Since 1953, gifts and bequests of art and artifacts and donations of money have enabled the C.M. Russell Museum to grow. Donations of goods and services in kind from businesses and corporations have been especially valuable for capital development. Some gifts may also establish a lasting memorial of cultural and educational value for years to come.

The C.M. Russell Museum is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your gifts are deductible within IRS regulations.


Cash: The museum gratefully accepts donations of any dollar amount. Donate Now >>

Planned Giving: A wonderful way to support the future of the C. M. Russell Museum is to provide for a future gift, either through your estate plan, a life income gift such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, or through a charitable lead trust. Learn More About Planned Giving to the C.M. Russell Museum >>

Bequests:  The most common form of deferred giving is a bequest in a person’s will or revocable (“living”) trust.  Bequests are a wonderful way to have an impact beyond your lifetime and to leave a meaningful legacy that will make a difference for many years to come.

Life Income Gifts:  Life income gifts benefit both the museum and the donor.  Donors may receive tax and financial benefits by creating a life income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder  trust through which you can receive fixed payments.

In-kind Goods and Services: A great way for businesses to partner with the museum.

For more information, please contact Senior Director of External Relations Jackie Slovak at 406-727-8787, ext. 321.

Art and Artifacts
Donations of art allow us to grow the museum’s collection, and ensure that these treasures are available for people of all ages to enjoy in perpetuity. While art does go through an acceptance process, these donations are tax deductible at their fair market value.

To donate artwork or artifacts, please contact Brenda Kornick, Collections Manager, at (406)-727-8787, ext. 310, or An important consideration for both museum and donor to understand is that donations or bequests of new acquisitions convey to the museum the liability of caring for the donated material. The donation of a collection or even a few works of art, artifacts, or archival materials should be accompanied by a cash contribution to the museum’s operating funds for the care of the donated materials. The museum will expend these funds on providing storage, display space, security, conservation, documentation, curatorial research, and many other costs associated with the addition of donations to the museum’s collections.

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