Donate to the Smithsonian Institution Archives
*SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Get a Great Gift AND Support the Archives!*
Through December 31st or until our limited stock runs out, donate $50 or more to the Smithsonian Institution Archives and we will send you "At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian." This beautifully illustrated, out-of-print publication contains nearly 200 reproductions and provides an overview of the Smithsonian's more than 13 million breathtaking images spanning 150+ years of taking and collecting photographs.
*The amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money contributed over the $29.95 retail value of the book. To opt-out of the book offer to make your contribution fully deductible, simply enter “no book” in the company field and well exclude your donation form this offer.
Make A Donation
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We invite you to help the Smithsonian Institution Archives continue to grow in its mission and purpose to capture, preserve, and make available to the public the history of this extraordinary Institution. Your support will allow us continue our work in preserving the treasures of the Archives and the stories of the Smithsonian’s seriously amazing contributions to history and science, technology, art, and culture. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of American history, of scientific exploration, and of international cultural understanding.
To learn more about giving to the Smithsonian Institution Archives, contact*:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
*Please note: For inquiries regarding donation of artifacts (objects) or archival materials (photos, documents, etc.), please visit our guidelines.
How to Give
Cash gifts entitle the donor to a charitable tax deduction of up to 50% of the donor’s adjusted gross income. Gifts of cash are easy to make either online with a credit card, with a check by mail, or via electronic funds transfer (EFT). If you are planning a donation via EFT or wire transfer, please let us know of your intent and we will send you the necessary banking information. If you plan on sending your donation by mail, please fill out and enclose this form.
A gift of securities owned more than one year can often be the most attractive and financially beneficial way to support the Archives. A charitable tax deduction can be taken for up to 30% of the donor’s adjusted gross income, using the fair market value of the stock on the gift date. If you are planning a donation of securities please let us know prior to making the gift.
Other assets may be given to the Archives as well. Assets to consider include artifacts, real estate, mutual funds, and closely held stock. Personal property can be given outright, bequeathed, or used to fund a planned gift. Please contact us directly about personal property gifts.
In Kind Support
Examples of in-kind support are donated equipment, goods & services. If you have any questions about donating to the Archives, please contact us.