Shape the future of our region

The Museum of Idaho exists and thrives because of visionary donors committed to bringing the world to Idaho, and Idaho to the world. Together, we can expand our current capabilities and add new ones, the likes of which our region has never seen.


Every gift makes a difference

Admissions, grants, and other revenue cover only a fraction of what we do as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. Your donations make up the balance. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • You may choose a cause to support: fund memberships for low-income families, support archaeological research, contribute to the MOI Sustainability Fund, or something else you’re passionate about.
  • You may choose options that fit your financial needs and maximize your benefits (such as using generous¬†Idaho Education Tax Credits).
  • Gifts can come with naming opportunities for those who wish to leave a legacy. Major gifts can also leverage community support through matching.
  • Planned giving options are available, such as bequests, charitable trusts, gifts of other assets, tax-saving deductions from your IRA or Donor Advised Fund, and more.

Discuss your options with Kim Lee, MOI Director of Development, at 208.522.1400 ext. 3007 or email.


    Online giving

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    Note: After submitting your online donation, you will receive an automated receipt email. Our Development Department will also reach out within 3 business days. Thank you for partnering with your museum.


    Contact Kim at 208.522.1400 ext. 3007 or email.

    A closer look

    Thanks for making 2022 our best-ever Idaho Gives campaign! Due to the generosity of 37 unique donors — including a last-minute hero — we exceeded our goal and raised $14,140 for a new research station equipped with a curatorial microscope, to gather vital data about your history and further MOI’s abilities in conducting original research.


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    Your impact

    Whether you give to education, exhibits, or artifact collections, your dollars can have almost immediate impact on the mission of the museum.


    Enable MOI to bring more and better educational programs to local learners of all ages, provide scholarships for those programs, and subsidize school field trips. 


    Enable MOI to bring in top-quality traveling exhibits from around the world and offer them to the local public at affordable prices.

    Artifact collections

    Enable MOI to preserve your history and make it accessible for future generations.

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