Become part of the movement that is transforming the way people understand our nation's history, culture, and values by supporting the National Museum of African American History and Culture today.


Become a Member
Support NMAAHC each year, plus receive special Member benefits.

Renew Your Membership
Continue your annual support of the NMAAHC.

Give a Gift Membership
Celebrate someone special with a unique present.

Give Monthly
Join our convenient North Star Society sustainer program.

Join the Harriet Tubman Legacy Society
Enjoy a lifelong relationship with the Museum.


Donate Online
Ensure the Museum continues to move forward.

Give a Gift in Memory / in Honor of a Loved One
Honor a loved one with meaning and impact.

Donate by Mail
Download and print a mail-in form to join, renew, give the gift of Membership, or donate.

Matching Gifts
Double or triple Your Impact.

Donate Collections
Share your history through objects and artifacts.

The Smithsonian is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

While the Museum receives federal funding to maintain our building, we depend on the generosity of individuals like you, organizations, foundations, and corporations to mount our thought-provoking exhibitions . . . expand our unmatched collection of African American artifacts and artworks . . . present eye-opening educational and cultural events . . . make our resources available online . . . and more.

Gift Planning

There are many ways that you can help to ensure the financial future of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). By including the Museum in your estate plan as you develop your planned giving strategy, you will establish yourself, in perpetuity, as part of an amazing future. When you leave a charitable gift to the NMAAHC in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation, you forever become part of the legacy of this treasured Museum’s future.

Learn more about Gift Planning

Become an Ambassador

NMAAHC Ambassadors are culture leaders who promote philanthropy and service in the interest of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. NMAAHC Ambassadors sustain the Museum by providing a financial commitment to the Museum. We encourage supporters to check back with us for the latest information.

Join the Ambassador Program

Until we understand the full African American story, we cannot understand ourselves as a nation, as a people. Rep. John Lewis U.S. House of Representatives (Georgia, 5th District)
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