Donate today to keep learning in play!

Your donation to the Children’s Museum means families will be able to continue learning through play for years to come! The Children’s Museum relies on gifts from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations to serve more than 200,000 visitors each year.

Any gift, large or small, helps make a difference. Here’s how:

Annual Fund

Gifts designated to the Annual Fund allow the museum to continue serving our community and may be used however needed in support of the museum’s mission.

Book Bank

Gifts to the Book Bank allow the museum to purchase new books whenever the Book Bank’s needs outnumber the books being donated by members of the community. These gifts become particularly helpful when bilingual books are requested! Learn More

Access For All

Our Access for All program makes it possible for low-income and at-risk children, families, and schools to receive free and/or reduced access to the museum’s resources. This includes single day admissions, Scholarship Family Memberships, field trips, caregiver education, and age-appropriate books, all as a part of our goal to provide growing access to the museum for those who need it most. Learn More

Family Education

Gifts support caregiver education for low-income and at-risk communities. Learn More

EIN: 51-0220694

All donations to the Children’s Museum are tax deductible as provided by law unless otherwise stated.

Corporate Giving

Is your company looking to become more involved in its community? Through exhibit and programming sponsorships, a corporate gift to the Children’s Museum is an investment in your employees and families across Central Virginia!

Stock Donations

The Children’s Museum of Richmond gladly accepts stock donations as a means of support. Please contact to learn more about making a stock donation to CMoR.

Matching Gifts

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Planned Giving

To learn more about planned giving opportunities at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, please view our online brochure or contact Sarah Moseley at

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

Did you know that if you are 70 ½ or older a donation from your IRA directly to the Children’s Museum of Richmond can provide great tax benefits? An IRA owner who is 70 ½ or older can donate and therefore exclude up to $100,000 from gross income of their required minimum distribution; for a married couple, if both individuals are age 70 ½ or over and both have IRAs, each person can exclude up to the $100,000, totaling $200,000 per year.

If you wish to take advantage of this great program, please contact your IRA plan administrator – the donation must come directly from your IRA to the Children’s Museum. And, please make sure that your plan administrator includes your name and address so that the Children’s Museum can mail you a written acknowledgment of your contribution.

Questions? Please contact

More information is also available via the IRS website.


To view the 990 form of the Children’s Museum of Richmond, click here.

To view our 2022-2023 fiscal year Impact Report, click here.