Your generous support allows LICM to bring interactive educational programs and cultural experiences to children and families in a safe and nurturing environment, and to reach out into the community to provide programs for children and families from low income areas as well as those with special needs.

Why we need your support

LICM relies on corporations, foundations and individual contributions for 45% ($1.7 million) of our annual budget.

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Annual Donors Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016 (PDF)

Where your support dollars go 

Corporate & Foundation Giving

LICM is grateful for donations and grants from corporations and foundations that provide vital funding for the Museum’s educational programs, special events and community outreach initiatives. Recognition and benefit packages for corporate partnerships are customized based upon level of support and donors’ goals and objectives.

Corporate memberships with a variety of employee benefits are available and can be customized for your organization.

Download Corporate Membership Form (PDF)

Questions? Please contact the development office at development@licm.org or (516) 224-5813

LICM staff members receiving donation from Marcum.

LICM is proud to be a beneficiary of the Marcum Workplace Challenge

Individual Giving

Donations made by individuals allow LICM to bring enriching educational opportunities to children and families in our community.  Gifts of all denominations are welcome and appreciated.

  • A gift to the annual Friends of Children Fund helps support the Museum’s exhibits and programs throughout the year. 
  • Inquire with your employer if they offer a Matching gift program.  Many companies offer a variety of matching gift options for their employees’ philanthropic donations.
  • Consider a gift through recurring monthly payroll deductions.
  • Donate as a Tribute gift in honor of a loved one or someone special. 
  • Sign up with Amazon Smile and designate LICM as your charity of choice and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to LICM by Amazon.
  • Give a child the opportunity to create a self-portrait for LICM's legacy portrait wall. 

Download Portrait Wall information (PDF)

Questions? Please contact the development office at development@licm.org or (516) 224-5813

Guardian and child playing with differently shaped tiles.

Individual giving supports exhibits and programs and helps LICM to be a nurturing environment for families to spend quality time together

Membership

Unlimited free access to the Museum’s play-based exhibits for an entire year, special members-only hours, free admission to 200 science museums worldwide and added discounts on birthday party packages and at the Museum Store make membership an incredible value. Membership pays for itself in just three visits! Choose the right level of membership for your family. 

Cupcakes & Cocktails

In the spirit of the Children’s Museum, LICM’s only annual fundraiser – for grownups – is unlike traditional fundraising events featuring a continuous cocktail party, engaging activities, entertainment and fun.  Proceeds allow LICM to enhance its museum-based educational programs and cultural experiences and extend its community outreach programs across Long Island. 

Join us for the next Cupcakes & Cocktails celebration on Thursday, May 18, 2017!

A number of differently flavored cupcakes being displayed.

Cupcakes & Cocktails allows grown-ups to experience all the fun that children do every day.

Volunteer

The Long Island Children's Museum welcomes volunteers who want to become involved by assisting in providing children and their families a place where they are free to discover their passions.  Volunteers have an emormous impact on our museum and our community.  Our volunteers are a critical part of providing children the support we need to inspire children. Apply to become a volunteer today!

A Museum volunteer wearing a Andy Warhol wig standing with children.

Volunteer opportunities include interactions with our visitors on the Museum floor, during tours and workshops.

Donor Resources

In the spirit of transparency, we have included the following documents to assist in your philanthropic decisions.

Audited Financial Statement

FY 15 990 (PDF)

Donor and Member Privacy Policy 

As a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we are grateful for the monetary gifts, services and talents of our benefactors.
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.   EIN 11-3035221.