Donate to the Washington Papers

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Washington Papers project!

It’s easy to make a gift online. Just click here.

If you would prefer to send a check, please make the check payable to the Washington Papers (be sure that your name and mailing address are either on the check or included in a note) and mail it to:

The Washington Papers
The University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400117
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4117

Regardless of how you choose to give, please let us know about any matching gift possibilities from companies or institutions with which you are associated.


Your Gift at Work

The Washington Papers project preserves the legacy not just of George Washington and his wife and family, but of the people–free and enslaved, rich and poor, men, women and children–who together participated in the founding of the United States. By editing, annotating and publishing the papers of Washington and his era, the project provides a valuable and permanent resource for educators, students, scholars and the general public.

Public support is vital to our ongoing operations, ensuring that we can acquire images of rare documents held across the globe; transcribe and edit the documents with scrupulous accuracy; annotate them by means of careful research to enhance knowledge and understanding; and publish them digitally to ensure that they are–and always will be–available to all. Your donation to the Washington Papers will further our mission of moving toward completion of this important project.

Your gift, regardless of size, is important to the project in enabling it to maintain its high standards of quality and productivity and to meet the matching requirements of many of its grants.

All individual donors will receive the project’s newsletter. Those giving at the following levels for a single calendar year will receive added benefits will be acknowledged in the newsletter and on the project’s website. If you prefer your gift to remain anonymous, please let us know.

Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For tax purposes the volumes sent to donors are valued at $40. Please contact the staff office if you have any questions.

Major funding for the Washington Papers is provided by the Packard Humanities Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, as well as by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, the University of Virginia, and the Florence Gould Foundation.

Independent, individual funding for our project is also important to us. Please see the current list of Individual Contributors to the Project.

Thank you for your support!



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