Since our beginning, we have depended on the generosity of our friends for donations to pursue our mission.  We are proud that, to this day, we operate with virtually no overhead.  All services are volunteered and many expenses are absorbed by our members so that we can truly say that virtually every cent goes directly into the awards we make each year.

The need for funds increases each year so that we can keep the amount of our awards at a figure which will make a meaningful contribution to the contestants’ future plans. That is why we are especially grateful for the generosity of our donors.

The Henry & Maria Holt Memorial Scholarship Fund is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3)  nonprofit charitable organization and all donations are fully deductible for Federal and State income tax purposes.  The Scholarship Fund is honored to receive your contributions.  You will have our sincere gratitude for your expression of trust in our venture and you can be assured that we will continue to look for that spark of talent that will develop and grow into the future artists in the world of opera.

Ways to DONATE


Click on the link and seamlessly donate the amount of your choice.  Donations made through the PayPal Giving Fund are 100% forwarded to Henry & Maria Scholarship Fund


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Holt Memorial Scholarship Fund
231 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Workplace Giving  -- Matching Gifts

One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to the Henry & Maria Holt  Memorial Scholarship Fund is through your employer’s matching gift program. Thousands of companies, including corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations, match their employees’ charitable contributions—sometimes for as much as triple the amount of the initial gift.

Companies have various methods for matching gift request submissions.

Contact your human resources office and review the program guidelines to ensure that the Henry & Maria Holt Memorial Scholarship Fund is eligible to receive matching gifts. Proceed as instructed in your company’s guidelines. If your company does not currently offer matching gifts, you might suggest it consider doing so.