Make a Donation to WaterWheel

Donate Online

The WaterWheel Foundation accepts all forms of payments including: Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay and all major credit cards.
Recurring donation options are available through PayPal and all major credit cards.

Donate by Check

Please send your check payable to The WaterWheel Foundation to:

The WaterWheel Foundation
PO Box 4400
Burlington, VT 05406-4400

Thank you for your generosity!

Donate In Person

Come by the WaterWheel table at any stop on the Phish tour to make a donation. While you’re there, check out our super cool merch (tee shirts, hoodies, posters, stickers, pins and more!), and say hello to our awesome touring team. We might even be raffling off amazing prizes, or Jim Pollock might be signing some artwork.
The WaterWheel table is the place to be. We’d love to see you!

Matching Donations

We are always thrilled to receive matching donations and are set up to receive them from many companies. Some companies that provide matches to their employees’ donations are limited to donating only to public 501(c)(3) nonprofits. WaterWheel is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  If you are trying to facilitate a matching donation from your employer and are not able to select WaterWheel as the recipient, you can instead choose The Vermont Community Foundation, a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit who we partner with, and enter WaterWheel Foundation Fund as the Designation fund where the donation should be made. The Vermont Community Foundation will then direct the funds to us when they receive them. If you have any questions or need assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some common questions we get about donations. Not finding your answer? Contact us with your question and we’ll get back to you.

How can I make a donation to The WaterWheel Foundation?

You can make a donation online via Paypal (using the options on this page) or Venmo @WaterWheel-Foundation.

Or, you can send a check a check payable to The WaterWheel Foundation at the following address:

The WaterWheel Foundation
PO Box 4400
Burlington, VT 05406-4400

We also accept in-person donations at the WaterWheel table at every stop on the Phish tour.

How can I make a donation to the Divided Sky Foundation?

Great question! The Divided Sky Foundation has set up their own account so people can donate directly to them. For more information and to donate, visit the Divided Sky Foundation website.

Is The WaterWheel Foundation a 501(c)(3)? What's the EIN?

Yes. The WaterWheel Foundation is non-operating, Private Foundation. Our EIN is 13-3948773.

I'd like to make a donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one. How do I do that?

A donation to WaterWheel is a beautiful way to pay tribute to a loved one, and celebrate their connection to the band and community.

To make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one online, select the In Honor Of/In Memory Of option above. You can also send us a check using the information above. Be sure to note the name of the person whom you are making the donation in honor/memory of, and please feel free to include any information you’d like to share with us about them.

Also, if you have it, please include the contact info (email and/or mailing address) of the person (for in honor of gifts) or their family (for memorial gifts) with your donation so we can notify them of your thoughtful tribute.

My company has a match program. Can I submit The WaterWheel Foundation?

That would be great! Our EIN is 13-3948773. Please note: The WaterWheel Foundation is a non-operating, PRIVATE Foundation. It is NOT a Public Charity.  In some cases, companies cannot match with us because we are a non-operating private foundation. Best to check and ask if this might be the issue.

I would love to make a donation to a specific beneficiary or campaign. How do I do that?

No problem! When you make a donation online, please indicate which beneficiary/campaign is it for, or if you send a check include a note, and we will be sure that the funds go to the correct place.

I/my business would like to hold a fundraiser for The WaterWheel Foundation. Is that ok?

You Rock. Thank you so much for thinking of us! Please use the contact form to give us the specifics about your idea and we will be in touch.

I would like to submit a nonprofit for consideration as a WaterWheel beneficiary. What is the process to be a beneficiary of your Foundation?

That’s great! Please use the contact form to submit the organization to us and we would be happy to look into it.

I made a donation and I need a receipt for my taxes. How do I get this?

Our goal is to email donors receipts for donations of $250+ received the month prior. If you did not receive one, or would like a year-end receipt for total donations received throughout the year, please get in touch with us using the contact form. Our EIN is 13-3948773.

I would like to donate my time as a Volunteer or Intern for The WaterWheel Foundation. How can I do this?

Thank you so very much! Please contact us via the contact form and we will be in touch.

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