Donate & SPONSOR

  At Pioneer Farms, your support is more than just dollars and cents—it’s an investment in lifelong learning, exceptional guest experiences and the preservation of Texas’ past.

  Since 1975, Pioneer Farms has offered guests engaging and authentic experiences through restored historic areas, youth and adult programs and special events. Your generous gifts fund these experiences for our more than 50,000 visitors each year. 

  Envision what your gift could do.

  • A gift of $200 ensures school classes can participate in 1800s crafts and activities during their visits.

  • $500 provides 50 bales of hay for our animals that participate in historical programs.

  • A gift of $1,000 will pay for horse-drawn wagons or carriages at an event.

  • $2,500 subsidizes a field trip for a low-income school.

  • A gift of $5,000 pays for the installation of a new exhibit.

  • A gift of $10,000 pays to expand our historical Pioneer School artisans program or help restore an historical building on the Sprinkle Corner town square.

  All donors receive recognition and free admission to our unique activities, events and programs. Sign on as a sponsor and get benefits plus recognition as a True Texas Hero!

  Donor Members get all the benefits of regular membership, your name on our website and in printed materials, your name on the Donors Wall, plus invitations to VIP exhibition parties, private invitation-only history events. Business Sponsors also get iconic public recognition to draw attention and new customers and increase sales from the 50,000+ visitors at Pioneer Farms each year! 

     Tonkawa Scout Level                   Annual contribution of $200-$500

     Prairie Homesteader Level         Annual contribution of $501-$1,000

     Cattle Baron Level                       Annual contribution of $1,001 to $2,500

     Lone Star Hero Level                  Annual contribution of $2,501 to $5,000

     Texas Pioneer Legends                Annual contribution of $5,000 and above

Funding for specific projects is also possible and outlined in our strategic plan

Your gifts are eligible for a tax deduction. Pioneer Farms is operated by volunteers as the Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms Foundation, a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 non-profit Texas corporation.

Donation and sponsorship checks should be mailed to Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin TX 78754 or donate below. For more details, or for a tour of the museum or project site, contact us at

  Join our generous Donor Members and Business Sponsors listed below:

Karen & Barry Aidman

Stella Behrens

Joanie Bentzin

Carolyn & Bill Bingham

Genia & Jim Blanchard / Strategic Positioning

Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Bratcher Jr. Foundation

Karen & Ray Brimble

Carl Daywood Realtors

Jon & Donna Durbin

Andy Fish

John Fish Family

Frost Bank

Jana & John Grimes

Diane & Eric Hale

Rosemary & August Harris

Dr. David Havemann

Gerald Havemann

Steven Havemann

Dealey Herndon

Gaye Holden

Courtney & Clark Hoffman

JoAnn & Gaylord Jentz

Charlene Wessels Koopman

The Monsivais Family

Rosemary M. Morrow

Marty & Jim Moulthrop

Carole & George Nalle

Gay & Shannon Ratliff

Julian Read

Republic Services

Ronney Reynolds / Reynolds & Franke

Vickie Roan / The Menagerie

Steve Saunders

Allan Shivers Jr.

Sharon Havemann Schulze

C. Aubrey Smith Family Foundation


Sally & Michael Ward

Stephen R. Ward

Wells Fargo Bank

Charlene Wessels Koopman

Eugene J. Wessels