Support the Alliance

At the American Alliance of Museums, we are committed to advancing the museum community. We envision a world where museums will be recognized as accessible, essential educational and community resources.

Donations are vital to helping us continue our mission to strengthen museums through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and service. To drive our future success, please consider contributing to our key areas for support detailed below.

Donate Online

Please make a contribution today. Your donation will help AAM support these efforts. AAM will not transfer any goods or services in exchange for your gift; the full amount of your gift may be treated as a deductible contribution for federal income tax purposes as allowed by law.
Areas of Support:

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Donate by Mail

Please make your check payable to: The American Alliance of Museums

The American Alliance of Museums - Development
PO Box 741970
Atlanta, GA 30374-1970 

Greatest Needs Fund

As a nonprofit organization, charitable donations ensure the Alliance has the greatest flexibility to be responsive to emerging issues (e.g., Direct Care Task Force) and critical needs. Earnings from membership cover only about 40% of annual operating expenses. Each dollar donated directly benefits education, research and advocacy, helping us meet our goal of advancing museums.

Center for the Future of Museums

Help us keep an eye on the future and help museums shape a better tomorrow by exploring cultural, political and economic challenges. Donations help AAM publish Dispatches from the Future and TrendsWatch; in-depth reports that explore issues such as demographic changes and the future of education  and convene leadership from other sectors to help inform and explore ideas and innovation in museum practice.

Fellowship Fund

The Alliance is committed to cultivating diverse leaders across the field. Donations to this fund provide fellowships to support participation from those whose presence is greatly needed in discussions about field-wide issues at the Annual Meeting.

For the Atlanta conference, AAM awarded more than $125,000 for 68 Annual Meeting fellowships to students and museum professionals from 15 countries, 21 states and the District of Columbia. More than 70 percent were awarded to diverse applicants and more than 60 percent were awarded to students and professionals in the first five years of their career.

Ford W. Bell Fellowship for Museums and P-12 Education

Speak Up for Museums Fund and Museums Advocacy Day