Support ý

ý continues to produce excellence in artmaking in service to students from different backgrounds and cultures, providing a peaceful respite for Citizen Artists seeking to explore the depths of their creativity and join a broader creative collective. For nearly eight decades, ý has been anchored by the generosity of our supporters. United by a shared vision, our donors are essential to our success. Your gift of any size fortifies our mission of changing lives through the transformative power of art.

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How to Give

Make a one-time or recurring donation through our secure online form using a credit or debit card, Venmo, or PayPal.

Make a gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, or other types of investments) or wire a donation by contacting development@idyllwildarts.org

Call us at 951-659-2171 ext. 2335 or email us at development@idyllwildarts.org

Mail donations to ý Foundation, Development Office, PO Box 38, Idyllwild, CA 92549

When I see the profound talent and artistry of these students, it gives me hope for the future and inspires me to do whatever I can to help them succeed.

High-Impact Support


Endowment funds work like a savings account. The investment amount remains in perpetuity—and ý is able to use the interest earnings each year to support operations, program expenses, capital maintenance, financial aid, and much more. Please email development to inquire about our endowment fund.

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Giving Circles

ý is committed to uniting artists, designers, alumni, friends, and family who share a curiosity about the transformative power of art. We join forces to support these endeavors, exploring the creative process and the realization of imaginative ideas through breakout groups with various arts concentrations and offerings.

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Engagement Events

ý brings art and community together throughout the year to acknowledge the impact of creative expression all over the world. Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary legacy of ý and share our goals for the future. Please email development to inquire about upcoming events.

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Advancing Our Promise

Advancing Our Promise is a campaign designed to activate and implement the new vision of ý, strengthen relationships with longtime champions, and build new support. This 3 year campaign seeks to raise $12 million and is structured around three key pillars: Enhancement of Core Programming, Innovative Educational Leadership, and Infrastructure and Capital.

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Give Today

Thank you for helping us change lives through the transformative power of art.