As a private non-profit, we do not receive any ongoing state or federal financial support. Our success depends on the commitment and generosity of the many individuals, businesses and foundations who have helped bring Poplar Forest to this exciting new phase in our development.

We rely on the generous, tax-deductible contributions made by people like you in order to support educational exhibits and programs, further restore the landscape designs and architecture, and to ensure that Jefferson’s vision can be shared and enjoyed more widely, and more effectively, than ever before.

The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the US under EIN: 54-1258296.

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 419 Forest, VA 24551. 

Ways to Give

We encourage you to make your gift in the way that’s most convenient for you. No matter how you choose to support Poplar Forest, we appreciate your generosity.


You may give online at any time with a major credit card with our secure online payment method. If you are interested in setting up donations to occur monthly, quarterly, or annually, please use our donation form or reach out to our Development Assistant, Mackenzie Santos at 434.534.8114.


Complete and mail a donation form to The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Attn: Development, P.O. Box 419, Forest, VA 24551.


You may make a donation with your credit card by telephone by calling Mackenzie Santos, Development Assistant, at 434.534.8114.

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) Gifts

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals. We are pleased to offer the DAF Direct widget for your convenience in making DAF gifts to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Get started.

Matching Gifts

Does your employer match employee contributions? Matching contributions received from corporations are greatly appreciated and are a wonderful way to increase your support of Poplar Forest. Please check with your employer to find out if your company matches charitable contributions.

Gift Memberships

If you are interested in giving a family member or loved one a membership to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, please call the Mackenzie Santos, Development Assistant at 434.534.8114.


The Kroger Community Rewards Program provides an easy, carefree way to support Poplar Forest. By linking your Kroger Plus Card to Poplar Forest, the shopping you do every day translates into quarterly gifts to support our restoration and preservation efforts.

To participate:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in to your account or create an account
  3. Go to My Account
  4. Go to Community Rewards
  5. Search for The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest or Organization Number FJ889.

Once you link your card, just remember to swipe your Kroger Plus Card each time you shop!

Other Types of Gifts

If you would like more information on any of the ways to give described above, please contact our Development Assistant, Mackenzie Santos at 434.534.8114 or