Funding Partners

Give to the Garden

All donations, no matter the size, ensure that Cape Fear Botanical Garden will inspire, enrich and educate visitors of all ages for generations to come. There are a number of ways to give to Cape Fear Botanical Garden.

Friends of the Botanical Garden – Annual Appeal

Annual membership gifts close the gap between our daily operating costs and our admission fees. And, $5 of every membership to Friends of the Botanical Garden supports our Endowment for Sustainability.

Friends of the Botanical Garden enjoy free admission for a full year during regular operating hours in addition to other generous benefits. To learn more, click here.

Campaign for Natural Growth – Capital Campaign

Cape Fear Botanical Garden has achieved its plans for expansion, including the construction and opening of the Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex. This project allows our local Garden to grow as a truly world-class destination.


Because endowment gifts generate earnings each year, they play a critical role in the long-term financial stability and planning activities at the Garden. Please indicate on your gift if you wish for it to be contributed to our endowment.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts (bequests, trusts, and other options) allow a donor to identify charitable interests within their overall estate and financial plans.

Please consider:

    • Becoming a Garden member
    • Supporting the Garden

Gifts to CFBG are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Funding Partners

Cumberland Community Foundation

Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. through grants, donor advised funds, and Garden specific endowments, has awarded funding to assist with educational programs and operating expenses. An Endowment Partner Operating Support Grant from Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. provides support for the Garden’s endowment campaign. Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund (Seniors) and Education of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. provides support for the Therapeutic Horticulture program.

Cumberland County

Cumberland County Tourism Development Authority granted funds to assist with our ongoing regional marketing campaign. These funds allow us to raise awareness of the Garden as a premier cultural destination and bring regional and national tourists into our community.

Arts Council of Fayetteville & Cumberland County

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County awarded the Garden an Operating Support Grant; the funding is supported in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville Technical Community College grant funds support the educational programming which includes the use of Garden’s facilities as a living laboratory for FTCC horticulture technology students. This partnership has flourished over the years benefiting both organizations.