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Support conservation and preservation in Virginia

Your gift helps the Garden Club of Virginia continue to make a lasting impact.

Our Mission

To conserve the gifts of nature, to restore and preserve historic landscapes of the commonwealth, to cultivate the knowledge and love of gardening, and to lead future generations to build on this heritage.

Your gift helps the Garden Club:

  • Conserve Virginia’s natural resources.
  • Restore and preserve public landscapes and gardens.
  • Educate students, the public, and our members.
  • Award grants for community projects led by our member clubs.

There are additional ways to give, including five primary funds.

Annual Fund
Supports our ability to produce effective programs that deliver on the promise of our mission.

Endowment Fund
Charitable gifts that are invested to provide long-range support of the Garden Club. A small amount is used to help fund annual operations. Endowment gifts are particularly meaningful in that they provide a dependable, perpetual source of funding.

Common Wealth Award Fund
The Common Wealth Award Fund provides competitive grants that support community projects of member garden clubs.

Conservation Fund
This fund supports several conservation efforts, including advocacy efforts in the General Assembly; educational programs diving into issues impacting our land, water, wildlife and health; and fellowships for Virginia undergraduate and graduate students who are exploring environmental challenges that directly impact the Commonwealth.

Restoration Fund
Supports the preservation and restoration of historic public landscapes and gardens across. The fund also supports two fellowships in landscape architecture that provide graduate students the opportunity to document historic landscapes. This fund is also directly supported by proceeds from Historic Garden Week.

Considering a gift? Contact Garden Club of Virginia Executive Director Andrea Butler

Email | 804-643-4137

Planned giving offers the opportunity to make a substantial gift without depleting income or retirement assets, while gaining significant tax advantages. Planned giving can include bequests, insurance beneficiary designations, or annuities. Your gift strengthens our future. 

  • Those designating a planned gift are distinguished as members of the Green Arrow Society. Named for one of our enduring symbols, the Green Arrow Society recognizes those who point the way to a second century of mission impact.

Download the Declaration of Bequest Intention

Take the next step to naming the Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) as a beneficiary of your estate. All bequest provisions are revocable and any intentions stated here are not binding on you or your estate. 

Additional ways to give: 

  • Stock or IRA transfers are always welcome and are fully tax-deductible based on the fair market value of the stock on the date of transfer. We welcome IRA charitable distribution gifts, which can reduce taxable income on your required minimum distributions (RMDs) 
  • Matching funds may be available through your employer.
  • Sponsorships are also available for events and publications.

Forms

Gift Acceptance Policy
Donor’s Bill of Rights