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Maximize Your Impact

The Science Museum has been awarded a $250,000 challenge grant by Rob and Jean
Estes This means your gift to The Green will go even further! Click here to make a gift today.

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 Giving

If you would like to support the Science Museum’s general operating needs, you can make an annual gift by check, credit card, a gift of securities, or through a donor-advised fund or charitable foundation.

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Corporate Partnership

Let us work together to determine how we can fulfill your organizational goals while generating support that helps the Science Museum maximize its impact on the community. Contact Sue Rockwell, [email protected] to learn more.

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.

Rendering of what the Science Museum campus will look like when the green is complete.
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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.

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.

Volunteer Support for the Science Museum Foundation

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council brings the insight and service of an additional group of interested community leaders and staunch supporters with a history of service to the Science Museum. Advisory Council members each have a special interest in the Science Museum, may have at one time served on the Foundation Board of Directors or the Science Museum’s Board of Trustees, or who wish to support the Science Museum in a more formal manner.

Liaison Committee

The Liaison Committee was formed to entertain visiting speakers and cultivate community and corporate support through social functions. In the past, the Liaison Committee has successfully hosted special events, social gatherings and exhibit openings. Today, the committee explores new avenues of involvement with potential growth in their membership and expansion of the committee’s scope and focus related to the Science Museum's mission to inspire all Virginians to enrich their lives through science and support initiatives of the strategic plan.

Make Your Gift Online

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