• The Garden is closed effective March 19, until further notice. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

Support

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a nonprofit organization sustained through the generous support of members, friends, planned giving and corporate partners. Your contributions enable the Botanical Garden to create programming for all ages that fosters an appreciation of plants as sources of fuel, food, pharmacy, shelter, healthy ecosystems and a sense of well-being. There are several ways to give your support to the Botanical Garden. Explore the opportunities listed below to see what’s right for you.

Privacy Policy and Donor Bill of Rights

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by the San Antonio Botanical Garden, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform” includes the Botanical Garden website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation or to communicate directly with the donor.

Furthermore, the Botanical Garden endorses the “Donor Bill of Rights” as developed and adopted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes
  • II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities
  • III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements
  • IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given
  • V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition
  • VI. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law
  • VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature
  • VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors
  • IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share
  • X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers