Donor Advised Funds

Make a contribution to the Smithsonian and then make recommendations for distributing the funds.

Donor Advised Funds

The Smithsonian welcomes your gifts through Donor Advised Funds (DAF) or Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA).

The Smithsonian is able to reach people everywhere thanks to generous support from people like you. Every gift provides critical support that powers every Smithsonian museum, research institution and cultural center. Thank you.

Please use the form below to select your Donor Advised Fund and begin the process of recommending a gift to the Smithsonian. Please make sure your name and membership number are located on the check or supporting documentation.

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)

Qualifying donors can make direct transfers to the Smithsonian from an IRA without incurring income tax. Up-to-date information regarding IRA contributions is available on the IRS website and from your IRA provider.

Consistent with IRA rules, the Smithsonian cannot provide membership benefits that have a value for tax purposes in return for DAF and IRA distributions. We encourage you to speak with your tax advisor regarding any questions you have about your DAF or IRA.