Donor FAQs

How can I donate?

Your donations however small (or large), make the Birdfoot Festival possible! It’s easy to donate using a credit card online (Click HERE ) or you can mail a check to:

Birdfoot Festival
6055 General Meyer Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70131

What donor benefits are there?

Click HERE and scroll down to see the great perks that accompany the enormous amount of good karma and joy you’ll accumulate by supporting Birdfoot’s dynamic programming.

Can I increase my impact by donating to Birdfoot automatically on a recurring basis?

Yes! In addition to one-time donations, Birdfoot’s donation system supports automatic monthly, quarterly, and annually recurring donations. Click here  to choose the donation schedule that fits you best.

Are my donations tax-deductible?

Yes, Birdfoot is a nonprofit organization so your donations are fully tax-deductible (minus the value of any donor benefits) to the full extent of the law. Birdfoot’s Federal Tax ID number is 27-5011337.

Can I donate anonymously?

Yes. Just tell us when you submit your gift.

How do I find out if my employer has a charitable gift matching policy?

Most companies handle this through their human resources department.

I’d like to host or sponsor a special event for the Birdfoot Festival. How can I do that?

Contact the Birdfoot Festival office for more information at 504-451-6578 or at

I’d like to make a donation in honor of someone. How do I do that?

When you make your donation, type the person’s name that you’d like to honor in the gift acknowledgement box.

Do you have a Donor and/or newsletter subscriber Privacy Policy?

Yes. Click HERE for more info.

Can I donate stock directly to the Birdfoot Festival?

Yes! You are able to directly donate both stock and funds from your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs to the Birdfoot Festival and, in the process,  may be able to significantly reduce your income tax liability. For more information, click here or contact Tracey Sherry, Birdfoot’s Executive Director at or 504-451-6578.

What if I’m interested in including the Birdfoot Festival in my will?

To learn more about planned and estate giving, please contact Birdfoot’s Executive Director, Tracey Sherry, at 504-451-6578 or

How can I support Birdfoot at a higher level?

Many Birdfoot donors choose to support the festival at a higher level by becoming an Artist sponsor. If you’ve ever wanted to get to know a real, live chamber musician, this is your lucky chance!

What are the advantages of sponsoring or underwriting one of Birdfoot’s International-caliber Concerts or Programs?

Businesses and organizations can align their brand with Birdfoot’s internationally-recognized programs by sponsoring or underwriting a concert, program, or the entire Festival. When you align your business or organization with the Birdfoot Festival as a Community Partner, you demonstrate your support for world-caliber live musical performance and music education.

Partnering with the Birdfoot Festival also makes sense strategically. Birdfoot has an engaged and diverse following of highly influential, well-educated, and upwardly mobile people. Because we are constantly fostering an ongoing dialogue with our audiences through our newsletters and social media, we have a unique accessibility to our audiences. More than 50% of Birdfoot’s audiences are under the age of 40.

We offer pre-packaged sponsorship options or, are happy to customize a package that specifically meets your individual, company’s, or organization’s needs. For more information on sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, packages and pricing, please contact Tracey Sherry, Birdfoot’s Executive Director at or 504-451-6578.

How do I advertise in the Festival Program?

It’s easy to let the community know how much your business values the arts in New Orleans. Isn’t that why we live here? Birdfoot offers multiple advertising platforms including in the festival’s concert and event programs, on our website, and in our monthly email newsletters. Contact Tracey Sherry, Birdfoot’s Executive Director at or 504-451-6578 for details.

How do I volunteer for the Birdfoot Festival?

Volunteer assistance is always invaluable to the festival! You can become a part of the Birdfoot Krewe either during the festival or year-round. Sign up here!

How can I let my friends know about Birdfoot?

Tell them about Birdfoot and bring them to festival events! Great live music is about community. The more the merrier!