Here we answer some of our most asked questions

Is the Fungi Foundation a 501(c)(3) organization?

Yes. Fungi Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) U.S. charity registered in the State of New York.

What is your organization’s mission?

The Fungi Foundation is a global organization that explores Fungi to increase knowledge of their diversity, promote innovative solutions to contingent problems, educate about their existence and applications, as well as recommending public policy for their conservation. View our Vision & Mission here.

Where does the money go when I donate to your organization?

Donations to the Fungi Foundation are used to support our campaigns:


We strive to document the ancestral relationships between fungi and other organisms, including humans.



We work to discover and catalogue the fungal diversity across all continents and campaign for the protection of those habitats, through our expeditions.



•We tirelessly lobby for governments, educational and environmental institutions to include fungi in their language and conservation initiatives.

•We are developing protocols to determine the probability of extinction of fungi in every continent using IUCN Red List Criteria.



•Our goal is to ensure that as much is taught about fungi in schools worldwide as of plants and animals, as part of our Education Program.

•We aim to expand the number of people contributing to the discovery and documentation of species worldwide through citizen science programs.


You can view our donor privacy policy and financial transparency here.

How can I support the organization?

You can be one of our symbiotic organizations as a corporate sponsor, as an individual donor, or apply to volunteer with us. You can also follow us on our social media channels (see below) to keep up to date with all our opportunities.

What is your tax ID number?

Our TIN is 85-1478153.

Where can I find your financial documents?

View our financial transparency here.

Can I donate if I live outside of the United States?

Yes you can. Fungi Foundation is global organization that works for fungi and people everywhere. Click the donate button at the top of the page to be guided through the donation process, either a one-time donation or monthly.

Can you ID this mushroom I found?

We get a lot of requests everyday to ID fungi from around the world. We do not provide ID’ing services, so you should check with your local mycology club about your find. You can join our discord server to post some finds though.