Hollywood Cemetery is considered a national treasure for many reasons. It is the final resting place of two U.S. presidents, six Virginia governors, two Supreme Court justices, and thousands of other prominent men and women who have greatly influenced Virginia history. In addition, its 135 acres of stately trees, rolling hills, and views of the James River provide a tranquil escape for visitors from all over the world.

However, like most pieces of history, Hollywood Cemetery needs lots of support in order to be preserved. The long-term care of the cemetery relies largely on the generosity of donors like yourself. These tax-deductible donations are essential to the preservation of this historic outdoor museum.

Hollywood is eligible to accept individual donations, as well as gifts from company-matching gift programs. When you donate to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery, your tax-deductible donation will go towards preservation and restoration projects in the cemetery, as well as several education programs. Help us ensure the beauty, stories, and services of Hollywood Cemetery will continue to be enjoyed by the generations to come.

Time has taken its toll on many of the historic monuments, decorative ironwork, and natural landscape at Hollywood Cemetery. Descendants of many families are no longer around to care for their family monuments. Preserving these works of art is paramount to the history of Richmond.

The stories of Hollywood are what make the cemetery such a special place. Through extensive genealogy research and preservation, Friends of Hollywood are making strides to build out our database with the burial records of each resident of Hollywood Cemetery.

As a National Historic Place, Hollywood believes it is important to make its rich history available to visitors both near and far. Through the use of virtual tours and digital storytelling platforms, Hollywood is undertaking a huge digitization endeavor so people all around the world can experience the beauty of Hollywood Cemetery.

Click the Donate button to make a donation to Hollywood Cemetery today! You may also send your contribution to:

Friends of Hollywood Cemetery
412 South Cherry Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

Thank you for your care and support!

2017 Contributors to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

We are grateful to the following donors for their generous support of Friends in 2017.  You have enabled us to raise awareness of Hollywood and to continue vital monument and fence restoration.  Thank you for helping us to preserve Hollywood Cemetery for generations to come.

- Edward M. Farley, IV
Chair, Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

Corporations, Foundations and Organizations

  • Altria Matching Gifts Program
  • Anne Carter and Walter R. Robins, Jr. Foundation
  • Anne W. Taylor Trust
  • Bank of America Matching Gifts Program
  • Carneal Drew Foundation
  • Carol S. Mraz Foundation
  • Colon Club of Richmond
  • Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
  • Dominion Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • Estes Foundation
  • First Travelers of First Baptist Church
  • Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • Hamilton Family Foundation
  • Herndon Foundation
  • Hollywood Cemetery Company
  • IBM Corporation Matching Gifts Program
  • Marietta M. & Samuel T. Morgan, Jr. Trust
  • Mary Morton Parsons Foundation
  • Peachtree House Foundation
  • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation
  • Spider Management Co., LLC
  • Stanley and Dorothy Pauley Charitable Trust
  • Sue W. Massie Charitable Trust
  • Susan and S. Buford Scott Endowment
  • The Heritage Rose Foundation
  • The Rock Foundation
  • The Ruth W. McDonough Trust
  • Thomas F. Jeffress Memorial, Inc.
  • Tredegar Corporation Matching Gifts Program
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Great Great Great Granddaughters Club
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Great Great Granddaughters Club
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Great Granddaughters Club
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, The Virginia Division
  • Valentine Richmond History Center
  • Van Yahres Tree Company
  • Varina High School
  • Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Foundation
  • Wiley H. & James C. Wheat, Jr. Foundation
  • Windsor Foundation Trust