Thank you for thinking of the Building for Kids Children’s Museum! We receive hundreds of worthy donation requests, but as a small not-for-profit we are only able to donate a limited number of charitable gifts each year.
We review donation requests for admission passes on a monthly basis for programs taking place in the following month. Please submit your request at least six weeks in advance. All non-profit, 501 (c)3 organizations focused on the benefit of children in our community are welcome to submit a request, but the majority of our donations are awarded to K-12 schools within a 45-mile radius of the BFK. We do not grant to corporations’ United Way or Make-a-Wish pledge drives/campaigns.
Donation requests must be in the form of an official letter (e.g. on letterhead) or copy of an event flyer that includes:
- the nature of the event/program
- the recipient of the proceeds
- the date and location of the event/program
- contact person information
- deadline for donation and address where the donation should be mailed if the request is granted
They can be sent via email, mail (attn: Donation Requests), or dropped off at our Welcome Desk. If your request is granted, we will mail a donation by the deadline or event date indicated in your request.
Due to the large number of requests we receive, we cannot answer questions over the phone or return phone messages regarding the status of a donation request.