Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

Friends of Hollywood Cemetery is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2007 in order to meet the cemetery's growing need for private philanthropy. Friends' primary goal is the restoration and conservation of monuments, sculptures, and ironwork within the cemetery. They handle development programs for the cemetery, community outreach efforts and cemetery events, including tours, picnics and guest speakers.

With the aid of conservation consultants, Friends of Hollywood has identified and ranked monuments and ornamentation most in need of repair and enhancement. The cemetery's current income and endowment, however, is not enough to cover all the care and conservation needed to preserve this historic site.

Hollywood depends on the generous support of donors in order to ensure the long-term care of the cemetery. These donations are essential to the preservation of this historic cemetery for future generations.


You can support the long-term care of Hollywood Cemetery through a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery that will go towards preservation and restoration projects, as well as educational programs. 

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Planned Giving

By joining The Legacy Society of Friends of Hollywood Cemetery, you can ensure the future of Hollywood for generations to come. Your estate gift will be set aside for days when Hollywood is no longer a working cemetery, but still frequently visited. 

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2022 Contributors to Friends of Hollywood Cemetery

We are indeed grateful to the following donors for their generous support of Friends through November 4, 2022. 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

  • Elisabeth Reed Carter Charitable Lead Trust
  • The Mary Louise Chrisman Family Trust
  • Cross Timbers Roofing
  • Carneal Drew Foundation
  • Forest Productions
  • Gray Holdings, LLC
  • Guggenheim Partners, LLC
  • Guilford Foundation
  • Hamilton Family Foundation
  • Herndon Foundation
  • Emily S. and Coleman A. Hunter Trust
  • Sue W. Massie Charitable Trust
  • Mraz Charitable Trust DTD
  • Mutual Assurance Society of VA
  • Peachtree House Foundation
  • Anne Carter and Walter R. Robins, Jr. Foundation
  • Anne W. Taylor Trust
  • Valentine Richmond History Center