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.
Ways to Support
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.
By becoming a monthly donor, you can provide impactful, ongoing support throughout the year!
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
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.
Rebuilding Our Foundations
This year’s gala explores the very beginnings of the Museum, and the transformation of a humble tenement into a pathbreaking museum.
With two ways to join — virtually or in-person — hear from our Co-Founder Anita Jacobson, Gala honoree Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and more! This festive evening welcomes you back to 97 Orchard — its foundations and the stories that keep us coming back.
Other Ways to Support
Donate by Mail or Phone
Please make checks payable to Tenement Museum and mailed to:
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].
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.
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Get in Touch
Contact us with questions or comments at [email protected].