A Gift of Knowledge

Matching Gift Challenge

Last year, 24,198 youth STEM scholarships were provided and more than 45,000 individuals were inspired to create through The Bakken Museum. We want to let you know about an amazing opportunity to make your contribution go TWICE as far!

The Bakken Museum Board of Directors has offered to match any gift you send by December 31, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000. Our board members are thrilled to offer this matching challenge that will unlock new discoveries through your contribution by:

  • Providing museum access membership for individuals or families on government assistance
  • Supporting the historical preservation of our collection
  • Hosting STEM outreach workshops for 4th graders in our Twin Cities public schools
  • Providing more than 10,000 students a year K-12 with field trips at The Bakken Museum

Please consider giving a tax deductible gift to help The Bakken Museum fulfill its mission of inspiribng  a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.

Your Gift, Your Way

During the donation process, you can select how you'd like to designate your gift:

  • In memory of Earl Bakken
  • Individual Donation
  • Honorarium
  • In Memorial
  • Gift of Appreciated Stocks

For more information about gift levels, types of gifts, or how to donate, please contact The Bakken Museum Director of Advancement Lee Koch by phone at 612.926.3878 x215 or by email at koch@thebakken.org.

$1,000 can provide one month of hands-on STEM activities
$500 can provide a STEM education school assembly
$250 can provide access to summer camp programming
$100 can help sustain local pollinator habitats
$50 can provide a family of five access to a Discovery Days event
$1,000 for 5 years: Spark an Interest Your gift will enable The Bakken Museum to give approximately 2,400 visitors hands-on science activities including take-home experiment supplies so children and families can continue to explore the wonders of science together.
$5,000 for 5 years: Ignite a Dream Your gift will make it possible for three talented student inventors to participate in a full year of The Bakken Museum’s individual mentoring programs including a summer camp session. Your gift may allow us to mentor the next Bill Gates or Earl Bakken!
$10,000 for 5 years: Transform a Life Your gift will make a far-reaching impact on our community, such as allowing The Bakken Museum to facilitate partnerships with three Minneapolis or St. Paul schools, impacting 360 students a year integrating arts and science into the classroom!

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