There are so many ways that members like you can help us to raise funds for our restoration mission. Please check out the list below and see if there is a good fit for you. And if you have other suggestions please email the Chapter Administrator, Jean Najjar at mail@patacf.org.

Corporate Employee Matches

Our Chapter has benefited in the past from corporate matching gifts offered to employees. Sixty-five percent of Fortune 500 companies and many others offer matching gifts including:

  • BP British Petroleum
  • General Electric
  • Soros Fund Management
  • Gap Corporation
  • ExxonMobil
  • CarMax
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • Merck & Co.

Even if you are retired you may be able to participate in this matching program. Please check with your employer to see if they will match donations.

Facebook Fundraisers

Are you still on Facebook? Make it work for the restoration of the American chestnut. Facebook provides a platform for individuals to create their own fundraiser for their favorite causes.  Facebook does not charge fees on fundraisers for nonprofits and all you have to do is follow this link to their simple instructions. These fundraisers do count on you sharing your fundraiser with friends on Facebook but it could be worth a try. One member created a Facebook fundraiser for her birthday last year and raised $200 for our chapter. 

Donations of Crafts to Sell 

Outreach events have few are far between during COVID but we are hoping that 2022 will see us out and about once again. At many events we offer donated hand-crafted items like hand-turned chestnut bowls and wooden spoons.  Proceeds from all these products go to the PA/NJ Chapter. (Photo Description: PANJ-TACF Board Member Larry Yozwiak at the Forest Landowners Conference with our display including handcrafted items donated to PANJ-TACF)


Shopping Online

Local Artisan, Kimberly Helder, of Helders Design is putting her talent to work to support the restoration efforts PA-TACF. Using twigs from Pure American chestnut twigs collected by Steve Hoy at our research orchards at Penn State, she is making American chestnut earrings. For every pair, she sells she has agreed to give $5 to our Chapter. Learn more…


If you shop online using Amazon.com be sure to shop via https://smile.amazon.com and choose Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support PA-TACF every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com.
To Get Started:

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Read more…