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Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. In these times, our mission to educate and inspire is more important than ever—and your support is essential to achieving that mission.

The Smithsonian has always been dedicated to providing accessible educational resources for lifelong learners of all ages. Over the past few months, the Smithsonian has increased our already expansive suite of digital learning resources to better serve teachers, students, parents and caregivers learning from home, many for the first time.

How was the Smithsonian able to provide such a rapid response to the urgent need for distance learning resources? With support from generous people like you.

Donors of gifts of $750 or above are recognized in our annual online donor list. In addition, increase the impact of your gift with a matching contribution from your company, when applicable.


Your gift to the Annual Fund provides critical support to every aspect of the museum, including its exhibitions, educational programs, permanent collection, conservation, digital initiatives, and operations.  

Your gift to Digital Programs helps Cooper Hewitt incorporate digital technology into its various aspects, providing an immersive and interactive museum experience, as well as an in-depth look at the objects and collection.

Your gift to Exhibitions helps Cooper Hewitt present innovations in contemporary and socially responsible design, as well as objects from the past that inspire new design and scholarship.

Your gift to Education helps Cooper Hewitt educate the next generation of designers and design scholars through a wide range of programs that teach design and design thinking to students, families, and educators alike.