Ways to Give

How your gifts help us

The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden is maintained with funding from Washoe County’s Department of Regional Parks and Open Space and generous contributions from the Wilbur May Foundation. The May Arboretum Society relies on its members, fundraising events and the generosity of donors like you to fund garden upgrades, horticulture and educational programming, as well as sustainability of the gardens for years to come.


Thanks to supporters throughout the year and at special times of planned giving, the Arboretum Society is able to achieve its organizational mission – to serve the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden through creating and maintaining educational opportunities which foster greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of the role of plants in the high desert and mountain bio-regions and by promoting the beauty and benefits of the Arboretum in our community and state.

Ways to give

Online General Donations
Donations may be made online using a credit card.

Mail-in General Donations

Mail-in Donations by check should be made payable to, and sent to:
May Arboretum Society
P.O. Box 6225, Reno, Nevada 89513

Additional Types of Donations
In addition to general donations from individuals and businesses, the May Arboretum Society may accept IRA non-qualified cash donations as well as donations from foundations.

Tax Deductions for Non-Profit Donations
The May Arboretum Society is considered a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization for tax purposes.

Your tax deductible donation will help ensure that the work of the May Arboretum Society continues.

May Arboretum Society Endowment Fund

Established by the May Arboretum Society and the Arboretum personnel, the Endowment Fund’s purpose is to support in perpetuity the Arboretum and to support future educational programming, operations, and arboretum personnel. It is our hope that the Endowment Fund will assist in fulfilling the mission of the Society and the mission of the Arboretum for generations to come.

Notice: Our endowment fund is no longer affiliated with the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.