Tomorrow Fund a cornerstone of support for TU youth programs

Guadalupe River chapter in Texas founded fund for Headwater’s program

What motivates people to give? Chances are, if you are reading this, you are a giver. As a TU leader you recruit volunteers, pick up trash while you fish, and donate much of your time to the causes you believe in the most. You work alongside your community members to care for a local stream, and you extend a helping hand to people that need it.  

The Guadalupe River chapter (GRTU) in Texas was motivated to build the next generation of conservation leaders by giving to the Headwaters Youth Program. Six years ago, GRTU founded the Tomorrow Fund to support TU’s program for kids and young adults.  

The Headwaters Youth Program creates a safe place for young people to explore and understand the natural world. For many, their experiences are transformative, and they make a lasting connection to the outdoors, becoming lifelong stewards of the environment. 

It takes staff, volunteers, and partners to provide such meaningful experiences. Just as on-the-ground work is a collective, community effort, so is the financial support that makes it happen. The Headwaters Youth Program fundraises every program dollar through grants and donors.  

The GRTU Tomorrow Fund provides $10,000 annually as a match to any donation from an individual, chapter, or council. The goal of the fund is to inspire fellow chapters and councils to give in order to support staff members’ efforts in providing resources, trainings, and program support for grassroots youth programs nationwide. 

This holiday season, GRTU and the Headwaters Program ask you to invest in the future of conservation with any size gift at www.tu.org/tomorrowfund or check. 100% of your contributions go to the Headwaters Youth Program and your gift will be doubled by the Tomorrow Fund! 

If you have any questions about this or our programs or want to mail a check, please contact us directly at ftate@tu.org and tgranke@tu.org

By Tara Granke.