Thank You for Your Support

With the support of generous benefactors like you, the Vatican Observatory explores the furthest reaches of God's vast creation - the galaxies, stars and planetary systems that reveal to us God's unlimited majesty. By making a gift to the VOF, you are an important partner in embracing, encouraging and promoting scientific study on our journey toward truth and in celebration of His supreme beauty.

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Unless otherwise designated, all gifts are allocated to the foundation’s greatest needs, including maintenance and enhancement of the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, educational programming and the general operation of the foundation.

The Vatican Observatory Foundation (VOF) is a tax-exempt corporation in the State of Arizona under the 501(c)3 provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Service. Financial gifts at all levels are important to sustain the work of the foundation and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 
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Giving Or Ordering Calendars By Mail: Checks in US dollars made payable to The Vatican Observatory Foundation can be mailed to:

Vatican Observatory Foundation
2017 East Lee Street
Tucson, AZ 85719

There are many convenient ways to give.

Learn which Giving Program is right for you.

Sacred Space Giving

An electronic monthly donation drafted directly from your credit card makes giving simple, gives you access to join the discussions on the Catholic Astronomer blog and provides the VOF with stable monthly support. Read more.

Guild Membership

For an annual $25 donation Guild members receive the VOF newsletter and invitations to local educational presentations organized by Vatican Observatory scientists. During the fall while supplies last members may also order an Official Vatican Observatory Calendar. Read more.

Guardians Program

Benefactors who support the Vatican Observatory Foundation with commitments of $100,000 or more are commissioned as Guardians and play a special role as advocates and co-creators in the future of the VOF. Read more.

Circles of Giving

The Vatican Observatory Foundation is grateful for the support of many who give generously year after year and recognizes them annually with the Circles of Giving Awards. Read more.

Matching Gifts

Double or triple your gift! If your employer has a matching gift program, please ask them for a matching gift form and mail it with your personal gift to our office. We will return it to your employer with the required information. 

Planned Giving

Bequests, trusts, life insurance and other planned giving instruments are often great ways to make a lasting impact in the Vatican Observatory Foundation.  

For any questions or additional information please email Katie Bannan Steinke, Development Director or contact her by phone at +1 (805) 901-6591.