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Thank you for considering a gift to Blue Sky Fund.  Since 2007 we have been providing transformational experiences for urban youth through outdoor education. This year alone Blue Sky will reach 1,800 urban youth here in Richmond through our in-school, after-school, and summer programs. Your support ensures the success of our programs and the success of our students. With your help, we can continue to transform the inside by going outside!

Here are a list of ways you can support Blue Sky:

Online Donations: click here to make an online donation today. Consider making your donation a monthly recurring gift.

Mailed Donations: please mail donations to Blue Sky Fund, Post Office Box 8108, Richmond, VA 23223.

Stock Gifts: please email our Business Manager, Amanda Payne at amanda@blueskyfund.org for information on how to make a stock transfer.

Planned Gifts: making a planned gift to Blue Sky Fund ensures that we provide transformational experiences through outdoor education for generations to come.  For more details please contact our Development Director at erin@blueskyfund.org.

In-Kind Gifts: Donations of outdoor equipment and office supplies help keep our costs low. We are extremely grateful to our past in-kind supporters that have helped Blue Sky outfit our students for everything from overnight camping trips to five day backpacking expeditions. If you are interested in making an in-kind donation, please email development@blueskyfund.org for a list of items we are currently seeking.

Matching Gifts: Double or even triple the impact of your donation by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. Include your employer’s matching gift form with your donation or email our Business Manager at amanda@blueskyfund.org with the information.

NAP Credits: Blue Sky Fund has been approved for Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits through the Virginia Department of Education for this fiscal year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017). This resource allows donors in Virginia to receive up to 65% of the value of their gift in state tax credits in addition to their federal deduction.  If you are interested in learning about the NAP program, or taking advantage of NAP credits, please contact our Development Director at erin@blueskyfund.org

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Richmond Outside Poster Sales: RichmondOutside.com has generously listed Blue Sky Fund as one of the beneficiaries of its new poster series. Inspired by vintage National Park posters, artist Chris Camera from Firefly Designs has created posters of Maymont, the Buttermilk Trail, Texas Beach and Manchester Wall for Richmond Outside. For more information and to purchase these posters please visit: http://richmondoutside.squarespace.com

Amazon Smile: select to support Blue Sky Fund through Amazon Smile and 0.5% of your qualified online purchases will be donated back to us! To learn more about how your can help, click here!

Help Freely: select to support Blue Sky Fund through HelpFreely.org and a portion of your online purchases made at hundreds of participating retailers will be donated back to us! Retailers include Nike, Groupon, Petco, Home Depot, Staples, Wayfair, Columbia and many
more! To learn more about how you can help, click here!