Your Support Makes a Difference

Shelburne Farms is an education nonprofit on a mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future. Our work seeks to create the space, spark the conversations, and share the stories to inspire educators, students, and learners of all ages to build a better future for everyone. When you support Shelburne Farms, you help make these transformative learning experiences possible. We hope you’ll consider joining the 4,600 donors who support us each year by making a tax-deductible gift today. 

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Make a Gift of Any Amount

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Give a Gift Membership

In addition to your own support, you can share the magic of Shelburne Farms by giving someone special a membership, valid for a full year of memories. We’ll send them a letter (with membership cards) telling them of your thoughtful gift, or we can send it to you to give it to them directly. 

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Climate Action Fund

Climate change is a daunting challenge, but we are tackling it with optimism and hope. Shelburne Farms is integrating Climate Action into all aspects of the organization, with a goal of reaching carbon drawdown by 2028. Gifts to the Climate Action Fund will help us reach this goal. Thank you!

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Memorial and Honorary Gifts

We welcome you to make a gift in memory of a loved one, or to honor a living person on a special occasion such as a special birthday, wedding, or holiday. We’ll send notification to the recipient or family members telling them of your thoughtful gift.

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Gift of Joy and Learning

Brighten a child’s life and inspire young people to shape a just and healthy world. For birthdays, holidays, or any occasion, consider giving the Gift of Joy & Learning — a special contribution to support the Children’s Farmyard and our programs that educate for a sustainable future. Make a contribution and you’ll receive a beautiful gift card that you may personalize and send to your friend or loved one.

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Matching Gifts

Some people work for companies, such as Google, IBM, Ben & Jerry’s, and Keurig Green Mountain, that match employee charitable contributions. If your employer has a matching gift program, please submit the appropriate form to them when you make your gift to Shelburne Farms. If you make your gift online, please email your form to Questions? Call us at 802-985-0468.


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Legacy Giving

A planned gift is one of the most meaningful ways you can show appreciation for Shelburne Farms and support our mission. You may be able to receive income for life, save on taxes, or enjoy other financial benefits — all while creating a lasting legacy that helps Shelburne Farms to thrive for years to come.