Ways to Give


As a museum that prides itself on being free to the public, membership support and program sponsorship is vital to continuing to provide exhibitions, arts enrichment programs, classes and workshops, as well as a variety of social events to celebrate the community we are all part of.


In addition to individual and organizational memberships in the Jemison Carnegie Foundation, there are program sponsorships available:


Arts Camp Scholarship Sponsors:

A gift of $80 to the Jemison Carnegie Foundation will support one scholarship for Arts Camp for Kids. The gift is tax-deductible. There are many children in our community that would benefit greatly from being part of the experience. 


In 2016, through the generosity of our sponsors, we were able to give 30 scholarships to children referred to us by First Family, many churches in the area as well as police and fire employees.


Memorial Gift:

Consider making a gift to benefit museum operations or a specific program to provide a legacy for a loved one.  You may specify the use of the funds, such as for  “Art in the Schools” or “Arts Enrichment programs” or you can make a gift to ongoing museum operations. Your gift will provide vital funding to programs that will benefit joy, learning and appreciation of the arts in our community.


The gift is tax deductible and will be recognized on the web-site and in museum publications unless you choose not to.


Matching Program Gifts:

Various public and private organizations make funds available to museums and art programs across the state. Most of them require matching funds to fund a program through one of the available grants.


If you are interested in providing some matching funds to support a particular program at the museum, please contact the museum to discuss your interest.


We anticipate applying for grants for 2017 and 2018 in the areas of Fine and Folk Arts Workshops and classes, as well as Alabama Bi-centential related Arts and Humanities exhibits, such as a “Phase II- 1880 to Today” of the “Notable Talladegans” exhibit,  as well as a program to provide online information on historical Talladega photographs and documents.