WIVLA's mission is to provide an inspiring forum for women to explore and advance their creative development, to promote their work in the marketplace, and to infuse the community with their spirit of cooperation and invention.

Women in the Visual and Literary Arts (WiVLA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that nurtures visual artists, writers and other creatives in an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual respect. Members receive financial support through the ECO Fund award, and WiVLA gives a literary and a visual art award to two local high school seniors through the Gold Key Scholarship Fund through the Harris County Department of Education. Additional charitable activities are created as the need arises.

Your support of WiVLA is greatly appreciated. There are several ways to contribute to your favorite fund (ECO Fund, Gold Key Scholarship Fund) or to offset WiVLA's general operating expenses:

  • By check made payable to WiVLA at P.O. Box 130406, Houston, TX 77219-0406
  • Online through PayPal (below)
  • Through your employer's Matching Gift program. Please review employee guidelines at your or your spouse's place of employment. Check here to see if your employer offers a matching program.
  • Consider WiVLA in your legacy giving

To make an online donation, please enter the amount of your choice below:

You receive no gifts or services for your donation, and it is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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"Art is fundamental, unique to each of us… Even in difficult economic times -
especially in difficult economic times - the arts are essential."
Maria Shriver

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