MSA’s Donation Funds

MSA is is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity. By contributing to the campaigns listed below, you’ll help ensure that our work continues. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure online credit card processing system.  We welcome donations of all sizes, and we appreciate your support of MSA and the association’s programs.



MSA’s mission is to support our members in all that they do. We provide insights and expertise to help make our members’ jobs easier and help them grow their bottom lines. Our members’ stores contribute to the sustainability of their institutions while at the same time playing significant roles in extending the experience beyond the walls of their institutions. Our vendor members are also critical to the success of our institution members.

Nonprofit retail stores play a central role in continuing the educational journey of visitors to the institution . To help nonprofit professionals and store operators in this effort, MSA works to identify trends, understand new technology and provide information to help make them successful. Income from membership, MSA FORWARD, and MSA’s other activities enable the association to fulfill its mission, but your tax-free contribution to the MSA Annual Fund will enable us to continue to provide the best in operational tools for our members.

Your tax-free gift to the MSA Annual Fund will go a long way to support MSA and its mission. The Museum Store Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.

To donate to the MSA Annual Fund, click here.


The MSA Memorial Scholarship Fund has enabled dozens of museum store professionals to attend MSA FORWARD (the Retail Conference & Expo) to learn more about their trade and strengthen their skills, thereby enhancing the industry. Each applicant must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must never have attended MSA FORWARD
  • Must certify financial need
  • Must be an MSA member in good standing

Applicants will be selected by the Memorial Scholarship Committee and will receive written notification of their selection. Your donation to this scholarship fund allows MSA to continue offering this opportunity to worthy individuals.

To donate to the MSA Memorial Scholarship Fund, click here.


On the Sunday following US Thanksgiving Day, nearly 1,000 museum stores representing all fifty states, twelve countries, and four continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside many of the world’s favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone. Show your support for Museum Store Sunday with your generous donation to this program.

To donate to the MSA Museum Store Sunday Fund, click here.

If you have any questions about MSA’s donation funds, please contact the Museum Store Association by email at or by phone at (202) 367-1106.