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Montshire Now & Next

The Montshire has established a special impact fund, Montshire Now & Next, to help us confront another year of fiscal and programmatic challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Contributions will help us unlock a $50,000 matching gift from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.

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Support Science, Support Families, Support Your Community

Science is more important than ever before, and the Montshire Museum of Science plays a vital role in advancing the understanding of and appreciation for science. We need your help to continue cultivating intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, and evidence-based decision-making.

As a nonprofit community organization, the Montshire relies on charitable contributions from people like you. Your gifts help provide joyful family experiences at the Museum, professional development for teachers, outreach programs for rural communities, and virtual programming for all ages.

In a typical year, the Montshire receives a significant portion of its revenue from earned income sources, such as admission fees, program fees, memberships, and retail sales. Today, these revenues are just a fraction of their normal levels. We need your support to serve the community now, and prepare for a better future.

Ways to Give

Montshire Now & Next: Gifts to this special impact fund will help the Montshire through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Donor-Level Membership: Choose a membership at the donor-level ($200+) and a portion of your gift will be allocated to The Montshire Fund.

Basic Membership: Join or renew today! You belong at the Montshire, and your membership support is critically important.

Annual Fund donation: Make a gift separate from membership to support The Montshire Fund. Your gift will help create exhibits, education programs, and inclusion initiatives.

Stock: With a contribution of appreciated securities, you may avoid capital gains taxes (call 802-649-2200, ext. 225, for transfer instructions).

Qualified Charitable Distribution (IRA Rollover): If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can make a direct transfer from your traditional or Roth IRA without being subject to federal income tax. These withdrawals count toward your minimum distribution requirements for the year of the gift. Contact your IRA administrator to arrange a direct transfer.

Include the Montshire in your Will or Trust: Learn more on our Legacy Giving page.

Endowment: Gifts can be made to the Montshire’s existing endowment, or to establish a special fund. Learn more.

Non-Cash Contributions: The Montshire may accept gifts of tangible personal property when the items are useful to the Museum or may be sold readily. Under the right circumstances, the Montshire will also accept real estate.

Donate your Vehicle: Your unused vehicle could help advance the Montshire’s mission!

Donor-Level Membership

Your charitable contributions to the Montshire Fund ensure the highest quality exhibits and programs for the community.

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Endowed Funds

Endowment gifts of all levels are welcome and greatly appreciated. Unrestricted gifts support the most pressing priorities.

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Legacy Giving

Legacy gifts help ensure the Museum’s ability to provide meaningful exhibits and programs for the generations to come.

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