Individual Giving

Support from individuals and families is vital to The Strong's ability to provide the world-class, one-of-a-kind interactive educational experiences that museum guests and members have to come to expect. Charitable contributions of all sizes help the museum continue to provide the many exhibits, programs, activities, and events that delight children and families, and educators and scholars.

Donate through United Way

The Strong is a donor designation eligible agency for the United Way of Greater Rochester campaign. The Strong’s diverse array of education programs complement United Way’s blueprint for change for school-age youth, allowing you to designate The Strong for part of your United Way gift. In the spirit of community, we ask that you share your gift between The Strong and the United Way Community Fund. If you would like to designate a donation to The Strong, please use the United Way Donor Designation form and indicate The Strong: Youth Education Programs (ID #2556) as the recipient. For more information about how to give to United Way, visit

Three convenient ways to make a tax-deductible gift to The Strong:

  • Online via a secure giving form
  • By phone using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted). Please contact Audrey Blocchi, institutional advancement services coordinator, at 585-410-6346 or
  • By check, payable to The Strong. Please mail to:
    Individual Giving
    Institutional Advancement Office
    The Strong
    One Manhattan Square
    Rochester, NY 14607