American Fund for Opera di Santa Croce

Opera di Santa Croce (IT) A Project of O | KBFUS Funds

Opera di Santa Croce, the nonprofit organization charged with the protection, maintenance, and legacy of Santa Croce, has launched the Campaign "In the Name of Michelangelo" to fund the much-needed cleaning and restoration of the tomb of Michelangelo and the Buonarroti Family altarpiece. They are located next to one another on the right side aisle of the church of Santa Croce and mark the final resting place of nearly seventy Buonarroti family members.

It has been nearly twenty years since the tomb was last cleaned, and the altarpiece, in fragile condition, has awaited restoration since the Great Flood of Florence in 1966.

The goal is to raise the financial support to undertake this project: €100,000 ($106,000). We hope to complete the Campaign in time to reveal the restoration on March 6, 2018, Michelangelo's birthday.

We invite you to offer your support at one of the following levels of donations named after extraordinary individuals who constitute the legacy of the Santa Croce Monumental Complex.

Michelangelo Circle $25,000

Galileo Circle $15,000

Giotto Circle $10,000

Brunelleschi Circle $7,500

Vasari Circle $5,000

Circle contributors will be recognized on a plaque adjacent to the tomb and invited to a special event in 2018 marking the completion of the restoration. They will also be eligible for a special private tour anytime they visit Florence.

Smaller donations are also welcome; every contribution counts. All donors will receive ongoing "insider" updates on the progress of the restoration, and will be listed in a special book that will be kept in perpetuity in the Opera's centuries-old archive.

Join us today with your tax-deductible donation, and help us ensure the Buonarroti family legacy within Santa Croce will be returned to pristine condition.

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write "American Fund for Opera di Santa Croce - In the Name of Michelangelo" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.