Support the Phillips


Your Gift Matters

No matter what its size, your gift will play an invaluable role in the future of the museum and have an impact on all who come to enjoy the Phillips.

Unrestricted gifts go toward a wide range of needs at the Phillips, including maintenance of the 1897 Phillips house and expanded modern facilities, outstanding special exhibitions, engaging educational outreach, and the conservation of works of art. General support nurtures the museum's growth, empowering the Phillips to reach out in exciting new ways to our community and beyond. These tax-deductible gifts go directly to areas of greatest need within the museum.


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Please call 202-387-3036

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Sundays, noon–7pm
(except Federal holidays)

You will be asked to supply all information requested on the Donation Form.


Please print the Donation Form, fill it out, and send it to:

The Phillips Collection
Development Department
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


Double or even triple the impact of your donation to The Phillips Collection by participating in your employer's matching gift program.

Many employers will match your charitable contribution to the Phillips with an equal or higher amount if you or your spouse are an employee, retiree, or board member of a company. The Phillips Collection is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, an important qualification for many companies' matching gifts programs.

Check with your company to see if they have a matching gifts program and to request a matching gift form from your employer. Send the completed and signed form with your gift and we will do the rest!

For more information about employer matching gifts, contact:

     Development Department

Support Music

Since its opening in 1921, the Phillips has included music programs as an integral part of its cultural offerings. The Sunday Concerts, established in 1941, are among Washington's premier chamber music programs. The Phillips offers an exciting evening concert series, Leading International Composers. Jazz performances enliven Phillips after 5 on the first Thursday of the month.

We invite your participation in three initiatives to support music programs:

75th Anniversary Season Sponsorship
Sponsorship opportunities begin at $5,000. Sponsors receive recognition in 75th anniversary season promotional materials and enjoy benefits including exclusive seating to Sunday Concerts and invitations to two signature programs: the 75th season Prelude Concert and a Benefit Concert by Emanuel Ax. 
Music Endowment Fund
A current or legacy gift to endow Phillips Music allows the Phillips to expand its impact, engage still more diverse communities, build creative conversations with partners around the globe, and interact with a broader community of artists. Endowment gifts are fully tax-deductible.
Phillips Chamber Society
Consider joining the Phillips Chamber Society by adding a $1,500 season subscription to any category of museum membership. Benefits include free admission and guaranteed seating at Sunday Concerts and Leading International Composers, as well as advance e-mail notice of concert programming. ($945 tax-deductible)

For more information about supporting Phillips Music, contact:

     Development Department

Support the Library and Archives

The Phillips Collection has a long-standing commitment to supporting research into modern art through its on-site library and archives. In 2006, the library and archives moved into a new, modern library space. Since then, an ambitious, multiyear cataloging initiative has allowed the library to launch an online catalog, which includes finding aids, oral histories, and other resources.

You can help the Phillips library and archives to continue moving forward as a high-quality, specialized resource for modern art research through two initiatives:

Digital bookplates displayed on the library's website and linked to specific works in the catalog acknowledge the generosity of library donors and friends.

The Phillips Collection is conducting professional oral history interviews with Phillips family members, former directors, current and former staff members, and others. You can help fund the costs for an interview, which may include preparatory research, a transcription fee, and travel.

For more information about supporting the library and archives, contact:

     Development Department