Fund a Need

Donate to Fund a Need
Fund a Need is a special component of the auction that allows you to make a donation in support of a community need. In 2017, Fund a Need donations will help ensure Museum access for low-income families.

You can make a fully tax-deductible donation to Fund a Need right now. Click here to donate.

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Live Auction

Raise your paddle during the Live Auction to make a donation to Montshire's Warm Welcome program, a special initiative designed to ensure that families of all income levels can visit the Museum. Our Fund a Need sponsors challenge you to contribute -- our goal is to have 60 participants this year! 

Fund a Need bidding starts at the highest amount. Then the auctioneer asks for donations at subsequent lower amounts. ALL bids are accepted as donations. Choose a level that is right for you.

  • $2,500 provides a specially priced membership to 25 families
  • $1,000 provides summer camp scholarships to five children
  • $500 offers 40 people free admission passes, distributed through agencies like the Upper Valley Haven or Listen Community Services
  • $250 helps support a community outreach program in a local school or community center
  • $100 provides 10 low-income people with a Montshire Museum visit 


Silent Auction

You can fund a community need during the Silent Auction as well. Look for Fund a Need tables in the community room and main gallery. You may choose to support Early Childhood Education; Montshire's School Partnership Initiative, which strengthens science education in small, rural schools; or Summer Camp Scholarships for families in need.

"The Montshire Museum of Science is a rare and wonderful resource to have in our community.  I look forward to the Fiddlehead Fling each year to usher in spring with friends and support the museum's hands-on exhibits and educational programs.”  Mary Schiavoni