We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization run mostly by volunteers. Donations make a big impact toward maintaining our buildings and equipment and supporting our education programs and events. All donations are appreciated, large and small. We thank you for your generosity. 

Become a Member

With your donation, you may also opt in to becoming a Member of Friends of Schumacher Farm Park. Members choose our leaders and help set the future direction of programming. In addition to keeping rural history alive in Dane County, members also get discounts on select classes and workshops. All memberships are for the calendar year and expire on December 31st. You will be notified for renewal prior to the January 1st renewal date.

Choose Where Your Support Goes

When you donate, you can specify how you want your money spent in the memo of your check or on our online donation form:

You can mail your check to:

Friends of Schumacher Farm
5682 Hwy 19 
Waunakee, WI 53597  

Or donate online by clicking the button below: 

If you have any questions about donations, please contact us at or (608) 849-4559.

Event Sponsorship

For years, the Friends of Schumacher Farm have offered the annual spotlight events, Music Fest, Heritage Fest and Halloween at the Farm. Workshops, nature hikes and educational events are also held throughout the year. Click the link below for brochure details on sponsorship levels and benefits. Click here to download a sponsorship form.

Endowment Fund

A Friends of Schumacher Farm endowment fund has been established at the Madison Community Foundation to provide long-term stability and support for the Friends mission. While currently in its infancy, we believe the endowment will increase substantially to assist in expanding the educational and historic programs at the Farm.

Other ways to support us

In-kind, non-cash donations are also welcome. Old barn wood, metal sheeting, tools, grounds equipment, and certain household items come to mind. Click on the "wish list" of current specific needs. Machinery and items which reflect the 1920s through the 1930s are especially important in the expansion of our historical inventory. Contact the Park Administrator to discuss your donation.

Donations of time and talent - volunteering - is so very important! Click here for volunteer opportunities.