Your Support Makes It Possible

Whether we’re helping people earn their degree or fostering new business growth or educating families on financial health, UW-Extension’s reach is far and wide across the state. But everything we do depends on the support we receive – from county, tribal, state and federal government, from students who pay participation fees, and from people across the state through their generous gifts, grants and contracts. And while we are grateful for every cent received to fund our programs, monetary giving is just one of the ways you can show your support. Take a look at the ways you can help us continue our mission.  


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How do you tap into UW-Extension programs and resources? Your story helps us measure our statewide impact, and strengthens our ability to help Wisconsinites everywhere learn, grow and succeed.

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Every year, we serve more than 1.5 million residents through our wide-reaching initiatives. Your generous donation can support these solutions.

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Contact Your Legislator

Encourage your state and local legislators to continue their support and advocacy of UW-Extension partnered programs and services.

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Impact of Your Support

While UW-Extension relies on county, state and federal support to meet the majority of its funding needs, that backing has simply not kept up with growing demand. As such, UW-Extension has been grateful for the support of the generous donors who understand the connection between a healthy university and a prosperous state. But where will your gift be applied? Across hundreds of initiatives within UW-Extension’s four divisions:

  1. Cooperative Extension provides educational programming to individuals, families, farms, businesses and communities – across Wisconsin’s 72 counties and within three tribal nations. The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and Leadership Wisconsin are part of this division.
  2. Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning provides continuing education services through all 26 UW System campuses, including leading-edge online degrees. 
  3. Business and Entrepreneurship supports the Center for Technology Commercialization and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center with locations at each of the University of Wisconsin System four-year institutions.
  4. Broadcasting and Media Innovations is responsible for Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, as well as distance-learning and conferencing technology services.