Invest in the Future of American History

Your gift helps improve history education in classrooms nationwide. Since our inception we have reached thousands of students and educators, and with your support we can reach even more.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Your donation is fully tax deductible.


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Donate by Mail

Make checks payable to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and mail to:

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
49 West 45th Street, 6th floor
New York, New York 10036

Donate by Stock or Cash Wire

To make a gift of securities or by cash wire, please contact the Development Office for the current account information.

Planned Giving

To help ensure the long-term sustainability of our work, consider including the Institute in your estate plans, charitable gift annuities, and charitable trusts. For sample bequest language, please visit or contact the Development Office.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching-gift programs for charitable contributions—doubling or even tripling the impact of your gift. Check with your human resources department to learn about your options.

Tribute Gifts

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to accept gifts made in memory of loved ones or in honor of family, friends, or special occasions. If you would like to recognize or remember someone with a love of American history and education, you can donate online or send us a letter with the name of the person in whose name you want to make the gift, the occasion (if any), and the name and address of anyone who should recieve a notification of your gift. The amount of your gift remains confidential.


Call the Development Office at 646-366-9666, ext. 20, or email [email protected].

We respect your privacy: Gilder Lehrman does not sell or share any donor’s personal information with any other entity.