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The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts provides time and space for national and international writers, visual artists, and composers of talent and promise to bring forth their finest works because the arts are vital, diversity is a strength, and creativity is essential.

You can take satisfaction as a patron of the arts, knowing that your support results in literature, visual art, and music that shape our world.

There are many ways to give to VCCA.


Donate online or by mail

Please visit our secure and convenient Giving Page:

Please call or email our Development Office if you have questions.

To donate by mail
VCCA Development Office
154 San Angelo Drive
Amherst, VA 24521



Gifts of Stock

Giving appreciated securities can be more beneficial than giving cash. One of the principal benefits of a gift of securities is that any appreciation is exempt from capital gains taxes and you are entitled to a charitable deduction equal to the mean trading value of the securities on the date of the gift.

One of the easiest ways to give to the VCCA is through an electronic transfer of stock:

Before making a transfer, please contact the Development Office at 434-946-7236 so that VCCA can make arrangements to receive the stock.

Then contact your broker and provide the following information:

Account Name: VCCA Foundation
Account Number: WA7-134733
DTC Number: 0226
DTC Firm: National Financial Services
Clearing Broker: 

Truist Wealth
Attn: Nicole Cuillo
810 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone: 434-846-2711

Reference: (Donor’s Name)
Please indicate the designation of your gift – such as annual operating, memorial, pledge payment or campaign.

Gifts in Tribute

Special tributes can be made by making a gift in honor of, or in memory of, a person or project. An acknowledgement will be sent to the designee or their family, and the gift will be recognized in the VCCA Annual Report.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are a great way to maximize your VCCA contribution. By taking advantage of your company’s offer to double or even triple the amount, you significantly increase the impact of your gift.

In-Kind Donations

Gifts of visual art, books, film, or musical compositions by VCCA Fellows can be arranged through Artists Services.

Please email our Development Office or call (434)946-7236 to discuss gifts of other personal property or in-kind gifts.

Please be advised that as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, VCCA cannot establish monetary gift values. Donors must determine and report the value of in-kind gifts.


Volunteering at Mt. San Angelo provides an opportunity to experience first-hand our inspiring atmosphere and warm community. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, from assistance with our historic grounds to office support and more.

These include:

Gardening and grounds keeping
Office projects
Hospitality for international Fellows
Event support for Open Studios, annual benefit, and other programs
Service on Board Committees with specialized focus

Volunteer Day

Each spring and fall, VCCA hosts a Volunteer Day at Mt. San Angelo, an excellent opportunity to work on the historic grounds with view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Volunteers, staff, and some Fellows in residence perform light gardening work or other low-impact tasks followed by a wholesome meal. To be notified when our next Volunteer Day is scheduled, sign up to receive our newsletter.

If you would like to volunteer at VCCA beyond the scheduled Volunteer Days, please contact us.