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Your charitable support offers possibilities that transform the lives of children and teens through the arts, helping them learn about themselves and gain life skills. Every gift is essential as more than 85% of Sitar’s income comes from charitable contributions. Donations are fully tax-deductible. Sitar’s tax ID # is 52-2113471.

Your charitable contribution today benefits both the talented students at Sitar Arts Center and your 2020 tax returns. Through the 2020 CARES Act, non-itemizers can receive an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 for cash contributions made during the 2020 tax year. For those who itemize, the cap on deductibility of cash contributions is removed.

There are many ways to make a donation, including online, by mail, through your Donor Advised Fund, the United Way or Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), company match, stocks, planned giving, corporate support, and in-kind donations.

Donate Online

Your online donation is quick, easy and secure through our online giving system.

Sitar Sustainers – Join Sitar’s Monthly Giving Program

Multiply your impact with a monthly gift. Becoming a Sitar Sustainer is an easy and impactful way of supporting the students at Sitar. Benefits include a welcome package and special event invitations throughout the year. As a valued member of the Sitar community, your recurring gift will provide lasting support for youth on a path towards successful adulthood. Click here to join the Sitar Sustainers. 

Donate By Mail

Our mailing address is:

Sitar Arts Center
c/o Development Office
1700 Kalorama Road, NW Suite 101
Washington, DC 20009

Please make checks payable to “Sitar Arts Center.”

Donate by Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

Click here to easily make a gift by Donor Advised Fund. Sitar Arts Center’s tax ID is 52-2113471.

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Sitar Arts Center directly from your Schwab, Fidelity, or BNY Mellow DAF.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your company, firm, or corporation is invited to partner with Sitar Arts Center by by sponsoring our annual Benefit Gala, or by supporting a specific program such as Arts Afterschool, Camp Sitar, or another that aligns with your company goals. Corporate partnership comes with highly visible recognition and other year-long benefits, including opportunities for student performances and on-site volunteering.

Click here to read more about Sitar’s Value and Impact and what a partnership can offer your company.

Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

Sitar Arts Center is a member of the United Way of the National Capital Area’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the World Bank’s Community Connections Campaign. Support students at Sitar by designating your campaign gift using CFC #79089 or United Way #8684.

Employer Match
Many employers encourage their employees to donate to nonprofit organizations by matching charitable contributions. This is a great opportunity to increase the size of your gift! Check with your employer’s Human Resources Department for your employer’s matching gift form and send it to Sitar Arts Center with your contribution.

In-Kind Donations

Donations of new or gently used arts materials and instruments help to make programs affordable for children from low-income households.

Click here to see a list of items we need.

Stocks and Securities

Gifts of stock can be made with your broker’s assistance by electronic transfer. This process works for all publicly traded shares of stock. Simply request your broker to transfer the stated number of shares electronically to Sitar Arts Center.

Please contact Sitar’s Senior Director of Development, Essence Newhoff, at (202) 797-2145, ext. 101 or essence@sitarartscenter.org to obtain the Center’s Account Number and DTC #.

Planned Giving

Sitar Arts Center honors friends who make a planned gift benefiting the Center, through a will, bequest, trust, or other estate plan. A planned gift to Sitar Arts Center may be part of a comprehensive estate plan that provides a way to complete a lifetime of giving, or allows you to make a significant gift that might not be possible during your lifetime.

Click here to read about joining Sitar Arts Center’s Legacy Society.

Shop for Sitar

Transform your everyday shopping to save money and support the children at Sitar Arts Center. Use Amazon Smile, iGive, or Giving Assistant to donate a portion of your online purchases to Sitar at no additional cost to you.

Sitar Arts Center’s Finances

Financial transparency is important to Sitar Arts Center, and we have posted below our most recent form 990 submitted to the IRS and financial audit.