The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

is helping to sustain the world's cultural diversity by building understanding, strengthening communities, and reinforcing our shared humanity.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, the impact of the Center is felt far beyond the National Mall. Federal funding covers only 25% of what we need to explore new scholarship and found new partnerships, expand the Folklife Festival and Smithsonian Folkways offerings, and bring new cultural sustainability projects to communities near and far. The rest comes from curious, passionate people like you who want to help us answer some of the most challenging questions of our time: Where have we come from? Where are we going? And what brings us together at a time when so much pulls us apart?

Help the Center thrive with a special tax-deductible gift today.

Paying by check? Please make your check payable to the Smithsonian Institution and mail to:

Smithsonian Institution – CFCH
Attn: Marquinta Bell
PO Box 37012, MRC 520
Washington, DC 20013

For questions or more information, please contact us as

Field Is Required Please select a donation amount:

Billing Information

Payment Information

Credit Card Information:

Payment Method:
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
What is this?