100% of the proceeds from our tours, concerts, donations & sales support our programs
We are a volunteer run, non-profit, sustained primarily by your donations. When you donate funds to O Street Museum you are helping to create extraordinary opportunities for our heroes, artists, musicians and patrons who visit to renew, create and grow.
90% of what you see when you visit is donated by patrons like you. From books, to jewelry, to furniture, the items you donate - when sold - provide critical support for the foundation's operations and programs.
First and foremost, we strive to put our guests first; immersing them in music, art, literature, architecture and creativity. We create an experience that inspires each and every individual in a positive way. It is a place where dreams come true and where imagination is the rule, not the exception.
As an extension of the creative process, you need to be: selfless, self-motivated, able to follow procedures, flexible, have blind faith, lots of ambition, and drive.
Only applicants that display heart and a desire to learn will be considered for volunteer and docent opportunities.
There are no paid employees or board members. Everyone is a volunteer.
Sponsor a Hero or Artist
Expressing love is a risk. Same with opening our doors with our on-going artists and heroes-in-residence program. But for those of us who allow our dreams to transform and become reality, there is no risk. By helping others, by sharing our world, what may be risk to some is simply the pursuit of passion and mission to us.
When you sponsor a hero and/or artist you are helping to provide them an opportunity to rest, recover, and rediscover their heart and muse. By offering respite to artists, service people, first responders and all those who are giving of themselves to serve others, we can give them hope - and each of us - a chance to renew, create and grow.
Catto Charitable Foundation
Craig Specialty Advertising
District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility
Foundation for the Carolinas
Larry Kramer Family Fund
Morris Family Foundation
Pets with Disabilities
Polkes & Goldberg
Steve Goldman Esq.
The Chrysalis Fund
The Mansion on O Street
The Whitman Institute
More Ways to Give
Our monthly donors' program, is a wonderful way to provide the reliable support that is so vital to supporting the foundation, exhibits and our Heroes and Artists-in-Residence program.
Preserving and sharing the creative process is an on-going venture; and to successfully accomplish that, we rely on steady, predictable funding.
When you make a monthly commitment to the O Street Museum Foundation, it means our curators and staff can remain focused on exploring and sharing all forms of creative expression.
How it works:
- You determine the amount you would like to give each month
- We will charge your pledge to your credit card each month (charges are made on or around the same date each month)
- We will send you an e-mail each month, confirming the charge was made
- Each January, we will send you an annual giving statement which can be used for tax purposes
- Your membership will automatically renew each year
- It's simple, secure and one of the best ways that you can support the O Street Museum Foundation
Many donors choose to have their monthly gift charged to a credit card. This option is most efficient as it creates a seamless transaction for all. You can use our safe and secure online form to become a monthly donor with a credit card today.
Corporations are an important component of the Museum's funding and outreach. Annual revenue from our corporate sponsors provides critical support for the Museum's operations, including community access, diversity initiatives, and conservation efforts.
Aligning your brand with the O Street Museum Foundation offers your corporation a unique opportunity to broaden awareness, meet your marketing goals and build loyal ties in the commuity.
O Street Museum Foundation proudly works with it's sponsors to develop strategic programs that directly support their individual marketing and philanthropic goals, including:
- Art leasing
- Artist in residence
- Client hospitality
- Corporate partner program
- Event & exhibit sponsorship
- Philanthropic & in-kind gifts
- Program sponsorship
We believe in celebrating your good work. By making a significant donation to the O Street Museum Foundation you or your organization could be honored through many of our naming opportunities:
- Anniversary Concert
- Museum Programs Including:
- Room Dedication
- Intimate Music & Speakers Series
Planned gifts are a wonderful way to participate and support the O Street Museum throughout your life and beyond. These gifts provide the resources that create extraordinary opportunities for heroes, artists, musicians and patrons alike.
There are many ways for you to leave a legacy that reflects how the O Street Museum has enriched your life:
Art, Artifacts, Memorabilia and Personal Property
Gifts of art, artifacts, memorabilia or other personal property are always welcome. If you are considering such a gift, please contact us.
One of the simplest ways to support the O Street Museum, a bequest provides a gift for the museum in your will or trust. A bequest is not subject to Federal or state estate or inheritance taxes and is deductible in calculating your taxable estate.
Life Insurance & Retirement Fund Accounts
You can provide now for a future gift to the museum by naming the O Street Museum Foundation as beneficiary of your life insurance and/or retirement plan. Naming the Foundation as beneficiary is a seemless, cost effective way to ensure your gift is administered to your specifications.
Donating your residential, commercial or undeveloped property will be used to support the Museum while providing you with excellent tax benefits and reducing the responsibilities of ownership.
Establishing a charitable remainder trust is a great way to ensure you and your loved ones receive designated regular lifetime payments and the O Street Museum Foundation receives the remainder at the end of the life of the trust.
Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is quick, simple and may provide you with significant tax benefits.
If you have questions on how you can provide future gifts to the Museum, please contact us.
Please consult your financial advisor when considering a donation.