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Museum, Center, and Program Donations

Choose a Smithsonian museum, research center, or program below to support your favorite part of the world’s most comprehensive museum and research institution.

Museums

The Anacostia Community Museum challenges perceptions, broadens perspectives, and generates new knowledge about urban communities by collecting, preserving, and interpreting their history.

Gift Mailing Address:
1901 Fort Place SE, MRC 777
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-4834
anacostia.si.edu

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum educates, inspires, and empowers people through design.

Gift Mailing Address:
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128-0669
Tel: (212) 849-8400
cooperhewitt.org

Outstanding Asian art collections as well as great scholars and conservators to interpret and preserve them.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 707, PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-0449
asia.si.edu

A leading voice for contemporary art and culture, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 358, P.O. Box 37012
Washington , DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-2838
hirshhorn.si.edu

The National Air and Space Museum commemorates the history of aviation and spaceflight and educates and inspires the next generation of aerospace pioneers.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 522, P.O. Box 37012
Washington , DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-2600
NASMMembership@si.edu
airandspace.si.edu

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to documenting and celebrating the story of African American history and culture and how it helped shape this nation.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 509, PO Box 37012
Washington , DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-4751
nmaahc.si.edu

The National Museum of African Art is the leading museum dedicated solely to the impressive breadth and scope of the arts of the continent that is the cradle of humanity.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 708, PO Box 37012
Washington , DC 20013
Tel: (202) 633-4607
africa.si.edu

At the National Museum of American History we empower our visitors to create a more just and compassionate future by exploring, preserving, and sharing the complexity of our past.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 619, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-4241
americanhistory.si.edu

At the National Museum of Natural History, our groundbreaking scientific discoveries drive innovative exhibitions that unlock the wonder of nature and inspire curiosity about the natural world.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 135, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-0813
naturalhistory.si.edu

The National Museum of the American Indian advances knowledge and understanding of Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere through partnerships with Native peoples and others.

Gift Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 23473
Washington, DC 20026-3473
Tel: (202) 633-6984
americanindian.si.edu

The only museum of its kind in the nation, the National Portrait Gallery honors America’s history through the lives of its citizens. We connect people and their stories.

Gift Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 973
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-2801
NPGAdvancement@si.edu
npg.si.edu

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is filled with treasures that teach and inspire millions of visitors 364 days a year, free of charge. While Federal support is essential to the basic operations of the Museum, only private funds can provide the dependable, creative, and flexible support needed for the Museum to thrive. Your support enables us to build compelling exhibitions, create engaging educational and public programs, achieve the highest standards in conservation, conduct research activities, and maintain a tradition of excellence.

Gift Mailing Address:
PO Box 418320
Boston, MA 02241-8320
Tel: (202) 633 7900
npmgiving@si.edu

postalmuseum.si.edu

 

The National Zoo and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute save species by connecting people with animals, conducting path breaking research, and training future conservationists.

Gift Mailing Address:
3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 633-4443
nationalzoo.si.edu

The Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the vision and creativity of Americans with artworks in all media spanning more than three centuries.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 970, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-8402
americanart.si.edu

Research Centers

The most important institution documenting the history of art in America, the Archives of American Art safeguards a vast archive of personal papers and oral histories from artists and important individuals in the visual arts.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 937, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013
Tel: 202-633-0558
aaa.si.edu

ForestGEO is a worldwide network of forests and researchers dedicated to understanding how forests function and respond to global change.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 705
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-0666
forestgeo@si.edu
forestgeo.si.edu

MarineGEO, the first and only global network of marine ecological observatories in the coastal zone, is dedicated to a greater understanding of ocean life in the coastal zone.

Gift Mailing Address:
1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Room T234, MRC 009
Washington, DC 20560-7012
Tel: (202) 633-5074
marinegeo.si.edu

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory answers some of humankind’s most enduring questions through a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, and earth and space sciences.

Gift Mailing Address:
60 Garden Street, MS 28
Cambridge, MA 02138-1516
Tel: (617) 495-7410
cfa.harvard.edu/sao

A world leader in coastal ecosystem research, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center informs real-world decisions on policies and business practices for a sustainable planet.

Gift Mailing Address:
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater , MD 21037
Tel: (443) 482-2200
serc.si.edu

The Smithsonian Institution Archives captures, preserves, and makes publicly available the history of this extraordinary Institution and its contributions to the world.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 507, P.O. Box 37012
Washington , DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-7454
siarchives.si.edu

The expert staff and extensive collections of the Smithsonian Libraries are a crucial resource for research and education communities at the Smithsonian, in the United States, and around the world.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 154, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-2241
librarygiving@si.edu
library.si.edu

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama is dedicated to understanding biological diversity. Begun in 1923, it has become one of the leading research institutions of the world.

Gift Mailing Address:
PO Box 418320
Boston, MA 02241-8320
Tel: (202) 680-4515
stri.si.edu

Programs

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage promotes the understanding and continuity of diverse, contemporary grassroots cultures in the U.S. and around the world through programs like the Folklife Festival and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 520, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-6455
folklife.si.edu

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center amplifies the voices of Asian Pacific Americans online and throughout the United States.

Gift Mailing Address:
CAPITAL GALLERY, SUITE 7065
MRC 516, PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013
Tel: (202) 633-2697
smithsonianapa.org

The Smithsonian Digitization Program puts our collections and specimens online, providing new tools to solve humankind's most pressing problems.

Gift Mailing Address:
600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 4000
Washington, DC 20024
Tel: (202) 633-2454
dpo.si.edu

Smithsonian Fellowships and Internships offer opportunities for learning and research to a diversity of bright young scholars from across the country and around the globe.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 902, 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW #7102
Washington , DC 20013
Tel: (202) 633-7070
smithsonianofi.com

Smithsonian Gardens enriches the Smithsonian experience through exceptional gardens, horticultural exhibits, collections, and education.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 506, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-2220
gardens.si.edu

SITES is the institution’s proud ambassador. Our traveling and virtual exhibitions bring discovery to people across America and beyond, stimulating local and national conversations on a wide range of topics.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 941, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-3182
sites.si.edu

The Smithsonian Latino Center ensures Latino contributions to society are highlighted, understood, and advanced through public programs, research, collections, and educational opportunities.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 512, P.O. Box 37012
Washington , DC 20013-7012
Tel: (202) 633-0978
latino.si.edu

As the only formal education unit of the Smithsonian, the Smithsonian Science Education Center works to transform the teaching and learning of science for K-12 students throughout the United States and the world.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 952, 901 D Street, SW, Suite 704-B
Washington, DC 20024
Tel: (202) 633-2972
ssec.si.edu

The Smithsonian Associates offer unparalleled access to the Smithsonian's world of knowledge through innovative, engaging programming that promotes learning, enrichment, and creativity for people of all ages.

Gift Mailing Address:
MRC 701 P.O. Box 23293
Washington, DC 20026-3202
Tel: 202.633.3030
smithsonianassociates.org