Even More Ways to Give

Even More Ways to Give

The Smithsonian offers many ways for you to show your support. Explore below and find out which one is best for you.

Please call 202-633-4300, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except Federal holidays).

You will be asked to supply all information requested on the donation form.

Please print the donation form, fill it out and send it to the contribution processing center:

Friends of the Smithsonian
Contribution Receipt Center 
PO Box 98096
Washington, DC 20090-8096

More than 17,000 companies nationwide participate in the Smithsonian's Employer Matching Gift Program, doubling or even tripling the impact of gifts made to the Smithsonian by their employees. Does yours?

Whether currently employed or retired, your employer may amplify your individual support while your employer can benefit through unrestricted tax-deductible contributions.

Use the search box below to find your employer’s relevant forms and set up your matching gift.

The Smithsonian welcomes your gifts through Donor Advised Funds (DAF) or Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA).

The Smithsonian is able to reach people everywhere thanks to generous support from people like you. Every gift provides critical support that powers every Smithsonian museum, research institution and cultural center. Thank you.

Please use the link below to select your Donor Advised Fund and begin the process of recommending a gift to the Smithsonian. Please make sure your name and membership number are located on the check or supporting documentation.

IRS rules limit the use of IRA qualified charitable distributions and DAF distributions for memberships providing benefits and event tickets. We encourage you to speak with your tax advisor regarding any questions you have about your DAF.

Qualifying donors can make direct transfers to the Smithsonian from an IRA without incurring income tax. Up-to-date information regarding IRA contributions is available on the IRS website and from your IRA provider.

IRS rules limit the use of IRA qualified charitable distributions and DAF distributions for memberships providing benefits and event tickets. We encourage you to speak with your tax advisor regarding any questions you have about your IRA.

Giving a gift in honor or memorial of someone is a wonderful way to pay tribute to their life.

Know someone who loves learning new things and celebrating knowledge as much as you do? Give them the membership that unlocks a world of knowledge and discovery.

Gifts of appreciated publicly traded securities that you have held for longer than 12 months allow you to claim a charitable deduction for the full market value of the securities on the date the gift is made while avoiding tax on the capital gain.

Please contact Sarah Coco, Gift Registrar by phone 202-633-5019 or email (cocos@si.edu) for securities gift instructions.