Heritage Hand-Painted Ice Box in Downtown La Rue, Ohio || Photo: Jess Lamar Reece Holler, for Marion Voices Folklife + Oral History | November 2020 || (c) Marion Voices 2017-2022

Marion Voices, at present, is 100% project grant-funded. While that means we’re fortunate to have funds to carry out specific projects in our community, it also means that every penny we have access to is earmarked for specific project work … and that none of the critical, behind-the-scenes work required to grow & sustain our organization across our projects (from grant-writing to bookkeeping to fieldwork equipment to emergent COVID-19 mitigation supplies) is funded. Uh-Oh. Not ideal.

Building a robust general operating funds is critical to the long-term sustainability & growth of Marion Voices … & we invite you to make a contribution to help build capacity for this necessary work! Having general operating funds will help Marion Voices more nimbly & urgently respond to emergent community & organizational need: from furnishing narrator stipends for unexpected oral history opportunities to building a community oral history equipment library to purchasing additional portable HEPA filters for our school residency to getting a much-needed Adobe CreativeCloud subscription for our growing graphic design needs!

Marion Voices is proud to offer multiple easy ways to support our ongoing work! You can make a one-time donation thru the PayPal Giving Fund — where Marion Voices is a verified, registered charity — or you can donate securely via debit card, credit card, or PayPal, either directly on our site, or via our trusted merchant platform partners, Stripe or PayPal. Alternatively, we invite you to give a recurring monthly donation to sustain Marion Voices‘ work through our new Patreon Site — which offers exclusive access to Marion Voices media content, & a variety of exciting, folklife-centered rewards! Seven tiers of giving are available to match your budget & desired level of contribution! Thank you for helping make our work possible!


Make a recurring monthly contribution by joining our Patreon! Patreon is a unique platform supporting artists, makers, creatives, & innovative community non-profits through recurring monthly donations. Gain access to exclusive Marion Voices bi-monthly posts, archival media content, & Patreon-exclusive rewards — from soundscape recordings to merch to a custom folklife & heritage tour of Marion County’s dairy bars! — by signing up as a monthly donor! Patreon is one of the best ways to support Marion Voices in a way we can rely on, month after month! Plus, it’s super fun!

Donate thru the PayPal Giving Fund! 100% of PayPal GivingFund donations go to Marion Voices, with no fees assessed! PayPal will automatically issue a certificate of your donation for tax purposes. Note that these donations may take up to 45 days to be usable by Marion Voices.

Donate thru Credit/Debit Card (Stripe) or PayPalnote: Marion Voices will be responsible for paying a small fee per transaction (2.9% + 0.30 USD for Stripe; 1.9% + 0.49 USD for Paypal; plus an additional 2% gateway processing fee) for these transactions! Marion Voices is happy to provide receipt of your charitable donation for tax purposes upon request. These donations ordinarily reach our account within 48 hours; so this option may be best for supporting urgent/emergency needs! Donate directly via the secure form below!