The Civita Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose support from individuals and professional organizations results in membership in the Civita Institute. Benefits of membership vary with the level of membership donation, and donations are tax exempt to the extent allowable by law. Memberships are valid for one year though stay-benefits currently extend for three years from the date of donation. Memberships at the Benefactor level of $500 and above enable participation in the Friends of Civita Institute (see below).

Basic Membership Levels
Student Membership: $35
Basic Membership: $75
Family Membership: $150
Supporter: $250 

Membership Benefits

Use of the Civita Institute facilities in Civita di Bagnoregio including the Zarina-Heywood Library with the significant Civita Collection, the courtyard, the vegetable garden, and the terrace overlooking the incredible EU-protected valley (not available for commercial use).

Member-Stays begin at donations of $250. They enable residence while attending an educational program and participation in Fellowships or Residencies. For specific questions and availability, contact (Not available for commercial use).
Use of the research materials in the Zarina-Heywood Library, subject to prior notification.
Eligibility to apply for Civita Institute Fellowships (without additional fee)
The satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting an educational nonprofit in the heart of historic Italy and are helping to preserve its way of life and impact on current and future generations of Italians and Americans.

Thank you for your support!

Friends of Civita Institute

You are cordially invited to join Friends of Civita Institute! Enjoy Member-Stays at our facilities, your home-away-from-home in Civita di Bagnoregio, and enrich your circle of Italophile friends by sharing your support in the mission of the Civita Institute with like-minded architects, artists, design professionals, writers, and the other interesting people in Friends of Civita Institute.

Friends of Civita Institute Membership Levels
Benefactor: $500
Patron: $1000
Major Donor: $2000
Legacy Donor: $5000+

Coordinated by the Board’s President, Friends of Civita Institute will be invited to meet with the Board, offer advice about fundraising, and discuss opportunities to financially strengthen the Civita Institute.

Friends will also be consulted by the President throughout the year for advice or assistance in development of an annual plan of fundraising activities for the Board’s approval and enactment. Fundraising activities may include solicitation of donations, fundraising events, capital campaigns, an endowment foundation, research about investments, or proposals for attracting new members.

Friends of Civita Institute may be individuals or businesses. Membership in Friends starts on the date of a donation of $500 or more at any time in 2018 and is active for one year.  Friends receive membership benefits in effect at the time and at the level of their donation. Member-Stay benefits extend for a period of three years.  Contact for specific questions. The Board reserves the right to change the minimum donation at any time.