Donate to the Germanna Foundation and help expand our genealogical research and historic preservation efforts, including archaeological exploration of the site of Fort Germanna and Alexander Spotswood’s Enchanted Castle. Your donation supports operation of our Brawdus Martin Visitor Center museum and library, and lets us continue our restoration work at Salubria. Conservation of our own Siegen Forest along the Rapidan River is also supported by our generous donors. More than 90% of the Foundation’s funding is provided by donations from individuals. Donations to the Germanna Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Germanna Foundation welcomes donations of any amount. Please consider giving at one of our annual levels to help the Foundation even more, and earn additional recognition for your generosity and support. Donate today!
Germanna Colonist $100 – $499 Germanna Explorer $500 – $1,713
Germanna Ranger $1,717 – $4,999 Germanna Scout $5,000 – $9,999
Germanna Pioneer $10,000 – $49,999 Germanna Pentagon Society $50,000+
A note about Matching Gifts: Many employers will match charitable gifts made by their employees, letting you add to, or even double, your donation to Germanna. Please talk with your human resources or personnel office about your company’s matching gift program and consider taking advantage of this great way to make your gift have even more impact. The Germanna Foundation’s nonprofit tax ID # is: 54-6048585.
If you prefer to use mail to donate you may do so by writing a check payable to The Germanna Foundation, and sending it to: Germanna Foundation Fund, P.O. Box 279, Locust Grove, VA 22508-0279. You may also call us at 540-423-1700 to donate over the phone.
In December 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover was passed by Congress and signed into permanent law. The bill, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, allows taxpayers age 70 ½ or older to donate up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income.
For information about including the Germanna Foundation in your estate planning or other planned giving opportunities:
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The Germanna Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the historic heritage of the Germanna colonists and their descendants, through genealogical research and publishing, historic preservation and interpretation, archaeological exploration, and conservation. The Foundation owns and maintains several historic sites and properties that were part of or closely connected to the Germanna colonies, the town of Germanna, and the other early colonial Virginia settlements and towns in the Piedmont area of Virginia.