donation requests

donation request policy

Each year Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum receives numerous donation requests from a variety of individuals and organizations and we try to honor as many of these requests as possible. Due to timing and volume of requests, we cannot guarantee a donation to every worthy cause and cannot respond to declined requests. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and based upon missing aligned criteria. Due to the amount of requests, Explore & More restricts donations to community partner organizations.

Please review the guidelines below to determine if your organization is eligible. Only donation requests submitted through our online form will be considered. Please do not send multiple requests.


  • Your organization must be a non-profit organization and must be aligned with our mission.
  • Your organization must have a 501c3 or tax-exempt status. You must provide your organization’s valid tax-ID number for your request to be considered.
  • Donation request must be received 3 months prior to the day of the event or organization needs the item, Explore & More will review requests monthly. We limit how many Donation requests we accept each month. Only approved requests will receive a response.
  • An organization is eligible to receive one donation item per year.
  • Your organization must provide us with an event flyer or marketing materials related to your event and upload when applying online.
  • Please note expiration date may apply to your donation, not used by the expiration date will become void and will not be reissued.
  • Donations are limited to fundraising events only, we do not provide door prizes.
  • The following groups are not eligible to receive donations: individuals or individual families, for-profit organizations and political parties.

how to apply

You must complete our online donation request form below. Online donation request form must be completely filled out in order for your request to be considered, written or phone requests are not accepted.

  • Organization Information

  • Address
  • Contact Name * Required
  • Event Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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  • Do you have 501c3 status? * Required
  • Has Explore & More supported this event in the past? * Required
  • Reminder: Please remember to email scanned copies of your Tax Exempt form and Event flyer/Marketing pieces to
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.