The Motown Sound is in our DNA. We remember growing up listening to Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson. After hearing Marvin Gaye on repeat, “What’s Going On?” was just part of our daily vocabulary. Diana Ross defined style and the Temptations had all the moves. Back in the day, Motown was the epicenter of creativity, and Motown Museum remains an iconic symbol of Detroit and American music.
Through creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, Motown gave young people an opportunity to reach their full potential and united individuals from different cultures and backgrounds around the world. Your generous support will help honor the legacy of the Motown Sound—and the artists, musicians, songwriters and producers who created it.
Motown Museum, a non-profit 501c3 organization, uses this legacy of excellence to educate and motivate people, especially youth, through exhibitions and immersive programs that promote the values of vision, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Motown Museum’s free and low-cost programs coupled with an authentic historic visitor experience provides unique opportunities for all to become engaged and inspired.
As we engage in our most ambitious expansion to date, you can be part of our bold future. Your support will help preserve, protect, and present Motown’s global story and impact the lives of aspiring artists and entrepreneurs.
Ways To Support
When you contribute to the Motown Museum, you become part of a rich musical and cultural legacy. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit, tax-exempt organization in Detroit.
Your tax-deductible personal or corporate contributions support important education and resource opportunities. Over the years, young aspiring artists and entrepreneurs, mostly inner-city youth, have engaged in our transformative programs. To discuss giving opportunities, call us at (313) 875-2264.
Motown Museum Expansion
Motown Museum has engaged in a $50 MM expansion campaign to preserve the treasured birthplace of Motown Records, Hitsville U.S.A. and legendary recording Studio A. The expanded campus will become a 50,000 square foot world-class tourist destination featuring Hitsville NEXT, our education and community hub and feature dynamic, interactive exhibits, a state-of-the art performance theater, recording studios, expanded retail experiences, and more. Click here to learn more about the expansion.
Fans from Detroit to Denmark have shown their support by becoming a valued Motown Museum Member. For as low as $45, your exclusive benefits will include a personalize membership card, free admission for a year and retail discounts. PLUS, you will enjoy exclusive private events, artist meet and greet opportunities, event presale access and more! A Membership make a great gift for the Motown enthusiast in your life. Click here to learn more information.
Motown Museum hosts thousands of students annually, but many young aspiring artists and entrepreneurs lack the opportunity to experience this inspiring experience due to School budget limitations. You can motivate our youth and promote the values of vision, creativity, and entrepreneurship by sponsoring afield trip. For a little as $1,000,you can gift this experience for up to 30 students, chaperones and provide quality transportation. For details, call (313) 875-2264 and ask for the Development Department.
Third Party Fundraisers
The Motown Museum is always looking to build community and make friends. Groups or individuals can host an approved third-party event or activity and make Motown Museum the beneficiary. Examples include: Golf outings, 5K Races, Raffles (50/50),Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Bowl-a-Thon. Individuals can raise funds through social media birthday campaigns or suggest donations in lieu of gifts commemorating birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions. To coordinate your effort, please call the Development office at (313) 875-2264
Planned Giving and Endowment Support
The Motown Museum offers several planned giving opportunities, all of which can be tailored to meet your specific financial and estate-planning needs. By remembering the Museum in your will, establishing a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust, supporting our endowment or making the Museum a beneficiary of your 401K, IRA, or Life Insurance policy, you may create a lifetime stream of income for you and/or a member of your family, as well as enjoy a significant charitable income tax or estate tax education. For details, please call the Development office at (313) 875-2264.
In-Kind and Artifact Donations
Motown Museum welcomes the donation of artifacts which may be used to help tell the Motown story in current or future exhibitions. Although all keepsakes hold priceless personal value, we are not able to accept all items. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about any artifacts. To speak with a member of our team, please call(313) 875-2264for the Curatorial Department. Please note, the Museum does not purchase items, cannot give appraisals, advise on tax-deductions or estimate the value of your collection.