A gift to CEFS is an investment in the future of sustainable agriculture. CEFS’ research and programmatic needs are constantly evolving, and new opportunities are always on the horizon. By making an undesignated gift to Friends of CEFS, you will enable the Directors to immediately apply flexible funding to the area of greatest impact, and support every facet of CEFS and its programs.

Ways of Giving

ONLINE: To make an undesignated gift to Friends of CEFS, go to

To make a gift in support of a specific CEFS program or initiative, please see below:

BY CHECK: Checks may be made payable to the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc. Send to: NC Agricultural Foundation, NC State University, Box 7645, Raleigh, NC 27695. Please write ‘Friends of CEFS’ on the notation line.

GIFTS IN KIND: CEFS welcomes in-kind gifts, generally defined as non-cash gifts of material or equipment. Opportunities may include (but are not limited to) gifts of farm equipment, technology, or food for events. Please call 919-515-9447 for details.

BEQUESTS AND DEFERRED GIFTS: Deferred gifts can support CEFS in perpetuity, while providing income for your retirement or your heirs. For further information on these and other giving options, please call 919-513-8294 or email All gifts to Friends of CEFS are tax-deductible. Donors will receive an official receipt for each contribution.

All funds raised through CEFS’ fundraising initiatives are collected and managed by The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID# 56-6049304).  You will receive an official receipt for your donation.