Boy drawing

Funded primarily by private support, the Nelson-Atkins relies on generous contributions to help connect more than 500,000 visitors each year with the best achievements in visual art.

There are many ways to give. Select the option that speaks to you and take pride in knowing your investment will sustain our world-class collection and invigorate educational programs that inspire future generations.


Your contribution ensures dynamic educational programs, spectacular exhibitions and the display of the finest visual arts for more than 500,000 visitors each year.

Your contribution is fully tax deductible.

To make a gift, click below or call us at 816-751-1278.

Tribute Gifts

Take advantage of a unique way to support the museum, all while honoring a loved one, celebrating a special occasion or expressing gratitude.

Recognition of your donation and the name of the individual you are honoring will be sent to the person(s) you designate.

To give a tribute gift, click below or call 816-751-1278.

Program Support

Program support provides funding for exhibitions, school tours, conservation and the Spencer Art Reference Library.

For more information on supporting one of our initiatives, please contact:

Emily Leck
Manager, Grants & Foundation Support


As an institution that relies almost entirely on private support, a strong endowment will secure the museum’s future and connect the next generation to the collection.

Please contact us for more information or to make a gift to the museum’s endowment.

Joelle Mack
Division Coordinator, Development

Planned Giving

You have the opportunity to ensure that future generations are able to experience The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

For information on remembering the Nelson-Atkins in your will or estate plan, please contact:

Joelle Mack
Division Coordinator, Development


Corporate Gifts

Corporate sponsorship at the museum provides the opportunity to connect your brand to Kansas City as well as showcase your company as a community partner.

For more information, please contact

Shannon Lindgren
Development Director, Corporate Partnerships