How to Contribute to the Djerassi Program
General Donations to the Djerassi Resident Artists Program
The mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is to support and enhance the creativity of artistsby providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land on which the Program is situated. You can help us to fulfill this mission by making a tax-deductible donation to the Program. Through your contribution you will personally advance our efforts to provide contemporary visual, performing and literary artists, from all over the world with the Gift of Time: a residency at the Djerassi Program’s secluded ranch. In this glorious setting, artists are able to concentrate on the creation of new work away from the distractions and demands of their daily lives.
A donation of any amount helps us to provide living quarters, studio space, all meals, local transportation and professional assistance — free of charge — to more than 85 artists each year.
Higher levels of support include the Artist Fellowship Program, which comprises Annual and Endowed Fellowships. All Fellowships for the current year are recognized in our newsletter and on the Program’s web site.
* An Annual Fellowship Partnership provides 50% support for one artist’s residency. Individuals, foundations, groups or businesses can establish an Annual Fellowship Partnership with a tax-deductible contribution of $5,000 or more. Annual Fellowships are named for the contributor or at the contributor’s discretion.
* An Annual Founder's Fellowship provides complete support for one artist’s residency. Individuals, foundations, groups or businesses can establish an Annual Fellowship Partnership with a tax-deductible contribution of $10,000 or more. Annual Fellowships are named for the contributor or at the contributor’s discretion.
* An Endowed Fellowship is a permanently named Fellowship and is a desirable way to leave a lasting legacy in the arts. Endowed Fellowships Partnerships provide 50% support for an artist residency in perpetuity and are created through tax-deductible contributions of $100,000 or more to the Program’s Endowment Fund. Founder's Endowed Fellowships provide complete support for an artist residency in perpetuity and are created through tax-deductible contributions of $200,000 or more to the Program’s Endowment Fund. Both are invested in perpetuity for the benefit of the Program.
In addition to cash contributions, there are several other ways to support the Djerassi Program. Gifts of stock are an efficient means of making a significant contribution to the Program and can maximize the benefit to the donor. The donation is fully tax-deductible at the appreciated value of the stock at the time of the transfer. Contact your broker and the Executive Director of the Program to institute a stock gift.
We also welcome art books, film videos and other gifts of property, such as computers, printers, software, cameras, furniture, and household items. Please call the Djerassi Program for more information.
For questions about any of the gift opportunities described above, please contact Executive Director Margot H. Knight orTerra Fuller, Development Manager.
The Program’s administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and can be reached at (650) 747-1250.
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation,
Federal Tax I.D. #94-6115995
Your gift to the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is deeply appreciated.