Burlington City Arts

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Donate to Burlington City Arts


Contribute Today and Invest in Your Community!

Your generosity supports local artists, arts education, exhibitions, public art and events in your community. 


  1. Vital operating expenses, which keep our galleries admission-free for everyone;
  2. Arts education in our studios, public schools and Head Start programs, and in the community with diverse partners; 
  3. The Patrick S. Robins Scholarship program that makes our arts education financially accessible;
  4. Opportunities for Vermont artists to sell their work;
  5. A vibrant Burlington arts community! Click here to view handout.


There are many ways to give to BCA and whether you are a long-time loyal donor or a first-time friend, we appreciate your support as we build the future of BCA!

Gifts of Cash

Donate securely online using your credit card by clicking here. We welcome one-time gifts or sustaining monthly or annual gifts.  We also welcome checks made payable to Burlington City Arts and mailed to: Burlington City Arts 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401

Donate Stock

When you gift appreciated securities you do not pay capital gains tax on the appreciation, and, you receive a tax deduction for the full value of the gift.  The following instructions contain all of the information your broker will need to complete the transfer: Click here.

Planned Giving

Create your legacy and ensure BCA’s future with a gift via a will, life insurance policy, pension plan, living trust or a charitable remainder trust that provides assets to BCA, while maintaining full use and benefit of those assets during your lifetime.  Your estate attorney is best-equipped to describe the benefits of planned giving options.

Corporate Event Sponsorships

BCA hosts special events, festivals, concert and film series throughout the year to engage community members and enliven downtown Burlington and we welcome corporate support!  As a corporate sponsor your business will receive promotional benefits that align to your philanthropic priorities and showcase your brand with a diverse audience.

Corporate/Foundation Grants

Grant support is essential to support BCAs accessible educational programs for all ages, thought-provoking exhibitions, community-wide events and cultural planning activities.  We welcome the opportunity to apply for grant funding and share program outcomes with our funders.

Donating Items

Thank you for thinking of BCA to gift new or gently used art-making supplies, tools and equipment!  Please visit our Amazon Wish List or contact Meara McGinniss, Donor & Member Relations Coordinator, to discuss the logistics of receiving your donated items.  
We also welcome gifts of artwork.  Please contact Jessica Manley, artist coordinator, for more information.


BCA is eligible to receive 0.5% of the price of all AmazonSmile purchases – visit to link BCA to your account and/or purchases!

BCA Foundation

The BCA Foundation provides donation opportunities for special projects and capital initiatives. Click here to learn more!



Burlington City Arts is a 501(c)3 registered in the State of Vermont; federal tax ID# 03-0354963



BCA Dining Club Card

When you give a gift of $500 or more, you receive a BCA Dining Club Card, which when presented at participating restaurants, gives you a discount on your bill as follows:

15% Discount

  • Butch and Babe’s, 258 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401, 802-495-0716
  • Church & Main, 156 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401, 802.540.3040
  • The Scuffer Steak & Ale House, 148 Church Street, Burlington 802.864.9451

20% Discount

  • Black Krim Tavern, 21 Merchants Row, Randolph, VT 05060, 802-728-6776
  • Blue Cat Cafe & Wine Bar, 1 Lawson Lane @ St. Paul/College, Burlington, 802.363.3639
  • The Daily Planet, 15 Center Street, Burlington, 802.862.9647
  • Leunig's Bistro, 115 Church Street, Burlington, 802.863.3759
  • Mister Up's Restaurant, Bakery Lane, Middlebury, 802.388.6724
  • Starry Night Café, 5467 Route 7, Ferrisburg, 802.877.6316
  • The Swingin' Pinwheel, 11 Center Street, Burlington, 802-448-3961   

*Please note, discounts apply to food only for up to six people - not to be combined with other discounts. Please remember to tip on the original bill amount.

Annual Report

BCA donors and members are recognized, unless otherwise specified, in our BCAs Annual Report.



Contact Meara McGinniss, Donor & Member Relations Coordinator, at 802-865-5816 or  ​

Thank you for your support!