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 meeting aligned criteria.  Due to the amount of requests, Explore & More restricts donations to community partner organizations.

  • 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.

donation request guidelines

how to apply

  • You must complete our online donation request form that can be found on our website
  • Online donation request form must be completely filled out in order for your request to be considered, written or phone requests are not accepted.
  • You must email your tax-exempt form and flyer/marketing materials to

Donation Request Form

  • 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.