Cultural enrichment and education are essential to the quality of life and vitality of the Frederick region. You can help to ensure that we have a stimulating community in which to live, work, and play. Our ability to bring visual arts education and experiences to the region is dependent on the generosity and thoughtfulness of individuals who appreciate the arts in our community and understand its impact on quality of life—people like you!

Annual Fund

Contributions to the Delaplaine’s Annual Fund are essential to our ability to do more for more, better. Our efforts to share visual arts opportunities and experiences are even more important now. That’s why we continue to improve on the more than 50 quality exhibitions, 2,000+ hours of classes and workshops in a variety of media for all ages and skill levels, and dozens of public programs that we offer throughout the year. We remain committed to lowering barriers through things like free gallery admission and programs, and expanding the opportunities we provide to underserved and at-risk audiences through our Community Outreach with local nonprofit partners. But we can’t do it on our own.

Your Annual Fund gift today will help to ensure another year of visual arts programs that make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in our community, because, truly, everyone deserves art. Consider how much we can accomplish together and contribute securely using teh form below to make the arts flourish even brighter over the coming year!

Other Ways to Support the Delaplaine and the Arts

Besides the Annual Fund, there are lots of other ways to support your arts center:


Our responsibility to the Delaplaine’s stakeholders is reflected in our stewardship and transparency. The Delaplaine has a balanced annual budget, is debt-free, and undergoes an independent financial audit annually. We are proud to be accredited in the Standards for Excellence® program by the Standards for Excellence Institute®; awarded Platinum Seal Status by GuideStar USA; and included in the Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of the best nonprofits in the DC Metro region.

Thanks for Your Support!

All donors are recognized in the quarterly Delaplaine Arts magazine, in the Annual Report, and on the Donor Board in our front foyer. All donors of $100 and above are invited to our annual Donor Party.

For your one-time donation, use the form below or send your check payable to The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD 21701. You can also make a recurring monthly donation.

One Time Donation

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The Delaplaine Arts Center, Inc. is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all contributions are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. All donations are acknowledged. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting the Development Office at 301-698-0656. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Charitable Solicitations Act are available for the cost of copying and postage. Tax ID #52-1481592.