Support the Willa Cather Foundation

The Impact of Your Gift

When you make a financial contribution to the National Willa Cather Center, you become a partner in our many efforts to advance the legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Willa Cather. Our mission-driven programs and projects serve over 70,000 people annually through education, preservation, and the arts—both in Red Cloud and beyond.


Support for Special Projects

Willa Cather Birthplace Fund
Willa Cather Birthplace Fund
New Exhibit for the Farmers & Merchants Bank
New Exhibit for the Farmers & Merchants Bank
Potter-Wright / Hotel Garber
Potter-Wright / Hotel Garber
Education Director, Rachel Olson, speaks to a group of students sitting in front of a display in museum.

Educating All Ages

Your gift supports the operation of a museum, archive, and performing arts center at the National Willa Cather Center; conservation of the 612-acre Willa Cather Memorial Prairie; and organization of educational programs such as conferences and seminars that advance scholarly research dedicated to Cather’s works.

Willa Cather's wallpaper: pink roses, white background, and green and brown foliage

Preserving Historic Sites & Collections

With your support we maintain ten historic properties connected to the life and works of Willa Cather; provide tours of Willa Cather's childhood home and other sites from her life and writing; display and care for a growing museum collection and an archive of correspondence, rare books, and photographs.

A performance on the stage at the Opera House; a man in period clothing stands while three women huddle together, all looking off into the distance.

Access to the Arts

Your gifts enable us to provide quality year-round programming, cultural events, performances, and exhibits at the restored 1885 Red Cloud Opera House, which figured prominently in the life of Willa Cather; publish the Willa Cather Review; and inspire the next generation of artists.