Rotunda, National Museum of Natural History

Your Gift Truly Makes a Difference

It’s as powerful as the visionary gift by the Smithsonian’s founding benefactor, James Smithson – because your generosity enables the Smithsonian to educate, inspire, and bring people together.

Federal appropriations only provide about 70 cents of every dollar needed:

  • To keep the Smithsonian’s museum doors open to everyone, free of charge
  • To conduct ground-breaking scientific and scholarly research
  • To expose visitors of all ages to new ideas and new worlds

The rest is up to you.

There are so many ways to give to the Smithsonian – from cash donations, to planned gifts, to support from your family foundation or your business.

If you participate in the workplace giving program the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), contributing to the Smithsonian is easy – simply user our CFC number, 10782.

Make a gift to the Smithsonian today. It takes just a few minutes, and helps us bring alive our nation’s history, culture, art and science for people around the world.

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