Support Lifelong Learning & Education in STEM
Your gift impacts every aspect of the Discovery Center. It boosts access for Idaho students to experience quality, hands-on STEM educational opportunities. It guarantees fresh and engaging exhibitions. It delivers memorable and positive hands-on learning, which helps inspire future career paths in STEM fields for Idaho’s next generation. Your financial support makes a galactic difference. Thank you for your consideration!
Support STEM Programming
Support STEM programming and hands-on exhibits for students in underserved Idaho schools, empowering students to explore hands-on exhibits and world-class traveling exhibitions at substantially reduced rates.
A contribution of $1,000 will help fund over 160 students. $2,500 will help fund over 400 students. $10,000 will help fund over 1,600 students.
Why Discovery Center?
Discovery Center of Idaho is Idaho’s only hands-on science center. We provide fun, interactive STEM learning by bringing the community hands-on exhibits, world-class traveling exhibitions, non-traditional educational programming for all ages, and a safe space for all to explore. Located in the heart of Boise’s downtown, we’ve been inspiring lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math since 1988.
The Discovery Center of Idaho is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation existing without state or federal funding, dependent on Tax deductible contributions from community-minded citizens, corporations, and foundations.
Make a Gift of Stock
Support STEM programming and exhibits by donating your appreciated stock to the Discovery Center. Your gift will help spark an interest in STEM for visitors of all ages.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Did you know that you could be supporting the Discovery Center of Idaho each time you shop at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card? Take a moment to link your Rewards Card to the Discovery Center as the charity of your choice, and remember to use your Rewards Cards every time you shop. It's that easy!
Make a Legacy Gift
Help ensure the Discovery Center of Idaho can continue to inspire STEM for future generations to come by making a legacy gift through your will or bequest. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Make an In-Kind Contribution
Donate event space, food, beverages, printing, advertising, silent or live auction items, office supplies, and other budget-relieving goods and services to the Discovery Center. Contact us at email@example.com.
Partners in Discovery
Spread your donation across the year! Set up a recurring monthly donation online. When you join Partners in Discovery, you provide strong and steady timely funding. Together, we can achieve our mission to inspire lifelong learning and interest in STEM.
Your monthly support ensures that curiosity never closes and:
Levels of Investment
- Special quarterly updates from the Director
- VIP invites to special events, exhibition openings, and more
- Opportunities for “behind the scenes” tours of the Discovery Center
- Invitations to an annual Partners in Discovery thank you event at the Center
- Recognition on the donor wall in our lobby and in our annual report
Corporate support of the Discovery Center of Idaho is an investment in our region’s economic vitality, cultural ecosystem, and community vibrancy. Whether it’s sponsoring an event, exhibition or program, volunteering or providing in-kind goods or expertise, there are many benefits to corporate support, and involvement shows an investment in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and beyond.
Our corporate partners are committed to leadership, learning, and community involvement. Corporate partners provide critical operating support for the Discovery Center’s operations, including exhibits, collections, public and educational programming, cultural events, and community access initiatives. Supporting the Discovery Center through the corporate partnership program demonstrates your company’s commitment to Idaho’s next generation of innovators. By igniting curiosity and fueling a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking, together we can empower the next generation of great thinkers!
To learn more, or to discuss more ways to partner, contact Development Director Lydia Bassett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 208.343.9895 ext. 242
Sponsor a Feature Exhibition
Match Employee Gifts
Recognize your employees’ generosity by matching their cash contributions to the Discovery Center.
Benefits and Recognition
We recognize that sponsorship decisions are often driven by marketing needs. To deliver the maximum return to your company, we can work with you to design a benefits package that meets your needs. Please call us to learn more about how your company can be a champion of STEM learning and discovery. All recognition includes: boosted social media shout outs to 13,000+ followers, logo display on our website; in printed newsletters and the annual report; on community posters around town, and special invitations to Discovery Center of Idaho events.
Special Thanks To:
There is always something new happening: new programs to fund, new exhibitions to highlight, new young minds to nurture, and that means new opportunities for sponsorship! If your organization is interested in working with us to promote STEM education in our community, please contact us at email@example.com or call 208.343.9895 ext. 242.