How to Give

General Information

While the The Emily Dickinson Museum raises most of its own funds for operations and special projects, it is owned by the Trustees of Amherst College. The Museum operates under the College’s federal tax identification number and IRS 501(c)(3) designation: #04-2103542. Checks can be made out to the Emily Dickinson Museum.


Donate online through our donation form

By Mail

You may send a check payable to the Emily Dickinson Museum by mail to:

Emily Dickinson Museum
20 Triangle Street
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

By Phone

Phone: 413-542-5084 (During this time, please leave a message, a number to reach you, and we will return your call.)

Sustained Giving

A recurring gift plan makes your annual gift to the Museum easy and convenient. Credit cards can be charged monthly, quarterly or annually. Signing up is as easy as checking the recurring giving box on our donation form. We can also help you set this up by calling or emailing our office.

Gifts in honor, celebration, or in memory

Honor, celebrate, or remember someone special through a gift to the Emily Dickinson Museum. We will inform the family or person of your thoughtful gift.
Donate online through our donation form

Matching Gifts

Your company may match your gift. Guidelines and amounts vary by company. Please check with your employer to see if they match charitable contributions.

Matching gift forms may be mailed to:

Emily Dickinson Museum
20 Triangle Street
Amherst, MA  01002

Matching gifts forms can also be emailed to: development[at] If necessary, checks can be made out to the Trustees of Amherst College and designated to the Emily Dickinson Museum.

By Securities Transfer

The Emily Dickinson Museum is owned by the Trustees of Amherst College. Security transfers are processed through the Amherst College finance office. Please contact the development office for more information at 413-542-5084 or development[at]  You can find complete instructions here on Amherst College’s website.

Create a Legacy and Make a Bequest

Browse the Gift Planning page for detailed information about about making a bequest, gift and estate planning, or contact our office at 413-542-5084 or

Giving Societies

Join a community of partners actively involved in amplifying Emily Dickinson’s vibrant poetic voice from the place she called home.

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