Special Funds

  • Thanks to the Trustees of the Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust, Shelburne Farms is honored to announce the Robert W. Wilson 2020 Challenge. If Shelburne Farms raises $500,000 in new and increased gifts before December 31, 2020, the Trustees will contribute $250,000! 

  • A Fund created to support Shelburne Farms during the Coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in one of the greatest financial challenges that the Farm has ever faced.  This crisis has severely impacted all of the Farm’s revenue streams, with a preliminary projected operating shortfall of $2.3M in 2020. The future of the Farm is at stake right now.  

  • David Barash served as the Education Director at Shelburne Farms from 1979 to 1985.  Following his death on February 11, 2020, an anonymous donor made a gift to establish the David D. Barash Education Fund.  Along with additional memorial gifts, the Fund will be used in David’s memory and honor to help underwrite opportunities for educators to participate in professional learning programs offered through Shelburne Farms. 

  • We never want finances to be a barrier for a child, family, or adult to enroll in our programs.  This Fund helps ensure all students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to enjoy our camps, field trips, workshops, and other programs, and we are grateful for the many supporters who make special gifts to this Fund.

  • An organization the size and complexity of Shelburne Farms needs a significant endowment to assure its long-term sustainability. Your gift is one way to make sure that all you love about Shelburne Farms continues for generations to come.