Ways to give

Ways You Can Support BAM

For over seventy-seven years, the Bellevue Arts Museum has inspired generations of visitors to the wonders of art, craft and design. Like many organizations, BAM is emerging from the impact of the global pandemic and transforming itself with major exhibitions and thoughtful programs become a stronger and even more indispensable resource for our community.

Become more involved with the museum as a supporter. Your tax-deductible gift of any amount makes an immediate impact on the museum’s mission. Make a year-end gift in support of the museum today! All gifts made by 11:59 pm on December 31, 2024 will be included in the 2024 tax-year.


By Mail

Bellevue Arts Museum, Attn: Development
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Please make checks payable to Bellevue Arts Museum. 


Employer Matching 

Does your employer match charitable giving? Make your gift go even farther by claiming a match to your support of BAM. Check with your Human Resources department for eligibility requirements and learn how to request matching funds for your gift and/or volunteer hours. Our development staff will work with you to complete any documentation required. 


Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock are a smart and simple way to maximize the effectiveness of your charitable giving. If stocks you've held for more than a year have increased in value, you may want to consider using these assetsrather than cashto fund your giving. By transferring ownership of your long-term stock to Bellevue Arts Museum, you make a gift to support our programs and exhibitions and might be able to claim a charitable income tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset. 


Donor Advised Fund 

A donor advised fund (or DAF) is a type of charitable investment account that provides an immediate tax benefit to you and allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice over time. Granting to Bellevue Arts Museum through your DAF is easy. You can recommend a gift to BAM today or on a recurring basis (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually) to help fuel the creative spirit of our community. 

To support BAM through your DAF, please direct your DAF sponsoring organization to make checks payable to Bellevue Arts Museum and mail to: 

Bellevue Arts Museum Attn: Development 
510 Bellevue Way NE 
Bellevue, WA 98004 

Bellevue Arts Museum’s Tax ID is 91-6028261. 


IRA Charitable Rollover 

Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners age 70 1/2 or older may donate all or a portion of their IRAup to $100,000 annuallyand possibly avoid income taxes that would ordinarily incur with normal distribution. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.  

To make an IRA charitable rollover, ask your IRA administrator about making a direct transfer to Bellevue Arts Museum or have the administrator send a check from your account.  


Planned Giving

Make a lasting investment in the future of Bellevue Arts Museum with a legacy gift. Your planned gift will sustain BAM in offering compelling exhibitions and programs, which engage individuals of all ages in the exploration of art, craft, and design and introduce them to the work of contemporary artists defining the field.
Leaving a bequest to BAM can be as easy as listing Bellevue Arts Museum as the beneficiary on a life insurance policy form or adding it in a will or a codicil to an already prepared will or trust.


Bellevue Arts Museum can be designated as a beneficiary by simply adding the information on any of the following assets:

  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) or 403(b) employer retirement plans
  • Individual retirement accounts
  • Commercial annuities
  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Brokerage accounts

Federal Tax ID #: 91-6028261

Thank you in advance for considering including the Bellevue Arts Museum as part of your legacy.

Note: The information contained on this page is not intended as a substitute for wise tax counsel. We strongly recommend you consult with a professional tax advisor before making a planned gift.



For questions or additional information regarding charitable gifts to the Bellevue Arts Museum, please contact our Development Office at [email protected] or 425.519.0735. We recommend that you consult with your attorney or tax advisor for the various tax benefits and restrictions that may apply to your philanthropy. We are available to you and your advisors to answer questions that arise.