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. You can make a general donation or specify how you want your money spent in the Comment Section of the donation form. Major donation categories are described below. All donations are appreciated, large and small. We thank you for your generosity.
You can donate online or mail your check to:
Friends of Schumacher Farm
5682 Hwy 19
Waunakee, WI 53597
If you have any questions about donations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 849-4559.
Donations for general operations are highly valued as these donations provide flexibility for the nine-member Board to apply donations in the organization's best interests and needs that support our mission.
For years, the Friends of Schumacher Farm have offered the annual spotlight events, Heritage Fest and Halloween at the Farm. The newly added Music Festival is quickly becoming another popular celebration. Workshops, nature hikes and educational events are also held throughout the year. Click the link below for brochure details on sponsorship levels and benefits.
The capital campaign is an extremely important step in building the future of Schumacher Farm Park as a Dane County historical site. The use of machinery in the 1920s-1930s farming history will be on display in a planned machinery museum. With initial planning underway, the museum is envisioned to provide a workspace to renovate machinery of that period - some of which is already owned by Friends. Historical machinery will be on display, with periodic demonstrations of its use. Contributors to the Vintage Machinery Museum will be recognized appropriately within the museum.
Note that the Center for Rural History, opening in 2019, is the direct result of a prior capital campaign. Contributors are recognized with a permanent wall plaque within the Center. Thank you to all who contributed and made it possible!
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 at under $20,000, we believe the endowment will increase substantially to assist in expanding the educational and historic programs at the Farm.
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.