Ways to Support

The Tenement Museum stands as a monument to the struggles, triumphs, and resilience of ordinary im/migrants and the centrality of their experiences to the American story. By diving into real stories of everyday people, we foster conversation about historical and contemporary questions.

Donate Online

Your tax-deductible donation helps support our mission to foster a society that embraces and values the role of immigration in the evolving American identity.

Become a Member

Support the power of storytelling by joining our membership community. Members receive admission to tours, exclusive events, specialty content, and more!

Join the President’s Circle

This vibrant community of patrons bolsters the Tenement Museum’s mission with generous leadership giving. They engage with fellow supporters, attend special receptions, and enjoy unique opportunities for adult learning.

Leave a legacy

By joining the Orchard Street Society, you can provide lasting security for our future. Including the Tenement Museum in your estate planning helps guarantee that we will be able to share our tenement stories for generations to come.

Give a gift to a loved one

Gifted Membership

A gifted membership is the perfect way to share the museum with those who love exploring the nuances of history!

Honor a Loved One

Celebrate someone’s birthday or honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating a donation in their name. 

Start a Fundraiser

Have a special anniversary, birthday, or triathlon coming up? Raise money in support of the Tenement Museum by starting a Facebook fundraiser or creating your own fundraising page! By sharing your inspiration and support of the Tenement Museum, you can have an important impact on building awareness towards our mission.

Special Gala Program

Rebuilding Our Foundations

In case you missed it, watch this year’s livestream Gala program, Rebuilding Our Foundations — broadcasted from City Winery!

Revisit the Museum at its founding in 1988, explore its evolution in the years since, see the progress on our 97 Orchard Street preservation project, and learn more about our upcoming new apartment exhibit!

Other Ways to Support

Donate by Mail or Phone

Please make checks payable to Tenement Museum and mailed to: 

Tenement Museum
Development Office
103 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

To make a credit card donation by phone, please call 646-518-3007.

Donor Advised Funds

If you would like to make a gift via a donor-advised fund (DAF), you can find the Tenement Museum using Tax ID/EIN #13-3475390. The Museum is also referred to as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in certain banking systems.

Gift of Stock

For more information on how to process stock and wire transfers, please contact Ian Patrick, Director of Individual Giving, at 646-518-3015 or [email protected].

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching gift programs that will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

Amazon Smile

Next time you shop on Amazon, select the Tenement Museum as the organization you wish to support! Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization — with no fees and no extra cost to you.

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