Ways to Give


Vizcaya is much more than a museum. It’s a National Historic Landmark, a habitat, a place of memories and much more. 

By supporting Vizcaya, you help us preserve the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history and the environment.

Click below to make a donation online now. Every gift of any size is important and appreciated.


The James Deering Giving Society (JDS) members believe in the value of Vizcaya and make an annual financial commitment to advance the museum’s mission and programs.

As valued friends of Vizcaya, JDS donors receive exclusive access to special luncheons, private tours and programs that celebrate and illuminate the work of preservation and learning at the museum.

These unrestricted donations are critical to ensuring Vizcaya’s future. Donor support immediately helps to offset daily maintenance and preservation work as well as ongoing activities, which engage our community.

To learn more about the James Deering Giving Society, please contact the Advancement department at (305) 860-8417 or via email.

Portrait of James Deering by John Singer Sargent
Historic light fixture now installed on Main House

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Endowment Fund was formalized in 2003 to ensure the museum’s long-term financial health. Your donation to the Endowment Fund is a self-renewing gift, since the current drawdown policy of 5% per year allows the principal to grow while generating a reliable income stream in perpetuity.

Our goal is to significantly increase the Endowment’s corpus in the near future so that additional resources are available to support the museum’s mission, including funding for:

  • a growing portfolio of learning programs for youth, students and adults;
  • collections’ care, research and critical restoration projects;
  • long-deferred capital improvement projects; and
  • annual operations.

For more information about how to make a donation to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Endowment Fund, please contact the Advancement department at (305) 860-8420 or via email.

The North side of Vizcaya's Main House, which sits directly across from the Orchidarium. Photo shows the steps and balcony with three closed glass doors that lead to the basement.

Many companies offer matching gift programs where they complement the charitable donations of their employees with a corporate contribution of equal or greater value. If your employer offers such benefits, you can obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources department and submit it to Vizcaya along with your charitable donation.

Our Major Gifts Office will then reach out to your employer to ensure your gift is matched.

Be sure to check with your company to see if your gift qualifies for a corporate match. Related forms can be submitted via email or mailed to the address below:

ATTN: Advancement Department
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc.
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129

For questions about matching gifts, please contact the Advancement department at (305) 860-8420 or via email.

Decorative railing overlooking mangroves

Remember Vizcaya in Your Will

Vizcaya welcomes all forms of charitable giving, from the simplest outright donations to the most sophisticated estate bequests. You may wish to consider leaving a legacy with a planned gift that will support the museum in a meaningful, far-reaching and financially sound way.

We are prepared to help you and your financial advisor find the gift structure that provides the best combination of financial and tax benefits, while supporting the preservation of Vizcaya as an educational resource.

We encourage individuals to notify us of their intent to include Vizcaya in their estate planning, as prior notification allows us to acknowledge your generosity and work with your estate planning professionals to ensure that your gift is properly implemented and fulfilled.

Charitable Bequests and Legacy Gifts

You can make Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc. a beneficiary in your will by giving:

  • a specific dollar amount;
  • specific property (such as real property, personal property, securities);
  • a percentage of your estate; or
  • the remainder of your estate.

Including Vizcaya in your estate planning will help make sure that Vizcaya remains a strong and welcoming symbol of South Florida, a brilliant example of our city’s cultural vitality.

For questions about making a gift to Vizcaya or if you have any other questions, please contact the Advancement department at (305) 860-8420 or via email. We would be delighted to speak to you about your interest in leaving Vizcaya a gift of cash, appreciated stock, annuity, a gift through a charitable trust structure or life insurance policy.


Visit Vizcaya all year round for as little as $70! For less than the cost of three visits, you can have access to this historic estate for a full year, plus get access to exclusive programs and discounts.

Support the continued preservation of Vizcaya and become a member today!