More Ways to Give
Looking for unique ways to give? Seeking more control over how your gifts are used? MSI offers creative and flexible giving options designed to better meet your needs.
Ways to Give
Gifts of Securities
If you make a mutual fund or stocks gift, instead of cash, you will likely enjoy greater tax savings: your cost to make a gift will be lower and the impact of your charitable dollars will be higher.
You can help MSI reduce its expenses and be a better steward of gifts by donating goods or services. Examples include artifacts for our exhibits, food and beverages for events, supplies for educational programming; the list goes on and on.
Bring science to life for our guests by serving as a Museum volunteer.
Many companies will match employee gifts. While the ratio may vary, it’s usually a 1:1 match—that’s double the money! Check our list to see if your company makes matching gifts to MSI.
Shop on Amazon and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a portion of the purchase price from your purchases to MSI. Make sure to select the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago as your charity and shop using this link: smile.amazon.com.
Where to Give
You can restrict how your gift is used by selecting specific funding opportunities.
Growing in scope, importance and impact, MSI’s Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE) is nationally recognized for innovative programming that empowers teachers, engages the community and excites students.
The endowment is MSI's capital fund. A healthy endowment decreases our dependence on annual fundraising, increases available funds, supports capital improvement and provides greater financial stability and growth.
Our building is our largest artifact. Constructed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, MSI is housed in the last remaining building from the fair. Keeping our historic home in tip-top shape takes a lot of work—and you can help.
- For more information, please contact the Individual Giving team at (773) 947-6146 or giving(at)msichicago.org.
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MSI is the number one field trip destination for Chicago area students—we welcome more than 340,000 students every year—and ALL Illinois school groups visit for FREE.
about the museum
The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.