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Donate to support the community - Museum Inclusion Fund

Museum Inclusion Fund ensures that every child can enjoy the opportunity to visit the children’s museum with their family or caregivers. We develop fundraising strategies to be able to donate over 2,500 tickets to our partner nonprofits who distribute the passes to kids in need. These kids are able to experience the magic of the Children’s Museum at no cost to them or their families. Our Museum Inclusion Fund is also able to provide summer camp scholarships to children of various ages, to provide an unforgettable experience with their peers.

Ninety percent of the children and families we serve through the Museum Inclusion Fund are considered to be low-income.

Our nonprofit partners include:

  • Best Seat in the House
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
  • Project Connection
  • The Road Home
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Primary Children’s Hospital
  • Head Start
  • Odyssey House
  • Neighborhood House
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Utah Youth Village
  • The Children’s Center
  • More to come!

Thank you for considering a donation, however much, to the Museum Inclusion Fund so that every child has the opportunity to learn through play and imagine their bright future.

Smile Sustainers

Help us keep a smile on every kid’s face by donating monthly to our museum!

As a 501©3, we are reliant on the generosity of community members such as yourself to keep our museum operating smoothly! As a monthly Smile Sustainer, you have the opportunity to support us monetarily with whatever amount feels comfortable for you. These monthly funds will go to support exhibit development/upkeep, unique events, ongoing programs/classes, free admissions for underserved youth, and more! Please consider joining us today!

Birthday Fundraising

Have a birthday coming up? Consider using Facebook Fundraising to use your birthday to raise funds to support us! If you raise $500, we will throw your child a birthday party at the museum, on us! Reach out to agoeller@discoverygateway.org to find out more information or to register your fundraiser!

Museum CEO posing in picture with First Utah Bank Sponsors and Museum Staffs

Take advantage of your company’s matching gift program! This is an easy way to double the amount given to your favorite organization!

Your generous contributions will play a pivotal role in updating and maintaining our exhibits, ensuring that every visit is a memorable and enriching experience for families and children.

Help us shape the future of our exhibits, events, and programming while bolstering your resume and making a difference in the lives of Utah’s children! Apply with the button below!

Sponsorships

Discovery Gateway holds annual events that offer unique venue for our members and guests. Our fundraising events would not be possible without the support of the local community.

Medallion Day Free Access to Families in need: It is important to Discovery Gateway to provide access to ALL children and families and we do this by sponsored free days and afternoons.

An exhibit sponsorship allows Discovery Gateway to create new exhibits or renovate an existing exhibit space so our visitors can continue to learn through play! Click here to view our Exhibits!

  • Pollinator
  • Honey Climber
  • Live Hive
  • Hatch Waddle and Fly
  • Water Play
  • The Play House
  • Utah Family Farm
  • Construction Zone
  • Colors in Motion
  • STEAM Studio
  • DG Derby
  • Block Party

For more information, contact our Director of Philanthropy at agoeller@discoverygateway.org

Gift In Kind

Each year, Discovery Gateway receives in-kind donations of goods and services from our community partners that are used to help serve our visitors. From program materials to office supplies, as well as donated advertising space, the museum benefits greatly from these generous donations. Below are examples of in-kind donations accepted.

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Smith's Rewards Card

Support Discovery Gateway every time you shop at Smith’s! Link your rewards card to Discovery Gateway by entering the number 64791 and click save! Now, every time you shop at Smith’s with your rewards card, 0.5% of your order will be donated to Discovery Gateway. Signing up for this program is completely free, and you still earn fuel points every time you shop.

Medallion Days

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At our organization, we strongly believe in giving back to the community and making a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children. We established partnerships with various local organizations that share our vision and are dedicated to serving these children.

One of the initiatives we undertake every year is organizing special museum visits for underprivileged children. We understand that not all children have the means or opportunities to explore museums and cultural institutions. With donations from our generous sponsors, we are able to take it upon ourselves and ensure that these children get the chance to experience the wonders of art, history, and science.

We coordinate with all related departments within our organization. We carefully plan for Medallion Days, ensuring that the museum is open on specific days when the children can visit without any charge.

However, none of this would be possible without the generous support of our kind sponsors. We are incredibly grateful to First Utah Bank, Sizzling Platter, ACE Fund, George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, PNC Foundation, Rocky Mountain Power, PROG Foundation/Progressive Leasing, Swanson Family Foundation, Williams Foundation and many more of our supportive sponsors for their unwavering support and sponsorship. Their contributions enable us to cover the costs associated with organizing these special museum visits, including transportation, educational materials, and any additional resources required to enhance the children’s experience.

Through these collaborative efforts, we aim to inspire and empower children and families in need, providing them with opportunities to learn, grow, and broaden their horizons. By exposing them to the world of museums and cultural institutions, we hope to ignite their curiosity, foster a love for learning, and encourage them to dream big.

We partner with local organizations who serve families and children in need, carefully plan for Medallion Days, ensuring that the museum is open on specific days when the children can visit without any charge.

Through these collaborative efforts, we aim to inspire and empower children and families in need, providing them with opportunities to learn, grow, and broaden their horizons. By exposing them to the world of museums and cultural institutions, we hope to ignite their curiosity, foster a love for learning, and encourage them to dream big.

Our current partners include: Best Seat in the House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Head Start, International Rescue Committee, Neighborhood House, Odyssey House, Primary Children’s Hospital, Project Connection, Ronald McDonald House,  The Children’s Center, The Road Home, Utah Youth Village.

As of September 2023, our Medallion Day sponsors are:

First Utah Bank
Sizzling Platter
ACE Fund
George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
PNC Foundation
Rocky Mountain Power
PROG Foundation/Progressive Leasing
Swanson Family Foundation
Williams Foundation

Please Contact our Director of Philanthropy – Alexx Goeller
agoeller@discoverygateway.org
801-456-5437 #145