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Your gifts enable us to advance American Indian art through world-class exhibitions and programs.

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Your Generosity Makes Our Work Possible

The Heard Museum relies on the generosity of supporters like you to serve as a jewel of our community — educating and inspiring our visitors while creating critical opportunities for artists and cultural partners.

We appreciate your support, whether you choose to donate to our Annual Fund, support an exhibition or program, or include the Heard in your estate plans. Your financial support enables us to advance our mission every day — thank you.

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Support the Heard’s Artist Fund

Did you know that in any given year, the Heard’s direct investment in American Indian artists – whether that’s purchases made by our award-winning Museum Shop or payments to performers, teaching artists, or demonstrators – exceeds $2 million? That’s about 15% of our annual budget going back to more than 1,200 American Indian artists every single year.

By supporting this initiative, you are directly supporting American Indian artists. Here are just a few examples of what the Artist Fund supports:

  • Bringing museum exhibitions to life while supporting the livelihoods of hundreds of artists.
  • Presenting live musical artists and performances at events like First Friday and Holidays at the Heard.
  • Sustaining the Heard’s fair wage policy for exhibiting artists- one of the first such policies in the nation by an accredited museum.
  • Providing equitable pay for the teaching artists who share their knowledge with new generations of artists in our classroom and workshop programs.
  • Replenishing acquisition funds so that our award-winning Museum Shop can acquire the best works directly from the artists who make them.
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Support the Grand Gallery Exhibition Fund

By supporting the Grand Gallery Exhibition Fund, you facilitate the Heard’s ability to bring ambitious, original exhibitions that feature premiere Indigenous artists and educate the public on American Indian art and cultures years into the future. Grand gallery exhibitions act as an engine that drives all other museum activities. They are also the most expensive and logistically complicated exhibitions to mount, making reliable annual revenue sources from Grand Gallery supports so valuable.

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Make the Heard Museum a part of your Legacy

Bequests and other legacy planning vehicles ensure the Heard and American Indian art can be enjoyed by visitors for generations to come and are among the most meaningful gifts a donor can make. When you designate the Heard as a beneficiary in your will or trust, you’ll become an exclusive member of the Maie Bartlett Heard Society.

We make this type of giving easy. When you’re ready, we will provide sample language, and will work with you to ensure your gift will fulfill your financial goals and honor your legacy as desired.

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Other Ways to Support the Heard

Support a Specific Program or Exhibition

Direct your gift to support your favorite program or an upcoming exhibition.

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Make a Tribute Gift

Honor someone who loves the Heard by making a gift in their honor or memory.

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We’re Here to Help

To learn more about donating to the Heard or to discuss other giving opportunities, contact our team at

The Heard’s legal name and tax identification number:
Heard Museum
2301 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004

EIN #86-0107517

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Membership Has Its Benefits

Your membership to the Heard pays for itself in as little as two visits. Enjoy free museum admission, invitations to members-only events, discounts for events and the Museum Shop, and a host of additional perks that will elevate your cultural journey.