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With the support of our donors, LAF invests in research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives to increase the influence and impact of landscape architects to design a healthy, equitable, and sustainable world.

There are many levels of support available to demonstrate your commitment to LAF's mission, make an impact, and show what is important to you. Join us to transform the world through landscape architecture. 

Donors enjoy special recognition and benefits according to the size and designation of the gift. LAF is a tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your charitable contribution is deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Donate online now or review our 2024 Sponsorship Information packet.

For additional information or to discuss giving and recognition opportunities, please contact Cara Chard at cchard [at] (cchard[at]lafoundation[dot]org).


General Giving

LAF Annual Fund
Support LAF with a gift of any amount to the LAF Annual Fund, which provides critical financial support for the continued success of LAF’s research, scholarship, and leadership programs and initiatives. Donate Now.

Honor and Memorial Giving
Give to LAF in honor or memoriam of someone. You’ll get a printable certificated to share, and the honoree will be recognized in LAF’s Annual Report. Make a Gift Now.
We will be happy to mail a card to the person of your choice, notifying them of your gift. Email cchard [at] (cchard[at]lafoundation[dot]org) with your request.

Planned Giving
Plan ahead to support LAF and leave a legacy in the profession. Contact your financial advisor and let LAF know of your plans so that we can recognize you in our LAF Legacy  Society.


Event and Program sponsorship

All sponsorship packages (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) include high-quality brand promotion and complimentary tickets to LAF events. More details on event and program sponsorships are available here.


*Donors who make a 3-year pledge to sponsor the Annual Benefit receive a lower rate for each tier. 

LAF Annual Benefit
LAF’s Annual Benefit draws a national audience and is well-attended by leaders and emerging professionals from practice, academia, and industry as well as students. Sponsors support LAF’s research, scholarships, and leadership programs while receiving high quality brand association and opportunities to connect with key audiences. 

Research sponsorship supports LAF’s most popular resource, the Landscape Performance Series (LPS), and the collaborative research and training program, Case Study Investigation (CSI). With 250,000 annual pageviews and 65,000 annual users, the LPS website is used by landscape architects, allied professionals, developers, land managers, educators and advocates to find precedents, show value, and make the case for the vital role that high-performing landscapes play to create sustainable, livable, and economically vibrant communities. 

A new sponsorship offering, this option supports LAF’s Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership program, the annual LAF Symposium for Innovation and Leadership, and the annual LAF Awards Dinner.

Olmsted Scholars Program
LAF’s Olmsted Scholars Program is the premier leadership recognition program for landscape architecture students. Since its launch in 2008, the program has honored and supported a growing network of over 1,000 students who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and drive human and environmental progress.


A La Carte Sponsorships

Full details on a la carte sponsorships are available here.

$2,500 - $3,000
LAF’s guest-presenter webinars are a go-to source for relevant, thought-provoking. Because LAF does not hide its webinars behind a paywall, the posted recording of each webinar will continue to be viewed on-demand, providing ongoing recognition for sponsors over time.

LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium
The LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium is the culminating event of the year-long LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership, where Fellows present the knowledge they have gathered in their exploration of projects that stand to bring about positive change and expand the discipline’s impact

Giving Match
$2,500 - $25,000
Giving matches are a proven way to inspire individual giving, grow LAF’s donor base, and—most importantly—make twice the impact. Depending on the time of year, the fundraising objective, and the amount of the match, fundraising appeals for the Giving Match will be promoted across LAF’s social media channels and sent to thousands of landscape architects as a mailed appeal and/or in several e-appeals.


Leadership Circle: Cumulative Recognition 

Individuals and organizations whose total contribution to LAF (though annual fund donations, campaigns and special initiatives, sponsorships, or a combination) reaches $1,000 or more in a calendar year are recognized in the Leadership Circle on the LAF website and in LAF's Annual Report for that year. Cumulative giving is recognized at these levels:


Donate now or cchard [at] (contact us) to start making a difference today.

LAF is grateful to the many individuals and organizations that provide financial support towards fulfilling our mission to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment.

Much of what LAF is able to accomplish would not be possible without the thought leadership and financial investment of our major supporters, including ASLA, which provides over $125,000 of in-kind support annually.