Your Gifts Take Action

Conserving Virginia’s natural resources.
Restoring and preserving historic public landscapes and gardens.
Educating students, members and the public.
Awarding grants for community projects led by our member clubs state-wide.

Your gifts propel these and many other activities. You may choose to support the Annual Fund or designate your gift to sustain the endowment, support conservation programs and more.

Read the 2022-2023 Year in Review.

Learn more about GCV’s mission, programs and accomplishments in this 5-minute video.

Make a Gift Today

Click the Donate button below to make a secure on-line donation, or print a contribution form and mail your check to the Garden Club of Virginia, 12 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219. 

Please scroll below the donation form to learn more about the Garden Club of Virginia's five primary funds.

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports the GCV’s work to produce effective programs that deliver on the promise of 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.

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund is composed of charitable gifts that are invested to provide long-range support of the GCV. 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 for competitive grants that support community projects of GCV’s member garden clubs. The focus areas of projects supported include conservation, beautification, horticulture, preservation and education.

Conservation Fund

This fund supports several conservation efforts, including 

  • Advocacy - As an early advocate of protecting the environment, the GCV has built a strong volunteer force of members to track the Virginia General Assembly and recommend proposed legislation for our members to support, including those that address climate change and coastal resiliency, clean energy, conservation and protection of natural resources, preservation of historic viewsheds, and more.  
  • Educational programming – The GCV’s annual Conservation Forum confers with leading experts to provide deep dives into environmental and conservation issues affecting our land, water, wildlife and health.
  • Fellowships – The Conservation and Environmental Studies Fellowship supports 12-month research projects to Virginia undergraduate and graduate students who are exploring environmental challenges that directly impact the commonwealth.

Restoration Fund

The Restoration Fund supports the preservation and restoration of historic public landscapes and gardens across the commonwealth. The fund also supports two fellowships in landscape architecture that provide graduate students the opportunity to document historic landscapes. This fund has a dedicated source of support from proceeds of the GCV’s Historic Garden Week annual home and garden tour; direct charitable gifts are always welcome. 

Other Designated Funds

In addition to these five primary funds, other designated funds address specific programs and the restoration and preservation of the historic Kent-Valentine House, the GCV’s headquarters. Please contact Executive Director Andrea Butler (abutler@gcvirginia.org) if you’re interested in learning about specific programs that your gifts can support. 

Ways to Give:

Planned Giving

Help build financial resources to strengthen the GCV’s future. Planned Giving offers the opportunity to make a substantial gift without depleting income or retirement assets while also reaping significant tax advantages. Planned giving can include bequests, insurance beneficiary designations or gift annuities. 

Those who designate a planned gift to the GCV are distinguished as members of the Green Arrow Society. Named for one of GCV’s enduring symbols, the Green Arrow Society recognizes those who point the way to a 2nd century of mission impact with their planned gifts.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsorship opportunities for GCV programs, forums and symposia, contact Andrea Butler.

Stock Transfer

Gifts of stock are always welcome and are fully tax deductible based on the fair market value of the stock on the date of transfer. To initiate a transfer, notify your broker or bank that you would like to donate the stock to GCV and have them contact Executive Director Andrea Butler (abutler@gcvirginia.org) for instructions.

IRA Transfer

If you are 70-1/2 years or older you can make a gift through your IRA payout. The Charitable IRA Rollout allows you to give up to $100,000 each year to a charity of your choice.

Matching Funds

Your employer may match your annual charitable contribution. If you or your spouse’s company participates in a matching gift program, please coordinate a matching gift with the company to multiply your gift’s impact.

For more information about any of these options, please contact Executive Director Andrea Butler (abutler@gcvirginia.org) or phone 804-643-4137.

Additional Resources

Gift Acceptance Policy
Donor’s Bill of Rights