How to Give
A gift to the Aquarium Fund, helps us maintain exhibits and care for thousands of animals, provide educational offerings, conduct conservation research, and operate our nationally recognized Stranding Response Program. It couldn't be easier.
Create a legacy inspiring conservation and education of the marine environment for years to come by making a gift to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation in your will or trust. Using a free online resource at the START HERE link takes just 20 minutes!
Give Non-Probate Assets
Assets such as an IRA, 401(k), or a life insurance policy that are not included in your will or trust are planned for separately. You can use this free online tool for easy-to-follow instructions on how to designate the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation as a beneficiary.
Already Made a Gift?
Have you already made a gift to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation in your will? Please let us know!
Gifts of Stock
Giving stocks or securities is easy and tax wise. If you are interest in making a gift of appreciated stock to support the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, you can find easy-to-follow instructions at the link.
The greenest and easiest way to support the Aquarium! For as little as $5 a month, you can join a group of dedicated supporters committed to making a difference with an ongoing, monthly contribution.
Gifts of Crypto Currency
Donate crypto, save on taxes and make a difference. If you own crypto, giving to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, Inc. is a smarter, tax-savvy way to make a difference. Gifts may be made through Crypto for Charity.
Other Ways to Support the Aquarium
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Virginia Aquarium every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us when you choose the Virginia Aquarium during the sign-up process. Simple!sign up today!
Kroger Community Rewards
The Virginia Aquarium is excited to announce that it’s now a Kroger Community Rewards program recipient. The program, which was created by Kroger to help support non-profit organizations, allows customers to register their Kroger Plus Card and start earning money for organizations that impact their lives. Simply register your Kroger rewards Card online at Kroger.com/communityrewards, and search for Virginia Aquarium and enroll… then, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card and the Aquarium will automatically start earning a rebate. It is that easy!register here
You can easily give to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation through your PayPal® account. Simply click on the image to learn more! You can even set the Virginia Aquarium as a favorite charity through Paypal® and conveniently have the option to give each time you use your account!
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles offers a Protect Sea Life license plate for purchase, featuring a loggerhead sea turtle! Proceeds help support our operation and programs in Virginia.LEARN MORE