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Other Ways to Give


When considering a gift to the Museum, we ask that you closely examine the array of possibilities to ensure that your contribution will not only benefit the institution but will also guarantee that your philanthropic endeavors are achieved. 

Annual Fund

The easiest way to make a gift is through the Annual Fund. Your tax-deductible contribution of any amount will provide income essential to the general operation of the Museum and help us deal with unexpected needs that can arise during the year.  

Workplace Giving

By supporting the National Building Museum through your workplace’s United Way or Combined Federal Campaign drive, you are helping to fund creative education programs in architecture, engineering and the building arts that are enjoyed by thousands of young people in the Washington, D.C. area each year. And, depending on the amount of your total pledge for the year, Museum membership benefits may be available to you.


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Memorial and Honor Gifts

Your contribution in memory or in honor of someone special will help the National Building Museum fulfill our mission while providing an appropriate tribute to the individual you choose to recognize.  


Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are an excellent opportunity to double the impact of your giving to the National Building Museum. Please check with your Human Resources office to see if your company participates in an employee matching gifts program.


Individual Sponsorships

While the Museum enjoys strong partnerships with a variety of institutions, individual support is just as important to us and the opportunities are endless. You can make a significant difference to the Museum by establishing an endowment to support a curatorial or other staff position, or a fellowship or research fund. Many individuals have supported the Museum’s collections, publications, exhibitions and education programs. The Museum is currently seeking funding for the following programs:


Architectural Toy Collection
Bridge Basics Curriculum Kit
Design Apprenticeship Program (DAP)
Investigating Where We Live
Building Zone
Family Tool Kits
Discover Engineering Family Day
Big Build 


The National Building Museum is a nonprofit organization certified 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax-deductible to the maximum allowable extent of the law. The Museum's tax identification number is 52-1050999. To obtain a copy of the organization's most recent audited financial statement or other financial information, please contact: The Development Department, National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, or call 202.272.2448, ext. 3206.

In appreciation of your gift, benefits can include name recognition, membership benefits, invitations to special events, and more. For additional information on any of these opportunities, please contact the Membership Department at 202.272.2448, ext. 3200 or membership@nbm.org.