Four people smiling and talking in front of a painting by Frank Stella
  • Four people smiling and talking in front of a painting by Frank Stella

The CMA Fund

People who give to the CMA Fund have an immediate and meaningful impact on the day-to-day operations of the museum. These gifts touch every facet of the institution, from the safe upkeep of our galleries and public spaces to the planning of exhibitions that are open to all. Gifts to the CMA Fund are fully tax deductible and enable the museum to deploy resources where they are needed most.

Through the generosity of gifts received to the CMA Fund, this past year we were able to reach thousands of students through innovative virtual programs, plan an exciting slate of on-site exhibitions for 2021 and beyond, and contribute to the northeast Ohio community through special initiatives, including:

  • More than 5,000 art-making kits distributed to children and families in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Greater Cleveland Food Bank
  • A new Community Arts Center opening this summer in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood offering art-making activities for youth and families who may find it difficult to reach the museum site in University Circle
  • A breathtaking refurbishment of our galleries of contemporary art featuring more work by women artists and artists of color

By donating to the CMA Fund, you enrich the core activities of the museum and preserve the Cleveland Museum of Art as a center of art and culture in our community.

There are many ways to support the museum. Several options are outlined below. If you have questions about how to make your gift, please contact us at 216-421-7350. Thank you so much for your support!

Text to Give

By Text
Text “OURCMA” to 44321

Gifts of Cash via Check or Credit Card

By Mail
Member and Donor Center
The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

By Phone

On the web

Gifts of Stock

We can work with your broker to arrange a gift of stock, which may allow you to avoid capital gains tax.

Direct Transfer though an IRA

Donors 70½ or older can make a gift directly from an IRA due to the permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover provision.

Gifts through a Charitable Trust, Foundation, or Donor-Advised Fund

Donors may make a donation through a charitable trust, foundation, or donor-advised fund.

For additional information about charitable giving and the tax benefits associated with the CARES Act, click here.