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Create a future that values the past with Amerind

Ways to Give

Your gift helps the Amerind community learn and experience even more Native American history and enjoy the rich cultural diversity of the Southwest. With your partnership, in the next five years we will:

  • Offer visitors and scholars exciting discovery and research opportunities through new collections and archives
  • Propel Amerind into a larger public and research world spotlight
  • Renovate and restore our historic facilities and breathtaking property to serve Amerind’s 21st century needs

Give Today

Individual contributions are gifts that are generally designated as unrestricted to support Amerind’s entire operations. They can be cash, stock transfers, IRA/401K charitable distributions, or donor-designated funds.

Annual Fund

Our spring and fall appeals for the Annual Fund support the ongoing work of Amerind, including exhibits, collections, research, and programming.

Special Philanthropic Project

Amerind is home to one of the largest and best documented Zuni and Navajo jewelry collections in the world; jewelers who pioneered a uniquely American art form that thrust Indigenous design and vision onto a global stage. We have many plans for the collection in the years ahead from more Indigenous artist talks and residencies through new facilities to expand archival storage and Amerind programming. You can be a part of expanding community-learning opportunities and Amerind’s long-term plans for the new collection.

Curator Endowment

The care and protection of Amerind’s world-class collection of 38,000 objects requires dedicated full-time curatorial leadership with appropriate and stable financial resources. Our Chief Curator position, the William Duncan Fulton Curator of Anthropology, is funded by the Endowment and leads all of our curatorial work, collections care, and museum exhibition strategy. You, the Amerind community, have an opportunity to make an endowed gift of any amount. Your ongoing support of the Curator Endowment will continue growing this critical resource for our museum, long into the future.

Planned Giving

Planned giving opportunities are available as a most generous way to share your own personal legacy with the Amerind community through your estate, retirement account, stock investments, and property.

Community generosity provides opportunities for Indigenous artists and leaders to share their art and traditions. You support scholars writing new chapters in Southwestern history and world archaeology. You allow expansion of our collections and critical improvements to our magnificent historic facilities.

Amerind relies on private support for nearly half of our annual operating expenses. All that we do throughout the year is for and because of you.

Beautiful and significant new collections are growing community learning, such as the recent addition of 8,500 stunning Zuni (A:shiwi) and Navajo (Diné) jewelry pieces. Innovative research topics are improving our understanding of the US-Mexico borderlands and other complex issues.

What is your greatest passion for Amerind?

Giving opportunities are available to support all aspects of our mission whether your key interest is in our scholarly contributions, world-class collections, educational public programming, western and contemporary Indigenous art, or our historic facilities.

Thank you for being a part of Amerind’s future!

Create a future that values the past with Amerind. (520) 586-3666