Give Artfully

Inspire your community and your museum to embrace creativity and art. Make a powerful impact by supporting GRAM’s world-class exhibitions and educational programs. Introduce art into thousands of lives of every year through your generous donations.

Contact the Advancement Office at 616.831.2907 or to make a gift over the phone, transfer appreciated securities, or discuss special donation possibilities.

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act brings some positive changes to charitable giving. Check out this guide that highlights the benefits you can receive if you have already contributed, or plan to contribute to our Annual Fund at this time.

Annual Fund

Contributions from donors like you provide crucial funding above and beyond membership dues—these gifts have a direct impact on every facet of our day-to-day operations, not only in the galleries and the Education Center, but also extending into the community.

GRAM strives to foster new conversation through innovative exhibitions, rich collections, and thought-provoking learning opportunities. Exhibitions at GRAM are more than simply works of art hanging on the gallery walls. They are engaging, participatory experiences that connect us by creating dialogue through artist talks, panel discussions, interactive gallery spaces, and digital resources. Through all of our programs and exhibitions, we are connecting with people to encourage a deeper relationship with art that resonates in our everyday lives in meaningful ways. You help provide opportunities for personal encounters with art throughout the year for school children, families, and individuals—many visiting for the first time.

Give online or mail your contribution to:
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Donor Circle

From bringing engaging exhibitions to our galleries, to creating encriching art experiences and investing in a new generation of artists and audience members alike, our Donor Circle supporters make it all possible.

Individuals who make contributions to GRAM that total $500 or more are recognized in the Donor Circle! This dynamic program offers free admission and a range of benefits including invitations to unique member-only events and tours, travel opportunities, and recognition as museum supporters.

Donor Circle Members enjoy all the great benefits of a GRAM Membership including: Reciprocal benefits to over 600 museums, parking vouchers for city ramps for each visit, 20% discount at the Museum Store, discounts for lectures, concerts, and summer art camps, special access to GRAM during ArtPrize, invitations to member events and trips.

Join the Donor Circle online or email or call 616.831.2907.

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Additional Resources and Information

Annual Report
Donor Circle Recognition
Each level receives two membership cards. As a Donor Circle member, you may receive occasional benefits that will affect the tax deductibility of your donation which will be automatically noted in your tax receipt. Please notify us if you would like to decline benefits in order to deduct the full amount of your gift as a charitable contribution.

Stewardship Circle
Fellow ($500+) – 4 guests
Patron ($1,000+) – 4 guests
Advocate ($2,500+) – 6 guests

Leadership Circle
Sustainer ($5,000+) – 6 guests
Benefactor ($10,000+) – 8 guests
Conservator ($15,000+) – 8 guests
Luminary ($25,000) – 10 guests
Visionary ($50,000) – 10 guests

Donor Privacy Policy
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Contributions to the Art Museum can include gifts of stocks or bonds. Gifts of appreciated securities that have been held for more than one year, provide the donor with an additional benefit – a charitable deduction for the full fair market value and no capital gains tax on the appreciated value. In order to transfer appreciated securities to the Art Museum, please contact the Development Department at (616) 831-2906. Transfers to GRAM are facilitated by Merrill Lynch. The donor will provide the name of:

  • Remitting Brokerage House
  • Name(s) of Securities
  • Number of Shares

The Art Museum receiving contact information is:

Merrill Lynch
Attn: Jennifer Scharphorn
250 Monroe NW, Suite 600
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Business Telephone: 616.774.4271
Business Fax: 616.774.4217
Account name: Grand Rapids Art Museum
Account number: 67604E62
DTC number: 8862
Tax ID: 38-1387136

The Art Museum encourages donors to seek professional advice from their trusted accountant or tax preparer prior to making gifts of appreciated securities.

Matching Gift Companies
Many companies will match charitable contributions made by employees, doubling or even tripling the impact of your gift. If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution to GRAM can be generously increased and will do even more to support the Museum’s mission.

Matching your gift is simple:
Contact your company’s Personnel, Human Resources, or Community Relations department to see if they have a matching gift program. If they do, complete the steps provided by your employer either online or by mail. If not completed online, please return your form to:

Grand Rapids Art Museum
Attn: Advancement Office
101 Monroe Center
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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