By supporting artists at The MacDowell Colony, you become part of the creative process and help make the world a better place through art.

The Friends of MacDowell is a community of arts supporters who believe that The MacDowell Colony is a place where artists can make brave new work. Members enjoy exclusive experiences within the arts; discover contemporary artists in intimate, curated programs; and gain insider access to art scenes around the world.

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Annual, Named, and Endowed Fellowship gifts have a significant impact on the lives and careers of artists by fully funding their residencies at The MacDowell Colony. They are crucial in enabling MacDowell to provide an average of 300 residencies a year at no cost to artists.

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Bequests and Planned Gifts are provisions made in wills and/or as part of a donor’s financial planning, in which donors set aside portions their estates to MacDowell. This commitment allows donors to make significant contributions that may not be possible during their lifetimes.

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Gifts of stock are an excellent way to maximize the benefit of a contribution to The MacDowell Colony. To the extent provided by law, the donation is fully tax-deductible at the total appreciated value of the stock at the time of the transfer.

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Contributions from corporations and businesses provide critical support to The MacDowell Colony and its efforts to nurture creativity among artists of the highest talent and promise. The Colony works closely with global and local business leaders who recognize the value of financing creativity.

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Financial Information

2016 990 Tax Return (1.5 MB)

Our Commitment to Our Patrons

The MacDowell Colony will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

To make a gift by mail, send your check made out to
The MacDowell Colony to 521 W. 23rd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011.
To make a gift by phone, call 1-212-535-9690. Thank you for your support!