Ways to Give

We invite you to become a part of the future of this very special organization!

Your financial support is vital to our success.  In 2020, because of the pandemic, fundraising and CARES Act grants constituted 85% of our yearly budget.

Join our Circle of Love! Sign up now to support Folklore Village through monthly giving. We’ve made it super-easy through our Give Lively secure donation portal.

OR – Use the button below to donate directly through PayPal; either monthly, or a one-time gift:


Your gift to Folklore Village could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions.  Contact your HR office to find out if your employer will help you double or triple your donation to Folklore Village

Underwrite a program!  Love Saturday Socials?  Have a favorite festival that you would like to see continue?  Call us about underwriting or sponsoring your favorite event or performer. 

Consider Folklore Village in your Estate Planning.  Some donors may elect to ensure the vitality of Folklore Village far into the future by including us in their estate planning. These donors make a valuable contribution to supporting the mission of Folklore Village, while taking advantage of federal and state tax laws that may allow reduction of income taxes, lower gift and estate taxes, or provide income during the donor’s lifetime. If you are considering including a gift to Folklore Village in your estate planning, please consult your financial adviser.  And be sure and let us know, so that we may recognize you in our Annual Report!

Folklore Village now has the capability to accept donations of shares of stock:

Contact Executive Director, Terri Van Orman for further information on Folklore Village’s newest gifting option. (608) 924-4000

Facebook Fundraisers

Whereas we truly appreciate all of the “pennies from heaven” that show up on our doorstep as a result of your wonderful Facebook birthday fundraisers, Facebook does not let us know who initiated the fundraiser in the first place, or how much from their funds transfer is a result of whose fundraiser. If you choose to start a Facebook fundraiser, could you kindly tell us that you did/are doing it, and after it is over, how much was raised?  It will clarify our accounting, and give us an opportunity to thank you!

Folklore Village now has Community Foundation accounts at the Madison Community Foundation, the Fox Valley Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin:

Contact Executive Director, Terri Van Orman for information on how to gift a significant amount to our Community Foundation accounts.  (608) 924-4000

Here is the online direct portal for gifts for the Folklore Village Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin Account: FOLKLORE VILLAGE ACCOUNT

Donation checks can be mailed to:

Folklore Village                                                                                                           3210 County Road BB                                                                                     Dodgeville, WI  53533

If you choose to give monthly through PayPal, Folklore Village will mail you an annual giving total at the address you have provided at the end of the year.  If you donate through the GiveLively portal, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your donation.

Please Note: Any changes (increase, decrease, discontinue) to your automatic donation must be made by you through your bank or credit union.