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
280 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

By Phone

Phone: 413-542-5084

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 Reynolda House. Send information about the family or person so they can be notified of your thoughtful gift. All honor, celebration, and memory gifts of $150 and above are acknowledged in the Reynolda House Honor Roll of Donors.

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
280 Main 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.

Gift and Estate Planning

Browse the Gift Planning page for detailed information about planned giving and estate planning, or contact our office at 413-542-5084 or