Be a Rock in the VRA Foundation. Be a Rock Star for Your Profession!

Creators. Doers. Problem solvers. As image management professionals, we’ve developed metadata and cataloguing standards that are global in their reach, acted as champions for fair use, and been on the leading edge of embedded metadata initiatives—and that’s just the beginning. The VRA Foundation knows that when just one person pushes the envelope, we all benefit. Our potential is limitless, and the VRA Foundation (VRAF) is here to help us realize it. Through our Project Grant and Professional Development Grant programs, we’ve helped our professionals create tools that make all of our working lives better, enabled participation in conferences and symposia, and aided in the development of unique, publically-accessible digital collections. Our Regional Workshop Program will bring education and professional development opportunities closer to your home.

But we can’t do it without you!

When you invest in the VRA Foundation, you invest in your profession. And when you invest in your profession, you invest in yourself. There’s strength in numbers, so we’re asking all of you - from the newly minted professionals to proud image management lifers - to join us in our mission to advance our profession by making a tax-deductible donation to the VRA Foundation. Be a one-time donor, or set up a sustaining membership through PayPal, and your monthly, recurring donation of whatever amount comfortable for you will allow your contribution to grow surely and steadily over time.

With your support, the VRA Foundation will be able to advance our professionals (that’s you!) for years to come. Be a rock in the VRA Foundation. Be a rock star for your profession!

Become a Rock Star - Give to the VRA Foundation

Make a sustaining donation or a one-time only donation with PayPal: 

Other ways to donate:

  • Donate by postal mail [download a PDF form to mail in]
  • If you are a Visual Resources Association member you may make a credit card donation to VRAF using MyVRA. Log in and select the "Separate Donations and/or Chapter Membership" option.

Donor Recognition Levels:

Foundation Gold Circle: $1,000 and up

Foundation Silver Circle: $500-999

Foundation Bronze Circle: $250-499

Foundation Fellow: $100-249

Foundation Friend: $25-99

Sustainer: Monthly Contributor


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The VRA Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit foundation, welcomes and encourages tax-deductible donations in any amount. Your contribution will support the Foundation's mission to develop and expand educational and research opportunities for the study of visual images and information. The VRA Foundation is committed to advancing broad public access to cultural information in the digital age. Your contributions will help support the Foundation's educational, research and publication initiatives.
The VRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
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