It’s because of your generosity that our story continues. The Verde Valley Archaeology Center (VVAC) is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We do not receive direct funding from any local or state governments. So it is because of generous people and organizations such as you that we continue to document and tell the story of the people who lived in the Sedona and Verde Valley area for over 12,000 years. No other organization has our depth of local prehistory knowledge, collection of artifacts and archival resources or educational commitment to prehistory and cultural enrichment that we do. Your support is how we will continue retelling that story … continue expanding our resources … continue inspiring generations to come. Thank you.
We don’t just dream, we do.
The VVAC does not just come up with dreams and ideas, we have a proven track record of accomplishment. Whether it is building a membership that started with 10 individuals to grow to over 650 members, or starting a museum with no artifacts to now preserving over 50,000 items, or moving from a vision to the acquisition of over 15 acres of land in Camp Verde for a future campus, or creating a community resource of a free pathway and Native American traditional use garden . . . we do it. Donors know that their contributions get enormous traction and impact when they give to the VVAC.
DONATE TODAY to one of our three funds
The General Fund allows those interested in archaeology and Native American history to make a cash donation of any size. You will be supporting the Center to maintain, expand and improve our collections, exhibits and educational programs. Donations can be of any amount either on a one-time or recurring basis. To donate to the General fund, click the button below:
The Native American Heritage Garden and Pathway Fund supports VVAC's 15.28 acre property in Camp Verde contains a prehistoric pit house village. Based on numerous studies of local prehistoric life, we know that agriculture played an important part in the lives of these people. Agriculture allowed for the establishment of villages for a more stable lifestyle from the traditional migratory hunting and gathering pattern. The Center set aside a portion of the property to create a Native American Traditional Use Garden and Pathway. The Pathway is a free .41-mile loop trail through the area of the village, ending at the garden. Donations to the Garden and Pathway will be used to maintain and improve the garden and pathway. To donate to the Garden & Pathway Fund, click the button below:
The Capital Campaign Fund supports the VVAC, from its humble beginning in 2010, to a monumental transformation of an archaeology campus with a modern collection center, museum and classrooms. Our vision is ambitious, but it is attainable if we use the full measure of our capacity and our imagination. Donations in any amount are gratefully accepted as we develop our new archaeology campus buildings. Donations of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged on a permanent recognition plaque that will be on display in the new Center lobby. Donations of $2,500 or more made through December 31, 2021, will be acknowledged on a special Founder's Circle plaque. To make a donation to the Capital Campaign, click the button below:
What is an Endowment Fund? By definition, Endowment Funds are "used to accumulate those assets that have been given to the museum on the condition that the principal of the gift is to be kept intact and that only the investment income it produces can be used to meet the museum's needs." Endowment Funds are investment vehicles whose principal is never touched and will continue in perpetuity. Only the interest or dividend earnings are spent. The Archaeology Center Endowment Fund was created in order to provide for the long term funding of the VVAC. This fund is administered by the Arizona Community Foundation. This permanent fund allows for the expansion of our tradition of private support that has characterized the development of this organization since its inception in 2010. Through income generated by the Archaeology Center Endowment Fund, the Center is able to sustain itself operationally, allowing membership funds and other support dollars to be directed towards developing programs dedicated to the public understanding and enjoyment of archaeological history of the Verde Valley. A gift to the endowment fund is a gift that gives for a lifetime. To make a donation to the Endowment Fund, click the button below:
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THANK YOU for considering a contribution to the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.