Show Your Support
Federal appropriations cover only two-thirds of every dollar needed to maintain the Smithsonian as a beacon of learning and a leader in ground-breaking research. Your generous gift, above and beyond your Smithson Society membership, helps close the financial gap between the Smithsonian’s needs and what the government provides. In fact, since the shortfall is widening, your thoughtful donation is more important than ever to keep the Smithsonian museums’ doors open for free to all, and to avoid possible cutbacks in student educational programs, planned exhibitions, and other vital programs.
Please consider enhancing or personalizing your philanthropy through:
- Your employer’s matching gift program
- A gift to memorialize or honor someone special to you
- A gift of securities to the Smithsonian
Help sustain the irreplaceable role the Smithsonian plays in the nation’s civic, cultural, and scientific life by making a gift today.