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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation

Membership FAQ

How does your membership support projects? How does TPWF work with TPWD?
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What’s the difference between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF)?

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is the state agency that oversees more than 1.4 million acres of untamed Texas, including state parks, historic sites, wildlife management areas, streams, rivers, lakes, shoreline, and much more. Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) is the official nonprofit partner of TPWD, raising and investing private funds to advance Texas’ proud outdoor traditions and conserve our state’s lands, waters, and wildlife.

Since 1991, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) has played a vital role in conserving the lands, waters, and wildlife that call Texas home. With each acre TPWF conserves, we are reclaiming vital, vanishing habitat for the tens of thousands of native animal and plant species that call Texas home. Over 200,000 acres have been permanently protected so far, including almost 11,000 new acres in 2023, forever conserving valuable habitat for migratory birds and native wildlife from the Gulf Coast to the Piney Woods, Hill Country, and Trans-Pecos regions of Texas.

Are there different membership levels?

Currently, we offer memberships ranging from $45 – $5,000 with a variety of benefits.

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What’s the difference between TPWF membership and Stewards of the Wild?

Stewards of the Wild, TPWF’s conservation leadership program, equips emerging leaders aged 21 to 45 with opportunities to actively participate in the stewardship of Texas’ wild things and wild places through education, networking, and outdoor experiences. Find out more about Stewards of the Wild.

TPWF members are an essential part of our work to ensure the future of Texas’ wild things and wild places. Without you, projects like the restoration of pronghorn in the Trans-Pecos, the enhancement of grasslands that support quail and monarch butterflies, and land acquisitions that provide public access and conserve vital habitats would be impossible. Find out more about TPWF membership.

When does my membership expire?

Your membership expires 12 months from the date of your initial transaction.

What are my benefits?

As a member of TPWF, you receive members-only news and updates, and your membership can include TPWF-branded Keeping It Wild gear to show your support of our wild things and wild places. Find out more about membership levels and benefits here.

What does my membership gift support?

Your membership supports projects and programs that enable Texans of all ages to enjoy, explore, and be inspired by the wild things and wild places in our state. Here are just a few examples of what your gift helps make possible:

Stewarding our wild places… Since 1991, TPWF has permanently protected over 200,000 acres of vital wildlife habitat, including more than 4,000 acres in 2023, forever conserving valuable habitat for migratory birds and native wildlife across the state.

Conserving our wild things… From restoring pronghorn populations and researching the return of black bears in West Texas to revitalizing habitat for bobwhite quail and stocking Guadalupe bass in Hill Country streams, our projects breathe new life into Texas.

Advancing the capabilities of Texas Game Wardens… Since 2017, TPWF has invested over $5 million in specialty equipment, ranging from night vision units to K-9 team gear to swift-water rescue boats, through the Gear Up for Game Wardens program.

Connecting more Texans with Nature… Nearly 5,000 more acres of Lone Star landscape will soon be available for all Texans to enjoy, as TPWF recently broke ground on construction of visitor facilities at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, the newest state park in North Texas in over 25 years.

My company has a matching gifts program. Is TPWF eligible to receive matching funds?

Yes. TPWF is a nonprofit organization and is eligible to receive your company’s matching gift. Simply fill out the matching gift form provided to you by your company. Matching gifts can be applied at any time during the 12 months of your membership.

I didn’t get a receipt for my transaction. Who do I contact?

Please contact Natalie Rosado at 214-720-1478 or if you did not receive a receipt via email after making your membership gift.

How can I get more involved with TPWF?

To get more involved with TPWF, follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram; share our social posts and emails with your friends, family, and colleagues; and encourage your network to support TPWF.

I still can’t find an answer to my question. Who can I contact?

Please contact Natalie Rosado at 214-720-1478 or with any questions that aren’t answered here.

How does TPWF define membership?

TPWF considers “members” synonymous with “donors;” it does not have members as defined by the Texas Business Organizations Code.