The Annual Fund is the backbone of the Field.
Annual Fund donors provide essential unrestricted support necessary for the ongoing maintenance of the Museum's iconic building, staff salaries, and priority programs, including scientific research, education, and exhibitions. Your tax-deductible gift ensures The Field Museum continues to thrive, while keeping the doors open to the public 364 days a year. From keeping specimens refrigerated and collections well maintained to sending scientists on research expeditions, unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund help advance the Field's mission and broaden its reach in the community and around the world.
Annual Fund supporters not only enjoy the Museum's beloved public exhibitions, but also have the opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes, where the other 99% of its treasures are housed. As an Annual Fund member, you have in-depth access to scientists and special programs. From hearing about the discovery of an ancient fossil to seeing the inner-working of an upcoming exhibition, you can become a Field insider.