The Moore Street School Foundation offers many ways to donate.

Did you know that Moore Street School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Virginia Landmarks Register? 

Your donation will help to rehabilitate and maintain this landmark. The Moore Street School Foundation trusts that others would contribute to the preservation and sustainability of Moore Street School. You, our patrons and visitors, are our single most important financial resource. 

Each year we request contributions for our current operating expenses, guest artists, education programs, and the growth of our Endowment Fund.

Your generous contribution to the Moore Street School Foundation truly makes a difference!

Annual Giving Levels  Currently annual donation to the Moore Street School Foundation helps the rehabilitation efforts to make the 1887 building a self-sustaining performance arts center for all ages. 

up to $100
$100 – $249
$250 – $999 
$1,000 – $2,499  
$10,000 – $24,999  
$25,000 – $49,000 
$50,000 or more

Corporate Community Giving Programs -  Simply by signing up for the following programs, your everyday purchases will earn money for Moore Street School Foundation at no extra cost to you.

Directions on how to support Moore Street School through the Kroger Community Rewards Program. 

Kroger Community Giving Program

The Kroger Community Rewards program is an ideal way to support your favorite non-profit or charity organization. The program allocates funds to participating organizations based on the purchases that registered members, family and friends of the organization have made at Kroger using their Kroger Plus card.  Each individual can enroll their Kroger Plus Cards online at the Kroger secure website, and then choose the organization they wish to support. 

To use the Kroger Community Rewards Program: 

1. Register your Kroger Plus card online at  

  a. Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy (you will need the number)  

  b. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.  

  c. Click on Sign In/Register  Click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box (unless you have previously registered online).  

  d. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.  

  e. You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email to finalize card registration.  

  f. Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

2. Link your card with Moore Street School Foundation.

  a. Log into your account at  

  b. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.   

  c. Update or confirm your information.

  d. Enter Moore Street School Foundation, select organization from list and click on confirm.  

  e. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page. 

REMEMBER, purchases will not count towards your organization until after you have registered your card and linked it to the Moore Street School Foundation.  If you use your phone number (alternate ID) at the register instead of swiping your card, call 800-576-4377 and select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.  You must swipe your registered Kroger Plus card (or use the alternate ID that is associated with your registered Kroger Plus card) when shopping for each purchase to count.

Matching Gift - Did you know that 65% of Fortune 500 companies match employee donations to a wide range of nonprofits? Many companies have simplified the process allowing electronic submissions. You can possibly double or triple your giving to an organization by notifying your company of your gift and providing simple information. Corporate philanthropy programs are a vital part of our fundraising efforts. Your name and your employer’s name will be listed in our annual donor report.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions - The IRA Charitable Rollover provision of the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes, permanently signed into legislation by President Obama in December 2015) allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income.

Individuals may begin taking distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) as early as age 59½, but are required to begin taking them at age 70½. Normally, these distributions are subject to income taxes unless they are made to a qualifying charity.

To qualify, the funds must be contributed to a public charity like the Garth Newel Music Center, and be made from traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs. Donors may receive no goods or services in return for their contributions, and must obtain written documentation of their contribution from each recipient charity.

These gifts count toward the required minimum distribution you must take annually from traditional IRAs, but aren’t included in your adjusted gross income thereby reducing your tax burden. To be clear, since the gifts aren’t counted in your income, you can’t claim an itemized charitable deduction for them as well.

IRA rollover provision removes negative tax consequences and encourages Americans to give back to their communities during their lifetime.

Contact the company managing your IRA to learn more about how the charitable IRA rollover provision can help you support the Moore Street School

In case you need it for the required paperwork, our EIN or Tax Identification Number is 

Considering a gift of stock? - When people think about making an Annual Fund gift they usually get out their check books. As you assess your tax-deductible donations, consider the wisdom of making this year’s Annual Fund gift to Moore Street School from a different asset. Do you know that you can avoid the dreaded capital gains tax by transferring appreciated stock? In addition to being a smart tax move, a stock transfer minimizes market fluctuations, allowing you to maximize your gift. Here is the form to use to instruct your investment advisor to deliver your shares to us:

In-Kind Donations - Moore Street School is also often in need of in-kind donations of items for day to day operations.  If you have specific skills or services you would be willing to donate, your expertise is welcome! 

Legacy Program - The Legacy Program was established to recognize those who have made future provisions for the Moore Street School in their estate plans, in any form or amount. 

We accept all major credit cards

You can mail a check made payable to Moore Street School Foundation to the following address:

Moore Street School Foundation

P.O.Box 25305

Richmond, VA


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Moore Street School Foundation

P.O.Box 25305

Richmond, VA 23260