Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy conserves natural land and open space -- including forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural lands, and places of scenic beauty -- to provide habitat for wildlife and to enrich the lives of people.

Giving Options

 Donate To SMLC

How Can I Protect My Land?
SMLC Nature Preserves
SMLC Community Organic Garden
Join our Email List

SMLC Local Chapter:
Superior Township Chapter

Giving Options

Prairie Coneflower

Prairie coneflower. Photo by Mark Even.

Charitable gifts to the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy are critical to furthering our mission of protecting land in southeast Michigan. Tax-deductible donations are used to fund new land protection projects, sterawd SMLC nature preserves, raise awareness about the importance of land conservation, and support our annual operations, so we can all rest assured that the land we save will be protected forever. If you would like to make a gift to SMLC, consider the following giving options:

Unrestricted—used where SMLC needs it most in any given year

Land Protection—helps cover the costs related to general land protection activities including the Land Acquisition Program and working with our conservation partners

Stewardship—funds the stewardship program

Superior Township Fund—for work that is done in Superior Township including outreach activities and special projects

Stewardship Endowment Fund—funds SMLC's protected lands inperpetuity

SMLC also periodically engages in public fundraising campaigns to support land acquisition, land stewardship and other special projects.


Donate Online


Make a secure credit card donation through our partner Network for Good or PayPal.

*Please consider picking up the Network for Good processing fee. Donations made through PayPal's Giving Fund have no processing fees.

Mail Your Gift :

Print and complete an SMLC Contribution Form, and mail it to the SMLC office with your gift:

Donate with Kroger :

Each time you use your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger will make a donation to SMLC. Click here to sign up and use Organization Number IA294.

Online Web Search :

Use every time you search the internet and SMLC will get an automatic donation!
Use every time you make an online purchase and SMLC will get an automatic donation!

Once you go through the simple signup, it is completely automatic and easy as can be.

Get Creative :

Contact the SMLC office via one of the methods below to discuss other giving options such as monthly giving, planned giving, stock transfers, etc.

Guidestar Silver Seal of Transparency

SMLC is a certified Guidestar Silver Seal of Transparency organization. GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Click here to visit our Guidestar profile.

For more information about making a contribution to SMLC, please contact:

Kathy Hammond, Office Specialist
(734) 484-6565


Jill Lewis, Executive Director
(734) 484-6565


A special thank you to all of our donors, funders, partners, and supporters for all of the generosity you showed Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy with your time, talents, and contributions in 2022.

We are especially grateful to the following SMLC funders and partners for their continued support and recognition that Conservation is in our Nature:

AltaGas (Matching Gifts program), Amazon Smile Foundation, Community Financial Credit Union, Capstone Tax & Financial, Country Garden Club of Northville, Couzens Lansky, Domino’s Pizza, EarthShare of Michigan, Guardian Plumbing, James A. and Faith Knight Foundation, Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio, Kroger Community Rewards, Land Trust Alliance, Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR), Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Michigan Nature Association, Microsoft Rewards (Matching Gifts program), Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), Pittsfield Township Government, Pollinator Partnership, Sierra Club — Beverly Hills, Six Rivers Land Conservancy, Speckhard-Knight Charitable Foundation, Superior Township Government, The City of Ann Arbor’s Greenbelt Program, The Green Ribbon Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, Toyota Motor Corporation (Matching Gifts program), Washtenaw Audubon Society, Washtenaw County Conservation District, Washtenaw County Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP), William Clay Ford Jr. and Lisa V. Ford Fund, Zingerman’s Community of Business

We would also like to express appreciation to all of the new and renewed members of SMLC’s Eco-Logical Leadership Club (ELLC). Thank you for your initiative, generosity, and friendship. Through your leadership, you are demonstrating that sustains SMLC’s capacity to do the work of our mission: Elevating Local Land Conservation. Thank You!


Donate Land


Donating land for conservation purposes is truly one of the finest legacies a person can leave to future generations. It may be the best conservation strategy for you if you do not wish to pass the land on to heirs; own property you no longer use; own highly appreciated property; have substantial real estate holdings and wish to reduce estate tax burdens; or would like to be relieved of the responsibility of managing and caring for land. More about donating land...

For more information about protecting your land, please contact:

Executive Director Jill Lewis
(734) 484-6565


Donate Materials and Services

UM Dearborn Student Environmental AssociationFrom lawn mowers to bottled water, the Conservancy benefits from non-cash gifts from our supporters. These gifts help minimize our day-to-day expenses, so we have more resources for large mission-driven projects. Right now, for example, we could use the following items:

3 point hitch tractor wood chipper attachment (est. value $2,500)
Fire Safety Equipment (est. value $1,100)
Good working order black and white Business Printer (est. value $250)
Heavy-Duty poster easels (est. value $150)
Vernal pool monitoring kits ($75 each)
Leather gloves for volunteers (est. value $14 each)

For more information about making an in-kind contribution to SMLC, please contact staff at:

Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy  |  8383 Vreeland Road, Superior Township, MI 48198  |  (734) 484-6565  |
About    |    News    |    Projects    |    Donate    |    Volunteer    |    Contact