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We ask you to consider making a Tax-Deductible Donation to any NWS Fund. 

NWS is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit. Your gift may qualify as a charitable donation for federal income tax purposes. You should consult with your tax advisor or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible for your particular situation.

Gifts of large amounts may be given as a pledge and payment arranged.  Gifts of significant size will be considered for naming areas of the Museum.

Your donation of $500 or more will give you the opportunity to name an award in Memory or Honor of someone special.

You may join us as a Friend, Patron, Benefactor, or join the Golden Palette Circle or the Platinum Palette Circle. 

Friend: $50 – $299
Patron: $300 – $2499  
Benefactor: $2500 – $4999 
Golden Palette Circle: $5000 – $9999  
Platinum Palette Circle: $10,000 and above   

Please click HERE to Donate online 


 If you are mailing a donation, please enclose this PDF Form and make your check payable to the National Watercolor Society and send it to: NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, P.O. Box 772257, Detroit, MI 48277-2257

Thank you for your consideration!

Your donation will award money given to artists for their outstanding achievements in watercolor.  Additionally, when you support NWS with an award donation, you support the water medium arts and elevate the stature of the National Watercolor Society and we sincerely thank you for your support.  The Annual Award donation opportunities are listed below.


The Building Fund is specifically earmarked for special beautification projects and maintenance of the building that come up over time or are planned.  For example, roof repair, maintenance of plumbing and electrical, inside building maintenance, outside patio repair, etc.

Donations to the General Fund go to help pay for all other general operating costs of the National Watercolor Society.  Your donation to this fund helps to pay for the Gallery Manager, every day bills, telephone, internet, office supplies, gala receptions for our exhibitions, invited guest speakers and jurors.  Please consider donating to this fund if you would like to see more great NWS activities be scheduled and paid for.

The purpose of the Grapevine Education Fund is to finance selected NWS Educational Video Projects designed to make the teachings of innovative artists who foster creativity, accessible to a wider viewership through online platforms.

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