Fundraising and Scholarship Information

TNA's purpose for fundraising is consistent with the overall group vision. Money donated to TNA is placed into one of five separate funds for the purpose of general operating expense, local research, education, or natural habitat preservation.

The Toledo Naturalists' Association is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Donate by credit card below or mail your donation to Toledo Naturalists' Association, 19800 Sugar Creek Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402.

The Harold Mayfield Research Award Fund

This fund was established in 1990 to benefit undergraduate and graduate college students conducting research projects that will enhance knowledge of the flora, fauna, or geology of the Toledo area. To apply for a Mayfield Research award, please download and fill out an application. Typically, research awards granted will be followed with a monthly program to TNA members andor an article for our annual yearbook. Help students with research funding and donate today:

James D. Mallory College Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1990 to supply financial aid to TNA members in college who intend to or are majoring in a field of study related to natural history. Interested members or family members should fill out an application and forward it to TNA prior to April 15th for that award year.

Waterbury Conservation Fund

The Waterbury Conservation Fund was stablished in 1988 with the goal of preserving natural areas. The focus of future grants from this fund is likely to be land preservation in Northwest Ohio. Past awards from this fund have gone to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, the Toledo Zoo, the Green Ribbon Initiative, and the Nature Conservancy.

Lou Campbell Fund

This fund was Established in 2004 as a memorial to honor Lou Campbell and supports education which promotes knowledge of natural history in Northwest Ohio. Recipients of awards from this fund include the Black Swamp Birds Observatory and the Ohio Young Birders Club.

General Operating Fund

See your bulletin or yearbook for the status of TNA's operating fund.