DeVries Nature Conservancy

Thank you for your support!

Without your donations, we cannot fulfill our mission of providing engaging, individualized, and unique experiences to the public that inspire curiosity and foster learning about Michigan's natural history and rural past.

Aside from the satisfaction of knowing that your support contributes to our mission, we hope that you find our facilities and programs interesting, informative, and FUN.

DeVries Nature Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible gifts enable us to continue to provide high quality and affordable education programs, fieldtrips, and service to the community.


The Program and Projects Fund

You can target your giving to projects and programs that spark your interest. Options include:

   - Nature Playscape Fund

   - Program Scholarship Fund

   - Community Garden Fund

   - Barn Restoration Fund

   - Tree Planting Fund

In the comment section of your donation form you can specify where you would like your funds to be applied. Click here to donate.

The DeVries Fund

DNC's annual DeVries Fund is a year-round effort to raise funds necessary to support the daily operation of our small organization, including maintenance of our trails, grounds, and facilities. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  Click here to donate.


Tribute Gifts

A contribution to DeVries is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone special or as a memorial for a loved one. DNC has many opportunities to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone in your life, including our Memorial Tree program.

Contact us with any questions you might have about making a gift suitable to pay tribute to someone you care about. 

If you are ready to donate click here.


Jack and Fran DeVries had the foresight to create the Frances L. & Joseph R. DeVries, DVM, Nature Conservancy Fund within the Shiawassee Community Foundation to establish consistent funding and long-term security for DNC. Donations to the Fund are strategically invested by the Foundation Board, which allocates annually a percentage of the revenue from those investments to DeVries for daily operations, guaranteeing a source of income each year. Donations to the Fund remain a living legacy, ensuring that DeVries Nature Conservancy will exist into perpetuity. Click here to donate.

Jack & Fran Society

Membership in the Jack and Fran Society is open to anyone who invests in the future of DeVries Nature Conservancy through a planned gift. You may prefer to make your final gift during your lifetime in order to witness the impact of your generosity. Or, you may wish to plan a gift that will be realized beyond your lifetime. In either case, your planned gift will be greatly appreciated by the future generations utilizing DNC. 

Planned Giving can take many forms, and in any amount; your lawyer or financial advisor can assist you in making an informed decision.

Contact us

Mail us: 2635 N. M52 

             PO Box 608

             Owosso, MI 48867

Call us: 989.723.3365

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