Support Education

Reaching every classroom and community
A museum educator engages students outside the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Education has always been at the core of the Smithsonian’s mission, and today, our work is more urgent than ever. 

As one of the nation’s most trusted resources for learning, the Smithsonian Institution is at the forefront of opening pathways to knowledge for anyone, anywhere.  

While public funds ensure free access to our museums, we primarily rely upon philanthropic support from individuals to fund our education programs and learning resources.   

Your tax-deductible gift of any size will make a profound difference in our ability to reach every classroom and community, especially those that need it most. 

Mail Your Gift 

Checks may be sent to the Bank of America fulfillment center at:  

Smithsonian Institution 
Office of the Under Secretary for Education 
PO Box 418320 
Boston, MA 02241-8320 

Please be sure to indicate "OUSE" in the memo line of your check.  

For information about giving, including wire transfers, please contact: 

Mark Mills 

A group of educators are smiling as they handle fossils and other natural history specimens on a table.

Endowment Opportunities

With a gift of $50,000 or more, you can establish the ultimate legacy—a named endowment to provide funding for education programs and positions in perpetuity. Endowed opportunities are available for education departments and disciplines across the Smithsonian.