Support the Museum
As southeastern Idaho’s only art museum, The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) is a vital community resource. It is also a nonprofit entity. This means that the Museum relies on the support of friends like you to allow us to continue providing stellar exhibitions and educational outreach programs to the region. Your contributions to The Art Museum may make you eligible for favorable tax benefits that greatly reduce the actual cost of your donation. This is especially true if you qualify for the Idaho Education Tax Credit.
PARTNERS, our business membership program, allows corporations to support The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho through exhibit or event sponsorships. Business PARTNERS can also benefit their employees or customers by holding a private after-hours event at the Museum.
Donations made to the Museum allow for the presentation of exhibitions and outreach programs to the community. The Museum accepts donations of art for resale at fundraisers.
Donations to the Gabrielle Fund will provide educational art opportunities at The Art Museum (TAM) for children and teens living in eastern Idaho through scholarships for art classes and camps, art supplies, museum memberships and internships. The endowment fund is dedicated in loving memory of Gabrielle Janibagian, an artist.
On a limited basis, the Museum accepts donations of art for its permanent collection. For more information or to see if a work of art fits the guidelines for our permanent collection, please contact the director at (208) 524-7777.
The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.