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When you give to BCA, you support local artists, arts education, exhibitions, public art and events in your community. Your gift helps ensure that the arts are accessible to all, regardless of age, ability, background, or income. And, most importantly, your gift helps spark joy.

There are many ways to give to BCA. Whether you are a long-time loyal donor or a first-time friend, we appreciate your support as we work together to meet our community’s needs through the arts.

Donate to BCA


Donate securely online using your credit card here. If writing a check, please make it payable to Burlington City Arts and mail to: Burlington City Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401.


Sign up to make an automatic monthly gift to BCA via your credit card. Some donors find that by giving monthly, they are able to make a larger annual contribution than would be otherwise possible.


Gifts of appreciated securities are a tax-wise way to support Burlington City Arts. When you donate securities held longer than one year, you may receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock and avoid paying capital gains tax. We encourage you to discuss with your financial advisor the options that may be best for you. Please direct gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds to our Charles Schwab Account, and please notify us of your gift so we can ensure proper credit.


If you are 70 ½ or older, you can donate up to $100,000 from your traditional IRA to qualified charities like Burlington City Arts without it being considered a taxable distribution. The deduction also may lower your adjusted gross income (AGI). You must follow the rules for a qualified charitable distribution (QCD); please consult your tax advisor before making a gift from your IRA.


We invite you to join our Permanent Collectors, individuals and families who have made an extraordinary commitment to BCA’s mission of keeping the arts accessible to all by including BCA in their estate plans.

Your legacy gift allows BCA to meet our community’s needs through the arts, today and in the future. We ask you to consider including us in your will or adding us as a beneficiary to your retirement plan. You may also gift us a life insurance policy, or establish a Charitable Remainder Trust or Charitable Gift Annuity. Many of these ways of giving provide assets to BCA in the future while allowing you full use and benefits of those assets during your lifetime.

To discuss making a planned gift to BCA, please contact Development Director Meara McGinniss at or (802) 865-7595. Learn more about planned giving options here.


If you are interested in making a gift of artwork or other tangible property to BCA, please call Meara McGinniss, Development Coordinator, at 802-865-5816 or to discuss. We are generally unable to accept gifts of artwork without prior discussion.


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

The Burlington City Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 registered in the State of Vermont. Our federal tax ID# is 03-0354963. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


Contact Meara McGinniss, Development Coordinator, at 802-865-5816 or