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.

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 now with a major credit card with our secure online payment method.


Download our online donation form, complete and mail back to The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, P.O. Box 419, Forest, VA 24551.


You may make a donation with your credit card by telephone by calling Renee Flowers, Director of Development, at 434.534.8129.

Stock Gifts

Poplar Forest puts gifts of appreciated securities to work right away. Securities are an easy way to give and offer tax advantages that can be discussed with a financial professional.

The quickest and most secure way to donate securities is to ask your broker to make a transfer from your account to the organization’s broker through the Depository Trust Company (DTC). Please instruct your broker to add your name in the subject line of the transfer so that we can identify you as the donor. Alternatively, you may wish to deliver personally held stock certificates directly or to register securities in the organization’s name. To alert us of a DTC transfer or for help with these other transactions, please contact Renee Flowers at or 434.534.8129.

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. Click here to 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.

Planned Giving

Planned giving can be as simple as choosing a nonprofit organization, charity or other cause as the beneficiary of an IRA, in addition to a family member or loved one. This ensures every penny goes to the desired charity and, when that organization is Poplar Forest, helps ensure that Poplar Forest will be preserved so that future generations will have the opportunity to visit and find inspiration for living lives of curiosity and creativity as Jefferson did.

Recurring Donations

If you are interested in setting up donations to occur monthly, quarterly or annually, please reach out to our Development Office at 434.534.8129. They can assist in setting up your recurring gift.

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 Development Office at 434.534.8129.

Other Types of Gifts

If you would like more information on any of the ways to give described above, please contact our development office at 434.534.8129 or