Types of Giving

Virginia Humanities Fund

Unrestricted donations to the Virginia Humanities Fund support Virginia Humanities’ greatest need and allow us the flexibility to respond quickly to new opportunities, as well as to meet unexpected budget challenges. Your gift will be put directly to work in support of all of Virginia Humanities’ programs and initiatives.

To make the most of your support, consider making a sustaining gift. Sustaining gifts are a convenient way to make a big impact that works for your budget and schedule. These gifts ensure a steady source of support for Virginia Humanities.

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Support a Specific Program

Do you have a favorite Virginia Humanities program? If so, designating your gift to a specific program is an opportunity to support the work that means the most to you. We encourage you to explore our programs and how they impact our Commonwealth every day.

Effective July 1, 2015, 5% of all restricted program gifts will support general Virginia Humanities operations.

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Make a Gift in Honor or Memory of Someone Special

Whenever you find yourself searching for the perfect gift, consider making a contribution to Virginia Humanities in honor of someone you know who believes in the Virginia Humanities mission or is a fan of one of our programs. Likewise, making a gift in memory of a loved one is a thoughtful way to mark that person’s legacy and celebrate their life.

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Corporate Sponsorships

If your company is seeking a way to send a positive message about your priorities and reach a large and growing audience of Virginia Humanities supporters, numerous high-visibility Virginia Humanities programs, events, and initiatives are available for sponsorships. Sponsorship packages are customized for each company and designed to create the maximum exposure and benefits for the sponsor. Benefits may include tickets to Virginia Humanities events, recognition in multiple media platforms, and acknowledgment in widely-circulated Virginia Humanities publications, both printed and online.

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Make the Most of Your Investment with a Matching Gift

Many employers offer matching gift programs, doubling or even tripling the impact of your gift. See if your company participates in this sort of program!


Invest in Virginia Humanities with a Planned Gift

Supporting Virginia Humanities through a planned giving vehicle often results in an opportunity for donors to make a more influential gift to Virginia Humanities, while at the same time receiving personal financial benefits such as tax savings, asset management, and a supplemental source of income.

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Support the Virginia Humanities Endowment

Endowment income is vital to the health and future of our mission. Virginia Humanities invests endowment gifts to generate a steady stream of income, in perpetuity, for fellowships, public programs and events, and digital initiatives. Donors may also create unrestricted endowments, which produce resources that can be used where the greatest need exists.

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