Donation requests can only be submitted for organizations hosting an auction or raffle, NOT for ongoing costs of running the organization or as gifts/incentives for employees/participants.

Amazement Square’s standard donation is a “Bring a Friend Pack” consisting of four Buy One Get One Passes to the museum, which will be valid for 6 months from the issue date or program event date. Amazement Square does not accept requests for cash donations, and will only donate to a non- profit organization once per calendar year.

Due to the volume of requests, Amazement Square cannot guarantee that every request will be fulfilled, requests will be assessed to determine ones that closely align to the museum’s mission.

+ Who IS eligible for donations

  • Schools or their associated PTA/PTOs. Preference will be given to schools who have visited the museum in the previous year.
  • A registered non-profit in Virginia that works with/for children.
  • Organizations that are hosting an event that will support children in the Lynchburg area and its surrounding communities.
  • Other organizations may be considered on a case by case basis, but priority will be given to those which meet the above criteria.

+ Who IS NOT eligible for donations

  • Out of state organizations
  • Individuals and families.
  • Organizations advocating discrimination or in other ways promoting behavior inconsistent with Amazement Square’s values.
  • For Profit organizations that will benefit from the donation.

+ How to submit a request

Requests must submitted in writing. Requests are considered in the order which they are received, and should arrive at least 60 days prior to the event.

Submit your request on letterhead, including the organization’s primary name, address, telephone, email, and contact person. Please include a brief description of your organization, and purpose of your request, along with your organization’s IRS 501 (c) (3) Tax Determination Letter.

Send your request by post to:

Amazement Square
Attn: Donations Request
27 Ninth Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

You may also hand deliver the documents to the above address, or scan and send them to