Private gifts of all sizes strengthen the mission of the University of Maryland Extension, which strives to improve the health, well-being and security of youth, families and communities; conserve and enhance natural resources; and strengthen agriculture and food systems across the state and beyond. The University of Maryland Extension is currently funded through a combination of state and federal funds, grants, fees and gifts. All donations to the University of Maryland Extension, whether they be a large endowment gift, annual cash gift, or gift in-kind, are vital to strengthening our programs.

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Specific Giving Opportunities

Fruit Pathology Research & Extension Fund

Supports fruit research and extension programming within University of Maryland Extension.

Agriculture Extension Education Fund

Provides support for agriculture education programs within University of Maryland Extension.

Sea Grant Extension Program Fund

To support outreach and education activities that support the Sea Grant program within University of Maryland Extension.

UME Professional Development Fund

This fund supports professional development initiatives for faculty within University of Maryland Extension.

UME Small Ruminant Program

Funds support Small Ruminant program research. Funds can be used to: purchase feed, supplies, equipment, improvements, repairs, animals, veterinary costs, professional development for UME faculty, staff and graduate assistants.

Maryland Master Gardener Program

The Maryland Master Gardener Program is a volunteer education program supported by the Home and Garden Information Center. The program is taught and administered by University of Maryland Extension faculty, staff, and volunteers. Master Gardener volunteers are people who combine their love of plants, people, and the natural world to create a healthier community through environmental stewardship.

Baltimore City Extension Fund

The UME – Baltimore City Urban Institute is teaching City residents how to help themselves – and each other by providing research-based information to individuals, families and communities to solve problems and improve lives. Supporting the UME – Baltimore City Urban Institute will help enhance the programs delivered and strengthen the communities served.