As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Glazer Children’s Museum relies on private donations to maintain a quality educational experience for all children. While admission and special program revenue supports 60% of Museum operations, the remaining 40% must be made up through generous individuals, corporations, and foundations committed to maintaining our award winning children’s museum in Tampa Bay. Your generosity enables the Museum to provide children of all backgrounds and abilities with quality learning experiences that foster curiosity, spark imagination, encourage exploration, and promote lifelong learning.
At the Glazer Children’s Museum, every child belongs! Through various outreach programs, the Museum has something for everyone.
- The Sunshine Sunday program allows exclusive access to children and their families with special needs.
- The Title 1 School Partnership Program ensures that all Title 1 elementary students can visit the Museum and enjoy all educational programs at no cost to them.
- Children’s Board Free Tuesday allows families a chance to enjoy the Museum at no charge, one day per month.
Social Responsibility Fund
The Inception and Implementation
Whether providing access to pediatricians for child therapy, hosting free developmental screenings for children under three, or creating kits and guides for children with special learning needs, the Glazer Children’s Museum is a learning place for all. Since opening in 2010, the Glazer Children’s Museum has been regularly available for free through the public and partnerships with local, like-minded non-profits. The Museum has strategically worked with partners in the Tampa Bay region to ensure access for ALL children especially from socio-economically disadvantaged homes. A strategic survey conducted in January 2016 revealed that the total amount given back to our community in 2015 was $472,490. This effort included:
• Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and WEDU’s Free Tuesdays, advertised on WEDU and bring 1,000-3,000 children and caregivers into the Museum each month.
• Title 1 School Partnership Program, provides nearly 4,000 students with a free field trip each year.
• Partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay to bring over 300 littles to the Museum for free during Spring Break.
• Hillsborough County Library’s Check Out Memberships Program. In the summer of 2015, GCM also offered free admission to all Hillsborough County library card holders totaling 7,000 visitors.
• Layla’s House’s pilot program that offers 20 free family memberships to teen mothers to encourage them to use multiple cultural institutions as they learn parenting skills.
The New Vision
As the Social Responsibility Fund grows, we envision it including:
• GCM’s already extensive programming for children with
disabilities, especially with Autism in partnership with the
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF including our Sunshine Sunday’s program.
• An agreement with Tampa General for all pediatric in-patients and the pediatric diabetes service so that all discharged patients get a Free visit.
• The constant creation of Ability Boxes, toolkits that is for special needs families that can be checked out at our Visitor Services counter including lead blankets, timers, and noise-cancelling headphones.
• An evaluation of signage in the building and our opportunity to make signs bi-lingual for Spanish speaking families.
Make a Difference!
We invite you to contribute to our mission to create learning environments where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. For more information about giving, contact Ryan Gonzalez, Senior Director of Development
firstname.lastname@example.org | 8134433800
Every $1 you donate opens a world of imagination and discovery for a child. No donation is too small.
$25 provides a new animal in the Vet Clinic. Animals are replaced quite often since they receive a lot of love and get handled on a daily basis.
$50 covers the cost of hand sanitizer to fill multiple hand sanitizer stations located through the Museum on a weekly basis.
$100 is the cost to refill the Lego station that is needed bi-monthly.
$250 provides new books for reading nooks located throughout the Museum.
$500 sponsors art materials like paint, brushes, and trays for the Museum’s art lab for one month. The Museum’s art lab is open every Monday from 10am-4pm for drop-in projects.
$1,000 is the cost to provide 16 special needs children and their families an exceptional Museum experience during Sunshine Sunday.
$2,500 is spent on new sand for the sand box area, a very popular place to explore inside the Museum that is refilled about once a quarter.
$5,000 allows the Museum to invest in new technologies that engage Members and our sponsored students living in poverty.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Tax ID 59-2637851 | Registration #CH20272. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling 8004357352 within the state or visiting their website https://csapp.800helpfla.com/cspublicapp/giftgiversquery/giftgiversquery.aspx. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Please note the Museum is incorporated under the name The Children’s Museum of Tampa Inc. and operates under the name Glazer Children’s Museum.