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The Virtu Foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible.

Make a Gift Online


Contribute through our secure online giving form. All information is considered confidential and is not shared with third parties.






Make a Gift by Mail


Checks can be made out to The Virtu Foundation and mailed to:
The Virtu Foundation
P.O. Box 5212
Charlottesville, Virginia 22905


Contribute Securities


Supporters who wish to contribute marketable securities can do so by having them transferred to the Foundation’s brokerage account.  Securities contributed to the Foundation ordinarily are tax-deductible in an amount equal to their value as of the date of transfer.  To arrange for a contribution of securities, contact us.


Donate an Instrument


Instruments donated to the Foundation are evaluated and placed with a young musician for whom the instrument is suitable.  Instrument donors receive a tax benefit equal to the value of the donation.  The Foundation, through Scholarships, loans quality cellos, violins and violas to advanced students, and, through gifts, supports string music teaching programs serving children in economically depressed inner-city areas.  Any playable instrument donated will find a home with a deserving young musician. Legacy Scholarships may be created to honor individuals or causes. If you wish to discuss donating an instrument, contact us.


Loan an Instrument


The Foundation will accept, by loan, instruments suitable for advanced level young musicians.  No tax benefits accrue upon the loan of an instrument but instrument owners receive the great satisfaction of seeing their fine instruments benefit a young musician.  Instruments loaned to the Foundation are fully insured, annually inspected and carefully maintained.  On the Foundation’s website, Patrons who loan a Scholarship instrument may follow the activities and career of the musician with whom the instrument has been placed. Legacy Scholarships may be created to honor individuals or causes. If you wish to discuss loaning a Scholarship quality instrument, contact us.



Trigger an Amazon Contribution


Amazon, the world’s largest Internet retailer, has developed a wonderfully painless way to support charity organizations.  The program is called AmazonSmile and costs you, as a customer of Amazon, nothing.  After a single “click” to enroll in the program, if you have selected The Virtu Foundation as your designated charity, each time you use AmazonSmile to make a purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase amount directly Virtu.  To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to,  sign in with your Amazon credentials and select The Virtu Foundation.

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