Support the James Merrill House
The James Merrill House and its Writer-in-Residence program is managed by a free-standing, 19-member volunteer Merrill House Committee, operating its own annual budget under the Stonington Village Improvement Association's 501 (c) 3 umbrella. The EIN is 06-1259940.
To maintain the building, the Merrill apartments and the visiting writers program, we rely on a mix of donations from individuals and foundations and rental income from the building’s private and commercial tenants. Your individual donations go directly to supporting James Merrill House writers and public programs and are tax deductible to the fullest extent granted by law.
In our 25th year, the Merrill House has hosted over 85 writers to live and work here and share their writing with the community in free lectures and readings. Please consider a donation to keep the literary legacy of James Merrill alive. To learn more, please see information on the giving categories below.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Gifts can be made directly to the Merrill House Program by personal check made payable to the James Merrill House.
107 SOCIETY: DONORS OF $1,000 OR MORE
The James Merrill House’s 107 Society recognizes the generosity of these donors.
LANDMARK SOCIETY, DONORS OF $2,500 OR MORE
Donors of $2,500 or more recognizes the generosity of our most generous donors.
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2022-2023 STATE AND INSTITUTIONAL FUNDERS
The James Merrill House gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following state and institutional funders in 2022-2023:
CT Humanities awarded the James Merrill House a $10,700 Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant that will help underwrite Visitors Center operations in 2023. This CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant is provided to the James Merrill House from CT Humanities, with funding from the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature.
CT Humanities also awarded the James Merrill House a $3,260 Capacity Grant to support our strategic planning process for 2023-2027.
CT STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
CT SHPO awarded the James Merrill House a $9,600 Survey and Planning Grant to complete a master plan for the conservation and preservation of 107 Water Street and the Merrill Apartment. This funding is provided through the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS
The Academy of American Poets awarded the James Merrill House Foundation a $10,000 Capacity-Building Grant to support the Foundation's work in building the first-ever endowment fund for the James Merrill House.
MERRILL FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
We have received generous support from the Merrill Family Charitable Foundation for the James Merrill House's operational expenses and the James Merrill House Foundation.
HELLEN INGRAM PLUMMER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
We have received generous support from the Hellen Ingram Plummer Foundation for the James Merrill House's operational expenses and the James Merrill House Foundation.