Franklin Fund Donation Form

The Franklin Fund is TFI’s annual giving platform. Gifts to the Fund allow us to support all aspects of our mission to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. Your support:

  • Provides FREE museum admission for nearly 43,000 students through our field trip Access Program.
  • Delivers intensive youth education programs for middle and high school students, including science workshops, internships and mentorships, and college readiness classes.
  • Makes enhancements to the building, including: updates to the Fels Planetarium and Science Park, the new Wondrous Space exhibit, and an upcoming renovation of the Giant Heart experience.
  • Feeds curiosity and inspire creativity with online resources including The Curious Cosmos podcast, Night Skies@Home, and the CurioCity Roblox video game.
  • Offer seasonal and heritage programs, so that all visitors can see themselves represented in science fields.

Donate by Phone or Mail

For more information about giving to The Franklin Institute, please contact Alex Toner, Director of Individual Giving, at 215-448-1197 or

If you wish to mail your donation, please send your check, payable to The Franklin Institute.

The Franklin Institute 
Development Department
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

If you would like to donate cryptocurrency or shares of stock to The Franklin Institute, please call 215.448.1130.

The Franklin Institute is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.