The Shop for Museums fundraising program is under reconstruction. On behalf of our participating museums and organizations, thank you for your support!

About Us

Why Donate to Museums?

Did you know that almost all U.S. museums are non-profits? And unlike libraries and schools, museums receive no government funding. Or if they do, it is usually not enough to cover the organization’s operating expenses. Yet museums serve as a backbone to our communities, providing millions of hours of education, community service and cultural enjoyment to all ages and income levels.

Behind the scenes, most museums and organizations like zoos, aquariums, historical societies, science centers and parks are struggling to keep their doors open. In recent years, many museums have closed for good, and with it, we’ve lost those vital community resources for future generations.

It’s time to take a stand. We invite you to help us help them---in the simplest of ways- on a daily basis as you shop online! Please join us and our over 1,300 online retailers in making a difference. It’s free to participate! Just remember to start each shopping trip at and then we’ll do the rest. Thank you! And remember, Museums Empower Our Future…You Can Empower Museums!

How to Shop

Shopping online through Shop for Museums is FREE and easy:

1. Go to and choose to register or login. If you don’t want to, you are welcome to shop anonymously.

2. Select the museum or organization you’d like to support.

3. Then just find a store or deal you’d like to shop. You will find hundreds of links for sales, discounts, coupons and free shipping from your favorite stores. Click away and then do your shopping like you normally would.

When you check out, a percentage of your purchase amount becomes a FREE donation for your chosen museum or organization! We then pay them quarterly. On behalf of our museums and organizations, thank you in advance for your donations!

How do I enroll my museum or organization?

To enroll a museum or other organization in Shop for Museums, you just have to contact us to get started. It is always FREE to join and participate.

Need Help? Have Questions? Have feedback? Contact Us!

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]
*Shopping Online With Purpose*
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Milwaukie, OR 97222