Make a Gift

The Indianapolis Museum of Art welcomes over 400,000 visitors annually into our Museum, gardens and historic Lilly estate. As a private museum, we receive less than 1% of our funding from public funds. We rely on the generous support of the community through donations, sponsorships, and memberships. Purchasing an IMA membership is a great way to support the museum, but membership commitments only make up 3% of our revenue budget.

By donating to the IMA, you will be helping the Museum to maintain and improve quality arts programming for visitors of all ages and walks of life. Donations also go to the preservation and acquisition of art and support our ability to offer free docent-led tours. And, these financial contributions help us with the ongoing maintenance and improvements of our campus buildings and our spectacular gardens.

We have a variety of levels of personal and corporate donor programs that range from a simple, online donation to charitable bequests. Please click on the links below to learn more about ways that you can support the IMA and help us to continue to play a critical role in developing a deep appreciation of the arts and nature among Hoosiers and all visitors to our campus.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deducible. Please consult with your financial advisor about how a donation to the IMA best suits your personal situation.

If you have questions, please contact the Development Department by phone at 317-920-2684 or by email at

Donate Today

Support the IMA with an easy, online donation today!

Ways to Give

Learn more about the different ways to give. These gifts provide critical support for the care of our permanent collection, beautification of our expansive gardens and grounds, and the preservation of our historic estate.