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 programming for all ages.
Ways to Give
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.
Donate your Vehicle: Your unused vehicle could help advance the Montshire’s mission!