The world is better because of museums, and museums are better because of AAM.
We champion museums and nurture excellence. Never before has the need been so great for the Alliance to shine a spotlight on the importance of accreditation, advocacy, future trends, diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and governance to secure the future of our country’s museums. Our leadership in these areas is supported by our dedicated members and allies, and the generosity of a number corporations, foundations, and other grant makers that also believe in museums remaining part of the fabric of our communities. Support AAM and make an impact in your community, and our nation, with a gift today.
Advocacy: Speak up for Museums
As fans of arts and culture, we all know about the educational and social impact of museums. Today, we are all about showing how they are economic engines too. Support Museum Advocacy Day and our year round advocacy work to keep essential local, state, and federal funding alive.
Center for the Future of Museums
What do we know about the future? Nothing is certain but we are working hard to predict how we might react to natural disasters, a failing criminal justice system, migration, and the rise of artificial intelligence (to name a few). Help us fund our work on convening critical thinking and planning as we aspire for a better future.
Read about the work of the Center for the Future of Museums and how AAM is helping the field think about and plan for a vibrant future.
The Alliance is committed to cultivating diverse leaders across the field and that means access to professional development and networking opportunities at our Annual Meeting. Support our fellowship program and help bring greater inclusivity to our our profession.
Read more about Fellowships at the AAM Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo
Nurture Museum Excellence
Together, we nurture a culture of excellence. Help museums of all sizes that want to take it a step further. Your donation will allow us to support, motivate, and recognize our field’s ongoing commitment to professionalism, standards, and best practices.
Investigate all there is to know about the Continuum of Excellence and learn how museums can improve their operations and planning
Leadership and Research
Our goal is to serve our members, partners, and our entire field, and we strive to make our industry not just better, but the best it can be. Support our innovative reports on the field, museum governance directive, and diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion initiatives that we hope will make a profound impact in our space.
Dive deep into AAM’s Research and Reports section to find the facts about museums
Membership dues cover only a portion of AAM’s annual budget. Your unrestricted support ensures that we continue to invest in areas where they are needed most to serve the field and respond to changing events.
Corporate, Foundation, and Other Grant Making Partners
Corporations, foundations, institutions, and other partners provide vital support for priority programs, including our Annual Meeting and Museums Advocacy Day, as well as groundbreaking leadership projects and research initiatives. We know the best way to thank our institutional partners is to continue our good work, but we also want to highlight their visionary leadership here.
- APS and APS Foundation
- Arizona Science Center
- Centene Corporation
- Desert Botanical Garden
- Institute of Museum & Library Services
- John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Smithsonian Institution
- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- The Getty Foundation
- The Wallace Foundation
- U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Gifts, awards, or sponsorships of $50,000 or more received during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017