A gift to the Aquarium Fund helps us maintain exhibits and care for thousands of animals, provide educational offerings, conduct conservation research, and operate our nationally recognized Stranding Response Program.
How to Give
Send A Check
Please make your check payable to Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, Inc.
Gifts of Stock
Giving stocks or securities is easy and tax-wise. Follow these simple instructions to make a gift of appreciated stock to support the Virginia Aquarium Foundation.Give Stock
Give From Your IRA
Donate directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for tax benefits and higher charitable impact, quickly and easily. If you are at least 70.5 years old, you can use a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA to support the Virginia Aquarium Foundation. After reaching 73 years old, a QCD may begin to count towards fulfilling your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Use the link below to make a gift from your IRA.Give From IRA
Donor-Advised Fund Gifts
Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a smart way to manage your philanthropy. DAFs are created by transferring a variety of assets to a commercial or community DAF provider, which may provide tax relief. Over time, you can recommend grants to charities like the Virginia Aquarium Foundation at a time of your choosing. Click below to tell us about your DAF gift and navigate to your fund provider.Give Through DAF
Donate crypto, save on taxes and make a difference. If you own crypto, giving to the Virginia Aquarium Foundation is a smarter, tax-savvy way to make a difference. Gifts may be made through Crypto for Charity.Crypto for Charity
Create a legacy inspiring conservation and education of the marine environment for years to come by making a gift to the Virginia Aquarium Foundation in your will or trust. Using a free online resource takes just 20 minutes!How to Bequest Gifts
Already Made a Gift?
Have you already made a gift to the Virginia Aquarium Foundation in your will? Please let us know!
More Ways to Give
Corporate Matching Gift
Double the impact of your gift through your company’s matching gift program. See your company’s human resources office to determine if a matching gift program is available.
Make a meaningful gift to the Aquarium in memory of or in honor of someone special.
The greenest and easiest way to support the Aquarium! For as little as $5 a month, you can join a group of dedicated supporters committed to making a difference with a recurring monthly contribution.Set Up A Recurring Gift
Other Ways to Support the Aquarium
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles offers a Protect Sea Life license plate for purchase, featuring a loggerhead sea turtle! Proceeds help support our operation and programs in Virginia.About the License Plate
Kroger Community Rewards
As a Kroger Community Rewards program recipient, you can earn money for the Virginia Aquarium by registering your Kroger Plus Card. Each time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card, the Aquarium will automatically earn a rebate. Register and enroll in our program to start giving!Register for Kroger Community Awards
Send a payment through your PayPal account to the Virginia Aquarium Foundation by clicking on the image. You can also set the Aquarium as a favorite charity to conveniently give each time you use your account.Send Through PayPal