Ways to Give

The National Wildlife Refuge Association needs the support of all those who care about America’s unique wildlife heritage. Help us ensure a thriving Refuge System for generations to come.

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is the only nonprofit focused on promoting and protecting the National Wildlife Refuge System. By combining policy, grassroots development and public education objectives, and through leveraging its partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous partner organizations, we seek to ensure our country continues to support a diverse spectrum of plants and wildlife well into the future. With three stars on charity navigator, you know your donation is going to a good cause.


Interested in helping the environment and your local community? Join the ranks of the 38,000 people who volunteer on our national wildlife refuges annually! Volunteers and refuge Friends groups contribute over 1.4 million hours of stewardship each year in support of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

From removing invasive species, to cleaning up trash, conducting wildlife surveys and banding birds, there are many ways to become involved with your local wildlife refuge.

Learn more about specific volunteer opportunities on national wildlife refuges.

Make a Donation

Your gift helps us Protect America’s Wildlife

With your support, the Refuge Association will continue to build a constituency for wildlife, give wildlife a voice on Capitol Hill and conserve the integrity of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Click here to give a Monthly Gift

Setting up a monthly donation makes less hassle for you, and gives us a steady stream of funding to better protect the wildlife and habitat throughout the Refuge System.

Give a Memorial Gift

Donating in memory of loved ones who were passionate about the Refuge System and conservation is a great way to honor them while protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife they appreciated and enjoyed.

When you Shop

The National Wildlife Refuge Association is a part of AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Refuge Association every time you shop, at no cost to you.

Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the annual fundraising drive conducted by federal employees in their workplace each fall. Each year, federal employees and military personnel raise millions of dollars through the CFC, benefiting thousands of non-profit charities like the National Wildlife Refuge Association.

Donating through CFC is a unique and easy way to support the Refuge Association. Please help us make a difference for the Refuge System by checking #10076 on your contribution form. CFC donations help us carry out our mission of protecting America’s wildlife refuges by building community support and educating decision-makers about the importance of refuges for wildlife conservation.

Former FWS Directors Urge Federal Employees to Support the Refuge Association

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The Flyer is filled with news about the Refuge Association’s cutting-edge conservation work around the country, the triumphs of our Refuge Friends Groups and alerts about threats to and opportunities for refuges on which you can take action. The Flyer will keep you informed and empowered to help make a positive impact on our National Wildlife Refuge System.

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Take Action to Protect Our National Wildlife Refuges:

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