Donations & Memberships

Community Outreach and Ways to Get Involved

You can help the Malabar Farm Foundation with its mission to preserve the legacy of Louis Bromfield and help with the numerous educational, preservation, and community projects through out the year. Since its founding the foundation has contributed over $2 million dollars to Malabar Farm State Park. Here are some ways that you can help give back to the farm and to the people of Richland County who benefit by visiting the farm and learning about the contributions of Malabar Farm to agriculture and to the Mansfield, Ohio area.

Louis Bromfield Society Membership

The Louis Bromfield Society is the membership program established to raise funds in support of this mission. Your membership dues help the Malabar Farm Foundation, an independent private, non-profit, 501c(3) organization, continue to make education, development, and preservation projects possible. Since its founding the foundation has contributed over $2 million dollars to Malabar Farm State Park. All contributions are tax-deductible, as provided by law. 

Louis Bromfield Society members enjoy all these benefits:

10% Online store discounts (Using discount code on membership card)

10% Discount at Malabar Farm Restaurant for member + one (Show card at ordering)

Quarterly newsletter

Member only special events


Member Level $50.00- All benefits above

Friend Level $100.00- All benefits above plus two free passes to Buckeye Imagination Museum in Mansfield, Ohio and one time gift.

Your Donations to the Foundation have helped to fund many projects, including two nationally televised PBS documentaries, over $600,000 toward the construction of the Visitor / Education Center, funding for educational exhibits, house and artifact restoration, and the creation and maintenance of our website, its founding the foundation has contributed over $2 million dollars to Malabar Farm State Park.

You may donate through our store or purchase merchandise.

The Giving Tree Donor Recognition

Visitors to the Visitor Education Center, will see a beautiful bronze tree with leaves of bronze, silver, and gold surrounded by acorns and foundation stones. You can create a permanent memorial by recognizing someone on the Malabar Giving Tree. Each leaf and stone is engraved as specified by the donor. Other recognition requests are accepted, based on the donation amount. All donations are accepted in any amount. Please email us at or write us at Malabar Farm Foundation, P.O. Box 551, Lucas, OH 44843

  • Supporter-$250-$499- A Bronze Leaf on the Malabar Giving Tree
  • Sustainer-$500-$999- A Silver Leaf on the Malabar Giving Tree
  • Donor-$1,000-$2,499- A Gold Leaf on the Malabar Giving Tree
  • Sponsor-$2,500-$4.999- A Small (3″ x 5″) Foundation Stone under tree
  • Patron-$5,000-$9.999- A Medium (4″ x 6.5″) Foundation Stone under tree
  • Benefactor-$10,000-$24,999- A Large (4.5″ x 7.5″) Foundation Stone under tree
  • Partner-$25,000 and above- An Acorn on the Malabar Giving Tree

Kroger Community Rewards

The Malabar Farm Foundation is also enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program! Your Kroger Plus card can be linked to a charity so that each time you shop for groceries or gas, a percentage will be credited to the charity of your choice. Kroger Plus cards can be obtained at the Kroger Customer Service desk. Then, just go online at create an account and link your Kroger Plus card to the Malabar Farm Foundation from the list of charities.

Click the Kroger logo to sign-up!

Richland County Foundation – Richland Gives

The Malabar Farm Foundation also participates in the Richland Gives annual donation drive. This is an online giving event that is hosted by the Richland County Foundation. It is an easy way to support your local charities, including the Malabar Farm Foundation. You do not have to wait until the event to donate, and you are welcome to make a donation any time. The event is usually the last week of November or the first week of December. Check their website for information about this year’s event.