As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of our friends and the community. We appreciate your consideration of support by volunteering, becoming a member, or making a donation of financial support or an object for the Museum’s collection.

We appreciate your generosity

As a nonprofit institution, the American Swedish Historical Museum relies on the generosity of its friends and supporters to meet the costs of providing programs and services, year-round, to thousands of local, national, and international visitors. 

Review the following ways you can support the museum. For more information, please call us at 215-389-1776, or email

Donate to the Museum

Giving is easy, you can contribute online here,
Feel free to call the Museum at 215.389.1776 for assistance or send a check to:
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145


Annual Giving

Make a gift to our Annual Giving campaign. This type of contribution helps to fund our daily operations and service to the community. 

Planned Giving

Make a Planned Gift to the Museum. What matters most is what you want to accomplish with the gift. The American Swedish Historical Museum is happy to help donors evaluate their giving options and consider their opportunities. Please contact Tracey Beck, Executive Director at

Celebration Gifts

Make a contribution in honor of a friend or relative, for the holidays, or other special event. We will send along your wishes with an ASHM card notifying them of your contribution in their honor.

Gifts in Memory

Many people honor the memory of a friend or relative who has died by giving a gift to ASHM.

Gifts In-Kind

Are you down-sizing? The museum often has needs for tools, equipment and supplies that you may no longer need. Please contact Tracey Beck, Executive Director, for a current list of items the ASHM in seeking. 

Corporate Matching

Matching gifts can double or even triple your gift to the American Swedish Historical Museum...without increasing your own obligation! See if your workplace offers a corporate matching program!

Corporate Support

Sponsor one of the ASHM's most visible events, an exhibition or our children's programs. Contact Tracey Beck, Executive Director, to discuss current sponsorship opportunities.

Object Donation

If you are considering donating an object to the museum collections, please download and read our Protocol for Potential Donations, below.