Membership and Giving

Individual Memberships and Donations

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.  If you are already a Friend, 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 and to history every year. Additionally, individual members receive a discount on workshops.

Become a Member

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Membership Levels

  • $35 Individual
  • $50 Contributor
  • $100 Subscriber
  • $250 Supporter
  • $500 Benefactor
  • $1,000 Patron
  • $2,500 Sustainer

To donate by check, 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.

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 for more information! Many thanks to our current Corporate Friends Hantzmon Wiebel, Wild Birds Unlimited - Charlottesville, and Douglas W. Gilpin, Jr., Architect.

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!