Individual Giving

The generosity of Field Museum donors is vital to our growth and continued success. Your gift is an investment in the whole institution—from the world-class scientific staff and encyclopedic natural history collection, to our engaging public programs and exhibitions.

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Annual Fund

Essential to The Field Museum’s daily operations and programs, the Annual Fund provides support where it is most needed.

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Founders' Council

The Founders’ Council provides leadership level support, and its members are dedicated to inspiring curiosity about science and laying the groundwork for The Field Museum’s bright future.

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Matching Gifts

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Explore new opportunities to tailor your learning experiences through the Field Encounters program.

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Giving Resources

Learn more about what your support makes possible, contact us, and more.