Capital Campaign

Join Us in the Home Stretch




We offer a colossal THANK YOU to all who have helped make possible the restoration and renewal of our historic Mansion, and the design and construction of our five new state-of-the-art studios. Together we have honored and preserved the past, while building a sustainable future for generations of artists to come.

Recently completed, the project to restore, preserve and update Yaddo’s facilities required a $10 million investment. Ongoing Campaign gifts of any size will help close out the project and replenish Yaddo’s endowment, thus making future projects possible as we work to continually support the world’s leading writers and artists.

Please consider playing a crucial role in this remarkable success story by making a Campaign donation today, currently with twice the impact.


OUR PATH FORWARD: Double Your Donation, Double Your Impact


An anonymous Artist-Endowed Foundation has issued two inspiring challenge grants totaling $500,000 in matching Campaign support. During this final-push challenge period, the foundation has generously agreed to match all new Campaign gifts dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of every Campaign gift we receive—up to $500,000. All told we have just over $9.4 million raised against our goal of $10M—leaving us with just under $600,000 left to raise. 

This match period is a great opportunity to double the impact of a meaningful gift—one that will offer vital support for our artists for decades to come—and to join the list of supporters who will be publicly celebrated in a permanent donor tribute at Yaddo. This permanent tribute will be a true focal highlight in the Mansion’s Great Room/Receiving Room, utilizing the building’s original beautiful and massive picture window.

To make a Capital Campaign donation—with double the impact!—please contact:

Lisa Dierbeck
Director of Development

To make a dollar-for-dollar matched Campaign donation by mail, please complete the form found here and send to:  

The Corporation of Yaddo
312 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Attn: Campaign