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Maximize Your Impact

The Science Museum of Virginia has been awarded a $500,000 challenge grant by the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. This means your gift to The Green will go further! Click here to learn more.

Invest In Inspiration

The Science Museum of Virginia plays a unique role in our community—providing a lens through which to view the world around us, a safe and welcoming place for exploration and inquiry, for problem solving, for experimenting with new tools and ideas. Your charitable gift not only ensures the Science Museum is here for all to enjoy, but it also fuels the important behind-the-scenes work necessary to set the stage for discovery, spark interest, and facilitate learning through the most dynamic technology, learning platforms, and educational approaches recognized today. 

The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID #23-7185836) established to support the education mission of the Science Museum of Virginia.  

The Foundation’s financial records are available online through Guidestar or learn about major Science Museum milestones in our Annual Report.

Ways to Give

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Annual Fund

If you would like to support the Museum's general operating needs you can make a gift to the Annual Fund through check, credit card, a gift of securities, or through a donor advised fund or charitable foundation.

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Corporate Partner

Corporate social responsibility has never been so important to consumers or to the next generation of top talent. Discover ways your organization's brand can align with a beloved Richmond institution.

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The Museum offers sponsors the flexibility to build a unique benefits package based on company needs and values. Benefits can offer sponsors brand visibility as well as opportunities for team building or special events.

Support The Green

Join us as we transform our Broad Street-facing campus into a sustainable, 6-acre greenspace. Incorporating native plants and trees, The Green will support the environmental health of our city while providing an urban oasis where everyone can enjoy time spent in nature.

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Endowment Gifts

Outright and planned gifts to the Endowment ensure that the Museum’s needs are met in perpetuity.  Endowed funds support the Museum’s general operating needs as well as enduring programs, purposes, and professional positions aligned with donor interests.

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Planned Giving

Donors wishing to remember the Science Museum of Virginia in their financial or estate plans are recognized as members of the John Russell Pope Society.  Planned gifts support the Museum in perpetuity by contributing to the Endowment.

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Special Events

Proceeds from the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation’s annual fundraising events help support the Museum in its mission to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science. Find out more information on ticketing and sponsorship.

Donate by Mail or Phone

Science Museum of Virginia Foundation

PO Box 11624

Richmond, VA 23230

804.864.1540 or 804.864.1547

Donate by Stock

If you would like to donate shares of stock please contact the Foundation office at 804.864.1547.

Make Your Gift Online

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