Donation Request Form

1. Requesting party must be a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Said party must provide their Federal Tax ID Number to be considered.    
2. We are unable to grant monetary donations. All donations will be in the form of a complimentary Membership or Day Passes to the Dayton Society of Natural History, unless otherwise noted.
3. We are unable to grant requests for religious organizations/purposes, professional development, seminars/conferences, pageants, political purposes, sports, band boosters, school/family/alumni reunions, PTOs, government institutions, private or public schools, employee recognition, individuals/families, private fundraiser not affiliated with a 501(c)(3) non-profit, or any non-charitable event/organization etc.
4. All requests must be submitted online. Requests that are emailed, faxed, phoned or mailed will not be considered.
5. Requests must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the event taking place.
6. Only one request per calendar year per organization will be considered.
7. Once approved, an email will be sent to arrange pick up from one of our locations. No donations will be mailed.
8. Priority will be given to local organizations in Montgomery, Miami, Clark, Greene, Darke, Preble, Butler and Warren counties. We may also consider organizations in outside counties who serve communities and constituents in said counties. Please note this when filling out your request.
9. Priority may be given to those organizations who have previously booked rentals, group visits, field trips, and traveling programs with the Museum, but does not guarantee a donation.
10. Request must indicate how the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and/or SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park will be acknowledged.
11. Priority will be given to organizations/events that match our mission by fitting into one of the following categories:

  • Wildlife conservation
  • Environmental conservation and protection
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education
  • Archaeological, anthropological, geological, paleontological or biological preservation or research
  • Family/community welfare

Donation requests will be processed on the 1st and 15th of every month, unless those dates fall on a weekend or holiday. Please do not call the Front Desk for questions regarding donations.

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