Support the Museum

Help the Tenement Museum tell stories of ordinary people who shaped the American experience in extraordinary ways. Ticket sales cover only 45% of the Museum’s budget. Make a gift today, and know that you are helping preserve the legacy of immigrant families who pursued the American dream on New York’s Lower East Side.


What Your Gift Supports

The Next Generation

Provide student education, programming, and curriculum development.

A National Voice

Expand the immigration dialogue across the USA.


Preserve our buildings and the stories of the residents who lived there.

Ways to Give

Make a Gift

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

Give Monthly

Become a monthly donor to provide impactful, ongoing support. 

Make an Honorary or Memorial Gift

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

Donate by Mail or Phone

Please make checks payable mail 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

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. Charitably-inclined individual, families and businesses can make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some case, certain illiquid assets, to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program. For more information or to make a charitable donation, please visit DAF Direct.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer’s name below.

Tenement Museum Gala 2019 Recap!

What a fantastic night! The Tenement Museum’s 2019 Gala was a resounding success raising over $1 million for Museum projects and causes.

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