Thank you for considering donating to LICM.  Gifts—of all sizes—make a significant impact on the lives of our community’s children - fostering the growth of our next generation of artists, scientists, educators, entrepreneurs and citizens.  Below are a variety of ways individuals give - from a simple social media fundraiser to a more sophisticated  planned giving.  

LICM is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID:11-3035221, and donations are tax deductible.

Donate Online - Make a secure contribution.  You can select a one time or recurring donation.

Donate by Mail - Please make your check or money order payable to the Long Island Children’s Museum, and send to: Long Island Children’s Museum, c/o Development Department, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY  11530.

Donate by Phone - Please call us at 516-224-5826.

Commemorative Gifts - Celebrate a friend or family member by making an honorary or memorial donation. Commemorative gifts can be donated using any of the options above. If you'd like for us to send a personalized letter to the individual or family being honored, please include their name and contact infomation in the notes. 

Matching Gifts - Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program. The impact of your gift to Long Island Children’s Museum may be doubled or possibly tripled!

Donor Advised Fund or Family Foundation - If you have a Donor Advised Fund or Family Foundation, kindly consider making a donation in support of a specific program or offering or to general support for the Museum. 

Gifts of Stock and Wire Transfers - LICM welcomes gifts of stock, securities, mutual fund shares, and wire transfers. Kindly contact us at or 516-224-5826 for transfer instructions.

Consider a Gift Through Your IRA - If you are 70½ or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA to the Long Island Children’s Museum of up to $100,000 each year. Contact your IRA administrator to request a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA account to LICM. Please notify us in advance so we’ll be able to identify your gift when it arrives and thank you properly: or 516-224-5826.

Bequests and Other Planned Gifts - Consider donating to LICM through your estate planning.  Please contact us at or 516-224-5826 for more information.

Corporate Giving - LICM offers a variety of benefits to companies who want to support LICM.  Corporate Memberships provide employees tickets to visit the Museum.  See options: Corporate Membership Levels (PDF).  Special Event sponsorships provide access and exposure to the LI Business community through our annual gala, Cupcakes and Cocktails, see here.   Exhibit Sponsorships provide branding and awareness to our LICM visitors and guests over a period of time.  Please contact us at or 516-224-5826 for more information.

Facebook Fundraiser - Set up a fundraiser on Facebook for Long Island Children's Museum. Ask your friends and network to contribute.  100% of donations will be forwarded to LICM.  To learn how to set up a Facebook Fundraiser visit this link and select Fundraisers for Charitable Organizations.

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

Audited Financial Statement  FY21 (PDF)

FY21 990 (PDF)

Donor and Member Privacy Policy (PDF)

COVID-19 Impact


Additional information on LICM’s Financial Picture

  • LICM is a 501C3 non-profit organization, Tax ID:11-3035221.  
  • We get 52% of our income from earned revenue - admission fees, field trips, theater sales and other sources; and 48% from donations - grants, sponsorships, events, and memberships.
  • We are not a County-run facility. All the Museum’s operating costs are earned independently.