Ways to Support

MAKE AN IMPACT & provide access to arts and culture for your community!

The arts inspire … and enable us to come together even in times when we need to physically be apart.

More than 70% of your contribution to The Umbrella underwrites our programs. Your gift today will have a direct impact and provide access to arts and culture for your community

Thank you for your consideration, your compassion, and your support for the arts!


If you prefer to donate by check, please mail your gift to

The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742

or use the link above to make a quick, secure one-time online donation.


There are many ways you can make a difference and support The Umbrella.

As a non-profit 501c3 organization, The Umbrella relies on the generous support of donors like you. Your tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund allows us to keep bringing you the arts, performances, and programs you expect and enjoy.  



Donate through a Corporate/Employer Matching Gift Program

Many companies and employers have matching-gift programs, doubling (or in some cases even tripling) donations their employees make to a favorite charity. The Umbrella, a non-profit arts center, is a 501(c)(3) organization and eligible for matching gift contributions. Download Information Sheet for Employer Donor/Volunteer Matching Programs

If you or your employer have any questions, please contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org




Recommend a grant from your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. Through a donor-advised fund, you can allocate a charitable gift each year and take an immediate tax deduction. Commonly used donor-advised funds include Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, Vanguard Charitable, National Philanthropic Trust, and BNY Mellon, among many others. Recommend a gift to The Umbrella or contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org with any questions.



Donate a Securities Gift

The Umbrella gratefully welcomes gifts of securities, and provides guidelines and contacts to minimize delays and expenses. Download Information Sheet About Donating Securities. For help, please contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org






Make a Gift in Honor of Someone Special

The Umbrella will gladly help you target your gift for a specific purpose or as a tribute to a particular person. For help, please contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org






Support us as a Business Partner

We are pleased to work with several organizations who wish to show their committment to the arts and reach out to The Umbrella Arts community. Find details about opportunities and benefits of support through our Business Partners Program here. For help, please contact Nick Castellano at nick@theumbrellaarts.org




Consider a Bequest

A bequest can be an easy and satisfying gift to make: It costs nothing now but can have enormous future impact. One of The Umbrella’s largest gifts to date was an unexpected bequest that served as the catalyst for our Building the Arts campaign! We welcome bequests of many types and all sizes. Your gift can take the form of:

  • a specific amount
  • a specific asset, such as property or securities
  • a percentage of your estate

A bequest gift may recognize a loved one or an influential artist, benefit a specific activity or program, or serve as a general and important investment in the future of the arts in our community. To learn more about making a bequest, please contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org.



Support us through Smile.Amazon purchases

By accessing Amazon.com (or select online stores associated with it such as Target, Lands End) via the specific URL Smile.Amazon.com link (or changing your charity to "The Umbrella Community Arts Center" in your existing Smile Amazon account), and asking your friends and relatives to do the same, The Umbrella will receive a percentage of your purchases.



Purchase Art Supplies That Give Back to The Umbrella

For the many artists in our community who purchase art supplies from Blick, consider bookmarking and shopping through The Umbrella Arts Center's Affiliate Link. For each purchase, Blick will share a small commission to support The Umbrella.


Thank you for all you do to support the arts and The Umbrella!




Assistant Director of Development: Katie Cimet x.201
Major Gifts Officer: Megan Connor x.214
Development Associate: Nick Castellano x.212
Director of Development: Eileen Williston x. 207