I Support NAOCC

North American Orchid Conservation Center

Native orchids are at risk! NAOCC is committed to the survival of our native orchids through programs that focus on preservation, propagation and education. Your gift will help NAOCC grow a network of botanic gardens, public and private landowners, researchers, educators and citizens to meet this challenge.

Your generous gift of any amount will support a wide range of activities, such as:

  • Student internships at the Smithsonian Institution or partner organizations ($6,000 per 12-week internship)
  • Postdoctoral fellowships that focus on the ecology of our native orchids ($50,000 per year)
  • Supporting our partners’ efforts on orchid propagation and NAOCC’s interactive website ($20,000 - $50,000 per partner organization)
  • Expanding NAOCC’s interactive website
  • The establishment of an endowment to ensure NAOCC’s ability to support our orchid heritage.

NAOCC is based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), a nonprofit research institute at the Smithsonian Institution. Make your tax-deductible gift to support NAOCC today!

Donate online: All online transactions are processed through our secure payment system.

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Donate by mail: If you prefer to make your gift by check, please print our DONATION FORM and mail your gift to:

Jeanine Young
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037

Please make checks payable to:
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

To discuss additional funding opportunities, contact Dennis Whigham by email: naocc@si.edu