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Giving to Extension


Gifts of all sizes are made to the various programs of the University of Maryland Extension by individuals, corporations, associations, foundations and banks. These private investments 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.

University of Maryland Extension Professional Development FundThis fund supports professional development initiatives for faculty within University of Maryland Extension.

University of Maryland Extension Small Ruminant ProgramFunds 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 ProgramThe 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. They share their knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas, positively impacting their communities by
  • Improving human and ecological health through the Grow It Eat It program
  • Increasing biodiversity through native plants and pollinators education.
  • Demonstrating the benefits of slowing down and capturing storm water with rain gardens, rain barrels, and Bay-Wise landscapes.
  • Teaching best practices that reduce unnecessary pesticide and fertilizer use.
By supporting the Maryland Master Gardener Program, you are contributing to a more vibrant and resilient world for generations to come.

Agriculture Extension Education FundProvides support for agriculture education programs within University of Maryland Extension.

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

Baltimore City Extension FundBuilding stronger individuals, families and communities is ingrained in the University of Maryland Extension (UME)-Baltimore City Urban Institute’s mission. 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. Being part of the UME-Baltimore City Urban Institute family of Board Members, Faculty, Staff, Students, Volunteers and Donors is a privilege. Please join our family by offering your service and participation or by donating today. Help us create and build opportunities that improve the lives of families all across Baltimore City.
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