Our Mission

The Villchur Foundation supports not-for-profit organizations in accordance with the principles of its founder, the late Edgar Villchur.

The Foundation gives grants and donations to not-for profit organizations in the arts, education, health, public welfare, human rights, nature, and other worthy causes.

Our Guiding Principles

The Foundation works to improve public education, health, and living conditions locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Foundation believes in the worthiness and equality of every person, and supports those who work to end discrimination.

The Foundation supports efforts to maintain the beauty and balance of nature.

The Foundation considers music and the arts to be essential parts of good living and a strong community.

We Endorse the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

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Edgar Villchur
Edgar Villchur - 1917 - 2011


The Villchur Foundation makes regular donations to its list of grantees, and occasionally adds new organizations to that list. To request consideration for a Foundation grant or donation, please send an email with a description of the organization, a link to its website, and a statement that the organization holds a 501(c)3 tax status. If the request is for donation to a particular project, send a detailed description of the project.


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Donate by mail by sending a check made out to “Villchur Foundation” to

Villchur Foundation
PO Box 407
Bearsville, NY 12409

Contact Information


Villchur Foundation
PO Box 407
Bearsville, NY 12409