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Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation appreciates donations of all kinds. Whether art supplies, auction or raffle items, or financial, real estate and other gifts bequeathed through planned giving, your donation to MKAF helps us continue our mission of promoting the cultural arts in Okaloosa and Walton counties.



Thank you to all our donors who contributed to the recent storm damage to the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village.  Although we have restored the Dugas Pavilion and the Village Green, we continue to have a shortfall in the campaign to fund the restoration of the property.  Marcia Hull, CEO stated "MKAF may be the owner/operator of the facility, but it was Mattie's wish that this property and venue belong to the community and its residents."


The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village sustained over $100,000 in property damages in the aftermath of the February 7th storm. MKAF has launched a community-wide fundraising campaign to help raise the necessary funding to repair and restore the integrity of the property. In order for rebuilding to begin immediately without major financial harm to the Foundation's community outreach initiatives, we need your help.


Donate now via phone 850.650.2226, PayPal, or check. 
Make checks payable to MKAF and send to 4323 Commons Drive West, Destin, FL 32541.

Storm Damage

Have you Considered Planned Giving?

Planned giving is the most thoughtful way to support the local arts community, and we can tailor your gift to provide a special legacy for you and your family. Please contact our Executive Director, Marcia Hull, to discuss the many options. Here are a few ways you can leave a legacy:


A bequest through a will or a trust allows you to make a substantial gift to MKAF without taking any current assets from you, the donor. The gift is tax deductible for Federal estate tax purposes and can greatly reduce or eliminate your Federal estate tax requirements.

Charitable Remainder Trust

This gift benefits the donor now, so it provides income to the donor or named beneficiaries during their lifetime. After death, the trust assets are transferred to MKAF.

Charitable Gift Annuity

This gift provides a simple contractual agreement between the donor and MKAF. The annuity provides a fixed payment each year for the life of the beneficiary. The annuity offers quite a few tax benefits for the donor.

Retirement Plans and IRA Designations

Considering this option can greatly reduce income and estate taxes for your heirs. Tax burdens can be as high as 70% of the total fund. By naming MKAF as one of the beneficiaries, you can help reduce the tax burden on your heirs.

Matching Gifts

Some employers offer a matching gift program. By asking, you may be able to double your gift to MKAF.

Endowment Gifts

MKAF accepts gifts to permanently endow programs and grant opportunities.

Honorary Gifts

As the Cultural Arts Village continues to evolve, there will be a variety of naming opportunities throughout the campus.

General Giving (Unallocated)

Education Gift

Capital Improvements

To learn more, contact Executive Director Marcia Hull at 850.650.2226.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable arts organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.