Transformative Investment

With a well-established record of wise fiscal planning and sound financial management, The Children’s Museum is a careful steward of its resources. Our Trustees and staff have allocated available funds strategically, leveraging them to secure new sources of revenue in the form of both earnings and contributions.

  • Fiscal Management—Among local, regional, and national nonprofit cultural institutions, we are seen as a model of efficient, effective operations.
  • Endowment—Our endowment is well invested and managed with professional oversight by our investment committee, as well as outside portfolio managers.
  • Funding Capital Projects—We ensure that major exhibitions and construction projects have the funding committed for all phases, including an operating endowment for the future.
  • Annual Fund—Contributions are applied directly to operating needs allowing us to control admission prices and underwrite free-admission days for low-income children and families.

The Investment

With a combined goal of $67.6 million, the Extraordinary Transformations campaign is the largest fundraising effort we have undertaken since the 2003–2009 Power of Children campaign, which exceeded its $74 million goal.

As donors to that campaign can attest, The Children’s Museum is an extraordinarily good steward of the contributions we receive. We have a track record of fiscal responsibility, as well as a policy of funding projects fully before implementing them. Donors receive tax benefits derived from our status as a nonprofit organization, and gifts to the campaign can be given unrestricted for the general campaign or for a specified purpose.

With the help of our generous supporters we once again will turn creative ideas into extraordinary experiences with the potential to transform lives.