The purpose of the Family Museum Foundation is to provide a vehicle to encourage private gifts and contributions in support of the programs and services presented in and to the Quad City regional community by the Family Museum.
Charitable giving to the Family Museum Foundation is crucial to
providing for the Museum's future and the generations to come. All
gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Programs at the Family Museum in need of support include:
First Place for First Grade
Currently, the Family Museum Foundation is in the midst of its First Place for First Grade Annual Campaign. All online gifts received right now will help the Museum's initiative to provide free transportation and admission to every first grade student in the Quad Cities.
"First Place for First Grade is designed to underwrite the cost of field trips to the Family Museum for first-grade students in the Quad Cities," explains Mike Laas, Foundation board member. "The Family Museum Foundations understands the challenges teachers have in providing opportunities for their students outside the classroom. We are working to alleviate one of those challenges by establishing a fund which will cover the admission and transportation costs for a visit to the Family Museum for first graders."
The Family Museum is able to award a limited number of scholarships to eligible families to support Museum membership. Access Assistance is generously supported by the Family Museum Foundation.
To apply, please fill out the application form and return with the required documentation. Applications are typically processed within two weeks. You will be notified by mail of your award status.
Access Assistance awards are based up on the Federal Government's Free and Reduced School Meals program guidelines. Families that are eligible for reduced price school meals may be awarded 90% support. To view the eligibility guidelines for the current year, please visit the USDA School Meals program webpage at http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/notices/iegs/IEGs.htm. Your child does not have to be enrolled in public school to qualify for assistance; we simply use these guidelines as a determination of need.
Questions regarding your application may be directed to Caroline at any time. She can be reached by telephone at 563-344-4106 or by e-mail
Planned and Sustained Giving
If you would like to discuss a planned gift or a sustained giving plan, please feel free to contact Tracey Kuehl, Museum Director at (563) 344-4161, or Jeff Reiter, Business Development Manager at (563) 344-4168. They will be happy to meet with and assist you with your interest in giving to the Family Museum Foundation.
Rethink, Reshape, Reinvent
The Family Museum opened to the public in its current location in 1997
and the purpose of Rethink, Reshape,
Reinvent is the renovation and reuse of the Family Museum's existing 7,100
square feet of exhibit permanent gallery space in order to provide a new set of
learning experiences and environments specifically designed to meet the needs
of young learners age 8 and younger and their adult caregivers. The renovated gallery space will encompass
approximately 7,690 square feet.
How to Donate
Donations can be made to:
Family Museum Foundation
2900 Learning Campus Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Donors are acknowledged in a number of ways, or if you choose, your gift can remain anonymous. Thank you for your consideration of a gift to the Family Museum Foundation!