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Make a Gift

Your tax-deductible donation will help to ensure that this museum continues to play a unique role in the cultural life of the University through its acquisition, conservation, interpretation, and exhibition of musical instruments.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments depends heavily on private funding for the support of its activities as a museum. Facing ongoing budgetary constraints, it continues to rely even more on the generosity of members, friends, alumni, and the public to maintain and develop its services to the University and to the community at large.

Cash Contributions
Contributions to the Collection can be made both online and by mail. Check can be made payable to “Yale University” and mailed to the following address:

Yale University
Collection of Musical Instruments
P.O. Box 208278
New Haven, CT 06520-8278

To make a cash contribution, please proceed to the following donation page:



Bequests and Planned Giving
To inquire about a bequest or planned giving, please call (203) 432-0822 and leave a message. Or send an e-mail to: musinst@yale.edu

Associates Program

To provide ongoing support to the Collection while enjoying special privileges of membership, please consider joining the museum’s Associates Program.

Donations in Kind

To inquire about donations in kind, please contact us at the postal address, telephone number, or e-mail address above. Donations of musical instruments and related objects will be considered in accordance with the museum’s accession policies and current program of acquisition.