Membership and Giving

Individual & Organizational Memberships

The Ivy Creek Foundation depends on its membership donations to maintain its trails and facilities at the Ivy Creek Natural Area and to design and implement its educational programs. Those who join are the Friends of Ivy Creek.  Individual memberships start at $35.00 and Organizational ones at $100.00.  If you are already a Friend or Partner, please consider giving a gift membership to a friend, family member, or colleague.

Your membership supports the field trips we provide to over 2,000 local school children annually, the Ivy Talks programs on second Sundays in the spring and fall, the many native flora and fauna walks and talks we lead, and many other programs that connect hundreds of people to nature every year.

Become a Member

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To donate by check, please complete the online form below to send our staff your membership information, then mail your check to us at:

Ivy Creek Foundation
P.O. Box 956
Charlottesville, VA 22902

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your gift is tax deductible.

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Corporate Giving

Is your company interested in sponsoring our efforts?  You can become a Corporate Friend of Ivy Creek with sponsorship packages starting at $500.00.  Contact our Executive Director at ivycreek.director "@" gmail.com or director "@" ivycreekfoundation.org for more information!  (If you are copying and pasting to send your own e-mail instead of using the automatic generator, please remove the quote marks and close up the spaces around the @ symbol in your "To:" field.)

Are you an individual member and an employee at a company that has a charitable gift matching program? Let us know where you work and how we can become approved to join your corporate match program!  Other companies make donations based on their employees’ volunteer hours--please check the charitable giving policy of your company and send us the information we need to have to leverage your contribution!

In Kind Contributions

The Foundation also appreciates gifts in kind. Currently we are hopeful for contributions of:

  • Bird seed -- sunflower, all year round
  • A shopvac for cleaning the barn
  • Benches for quiet sitting areas
  • Donation box or "Iron Ranger"
Newsletter

Ivy Creek Foundation members receive the newsletter, Natural Area News, four times a year.

Summer 2017 (pdf)
Spring 2017 (pdf)
Winter 2016 (pdf)
Fall 2016 (pdf)
Summer 2016 (pdf)