardens, as well as see them online in the education programs in classes and workshops for gardeners of all experience levels.

  • The Master Gardener Foundation provides over 80% of the financial support for all these valuable Master Gardener activities in King County.

The Foundation fully funds all clinics, gardens, and supplements or fully funds educational classes and workshops and other program activities for King County residents. Washington State University Extension currently provides most of the salary and benefits of the King County Master Gardener Program Coordinator.  The Foundation funds provide the program office space and administrative costs and fully supports a part time program assistant in an effort to continue the WSU Extension Master Gardener program in our county. The 2008 loss of King County funding for this program makes your donations even more important.

  • Your contribution is tax deductible!

The Master Gardener Foundation of King County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the IRS, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and support the Master Gardener Programs and activities in King County.

The WSU King County Master Gardener Program is a highly successful example of collaboration and partnership between a university, a Foundation, and volunteers who serve as citizen scientists. Please consider a donation to the Master Gardener Foundation of King County and help keep our county green!

Updated December 2020




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