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Your charitable support helps Sitar Arts Center engage DC youth in affordable, high-quality arts education and workforce development programs. 80% of students are from a household with low-income. 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.

Give with confidence! Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has awarded Sitar Arts Center its highest possible rating level. Sitar is also a 2023 Spur Local Critical Nonprofit and a member of the United Way of the National Capital Area (# 8684).

If you have any questions about giving to Sitar Arts Center, please view our Online Giving FAQs or contact or (202) 797-2145.

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 Sitar’s core programming. 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 to discover their creativity and achieve their full potential.

Donate by Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

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 Mellon DAF.

Sitar Arts Center strives to accommodate our donors and supporters by making the contributions of cryptocurrencies simple and easy. If you already have a giving account at Fidelity Charitable or Schwab Charitable, they accept crypto and turn it into cash for nonprofits, including Sitar.

Donate By Mail

Please make checks payable to “Sitar Arts Center.” Our mailing address is:

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

Corporate Sponsorship

Your company or firm 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.

Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has awarded Sitar Arts Center its highest rating possible.

Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

Sitar Arts Center is a member of the United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA #8684), the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), DC One Fund, and the World Bank’s Community Connections Campaign.

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 HR Department about matching gift opportunities.

In-Kind Donations

Donations of new or gently used arts materials and instruments help to make Sitar’s programs deeply affordable and accessible.

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 Chief Development Officer, Essence Newhoff, at (202) 797-2145, ext. 101 or 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.

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.