Volunteer-led and Community Supported
Design plays a powerful role in our culture: drawing together communities, igniting imaginations, empowering critical thinking, promoting questioning, and encouraging understanding.
Today, the world we share is complex, challenging, and divided. We must find, and leverage, every shared experience, every opportunity, every piece of common ground. Design can be this common ground. With a mission of strengthening design culture and building community, the Chicago Design Museum makes design accessible.
Your gift provides free exhibitions and events that create common ground, and makes design accessible.
Keep ChiDM free and open to the public, and cover tour ticket costs for 5 students
Empower Critical Thinking:
Add 2 books or 20 magazines to our library, accessible to students and members
Provide supplies like x-actos, pens, and notebooks for one of our design workshops
Supply volunteers with tools and paint as they design and build exhibitions together
Offer our interns a stipend (in addition to course credit and a sincere thank you)
Support dozens of hours of free programming that draws together communities
Show visitors the ideas and objects that unite us through two exhibitions next year
Every Dollar Helps:
Donations at every level are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!
ChiDM is a registered non-profit. Donations are tax-deductible. If you prefer, checks can be made payable to “Chicago Design Museum” and sent to 108 N State St, 3rd Fl, Chicago, IL 60602.