You make the difference.
Since its founding, the Children’s Museum of Memphis has relied on the generosity of individuals and families to provide memorable experiences and achieve excellence in playful learning. Today, philanthropic families make an impact by ensuring the maintenance and renovation of exhibits, providing educational access to those in need in our community, and promoting new initiatives that enhance community learning.
Make a difference through your gift today. The Children’s Museum of Memphis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax ID 62-1326890. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
Ways to Give
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- By Mail
Mail your check (payable to the Children’s Museum of Memphis) to 2525 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.
- By Phone
Call the development department at (901) 458-2678 to donate by phone.
- Use Your Donor Advised Fund
Giving through your donor advised fund is an easy way to support CMOM. To recommend a gift through your donor advised fund, contact your fund’s financial institution directly.
Designate Your Gift
- Play it Forward Annual Fund
Donations to the Play It Forward fund (our annual fund) provides support for CMOM’s exhibits and programs above and beyond membership fees and admission sales. Play it forward now.
Tailor your support to benefit your favorite exhibit! Support ensures exhibits are updated and remain safe, clean, and fun. Additionally, exhibit support brings traveling exhibits like Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention! to CMOM.
Love story time or meeting local artists through CMOM’s Memphis Artist Series? Consider making a gift to the Programming Fund. Programming support ensures a robust calendar of weekly and seasonal programs that enhance the museum experience.
- Strategic Initiatives
As a partner in early education, the Children’s Museum of Memphis has several strategic initiatives to enhance community learning – from integrated literacy activities to collaborative outreach programs with other nonprofits. Contact the development department to learn more.
Honor or memorialize your loved one through a gift to the Children’s Museum of Memphis. In addition to your acknowledgement, your loved one will also receive a notification of your generosity.
Increase Your Impact!
- Ask Your Company to Match Your Donation
Many companies will match qualifying donations made to nonprofit organizations like the Children’s Museum of Memphis. Contact your human resources department to ask about your company’s matching program requirements.
- Donate Appreciated Securities
By making a gift of appreciated securities such as stocks, you may qualify for a tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes. Contact your financial advisor for more information. To make a gift of appreciated securities to CMOM, contact our director of development, Frances Tortorich.
- Join the 2525 Society
Those who give $2,500 annually to the Children’s Museum of Memphis are automatically considered members of the 2525 Society. Beyond fostering a love of learning for the children of Memphis, members enjoy unique benefits. To learn more or join the 2525 Society, contact the development team.
- Give Through Your IRA
- Give Through Your IRA
For those 70 ½ or older, designating the required distributions from your traditional or Roth IRA to the Children’s Museum of Memphis is a unique option to support. Contact your IRA’s administrator to request a Qualified Charitable Distribution to the Children’s Museum of Memphis. Then contact the museum so we can acknowledge your generosity!
- Include CMOM in Your Future Plans
Establish excellence in playful learning for generations to come by including the Children’s Museum of Memphis in your estate plans. Unless otherwise discussed, all estate gifts support the museum’s endowment fund for educational outreach programs. If you have already included the Children’s Museum of Memphis in your plans, please let us know so we can thank you and ensure your gift will be used as you envisioned.
Other Ways to Support CMOM
- Retail Give Back Programs
Give to CMOM without an additional cost to you! CMOM participates in the Kroger Community Rewards Program and the Target Circle Program. To participate, login to your retailer’s account and select the Children’s Museum as your charity of choice.
- TN Specialty License Plate Program
The Specialty License Plate Program was created in the 1980s to provide a dedicated revenue source for arts and culture activities in the state of Tennessee – like those provided at CMOM. Learn more and purchase your plate.
Still not sure how you can best support the museum? Give us a call today at (901) 458-2678 to discuss your options.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN 62-1326890. Donations are deductible to the extent provided by law.