Endowment Fund

A woodland in spring with lots of white wildflowers. There is a rock ledge through the middle of the

It is critical to Ledge View’s future to diversify its sources of financial support...

In 2001, FLVNC established an endowment fund to secure the ongoing and future capital and operational needs of the nature center.

You can shape what Ledge View will become with your support. We can preserve Ledge View for tomorrow’s generations and benefit our entire community for many years to come. Your gift to Ledge View’s endowment fund will help make its future brighter.

The Friends of Ledge View Nature Center Endowment is a fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.  The fund, overseen by FLVNC committee, helps meet nature center needs not included in the county-provided budget.

Taking the next critical steps

A woodland trail surrounded by trees with sunlight shining through. The Friends of Ledge View Nature Center have identified needs that can only be met through an infusion of community support. Thanks to this support, a part-time volunteer coordinator and intern naturalist have been hired. 

Looking to the future, needs include:

  • Land acquisition/preservation for park expansion

  • Expansion of the cave system

  • Nature center equipment for educational programming

  • Creation and maintenance of exhibits

  • Enhancement or renewal of existing habitat through expansion, tree planting, and removal of exotic invasive species

  • Staff enrichment workshops and seminars

  • Scholarships for students pursuing natural resources careers

If you would like more information about how you can support the Friends of Ledge View Nature Center Endowment Fund please call the nature center.