Friends of the TPC

Charitable donations to the Friends of the TPC are critical to our success. With your support, we have the flexibility to fund things we cannot with federal, state, or private grants. We are able to reach a much broader audience who value the beauty and ecological importance of tallgrass prairies, now and into the future. 

Support the Tallgrass Prairie Center

Tallgrass Prairie Center Endowed Fund for Excellence

Your donation makes it possible for us to plan for the future with confidence, thanks to steady income.

Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie Center

Your donation gives us flexibility to do things we cannot do with federal, state, or private grants. We can reach a much broader audience through prairie outreach and education, while fostering the development of early-career conservation professionals. 

Daryl Smith Prairie Endowment Fund

UNI’s flagship Biological Preserve, Daryl Smith Prairie, has educated and inspired students since 1973. This fund is used to conduct prescribed burns and suppress woody species, while offering UNI students an unforgettable experience in prairie stewardship.

Access the secure online giving form through the UNI Foundation: 

Or, write a check payable to the UNI Foundation, with a note directing it to your preferred fund, and addressed to

UNI Foundation / 121 Commons / Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0239.