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Help us actively promote NSCDA educational programs and preservation projects by making a donation to the American Indian Nurse Scholarship Fund, the Congressional Seminar Essay Contest, Scholarship Awards, and Dumbarton House. Your annual support of these important and valuable initiatives secures their success.

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America is a non-profit under section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The NSCDA’s tax identification number is 53-0224364. Your contribution to NSCDA may be tax deductible because you received no goods or services in exchange.

The NSCDA is currently updating its online donation forms. If you would like to make a donation please call the Development Office at 202-337-2288 x2230.


Unrestricted Annual Gifts

Unrestricted contributions help the NSCDA direct donations to areas of the greatest need.

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American History Educational Awards

Scholarship awards are granted regionally to doctoral students researching any period of American history, political science, historic restoration and preservation, and administration of historic sites.

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American Indian Nurse Scholarship Fund

Scholarships fund partial tuition and academic expenses for American Indian students pursuing nursing degrees.

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Congressional Seminar Essay Contest

High school students receive sponsorship to attend a week of citizenship education about our national government in our nation’s capital.

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Dumbarton House Fund for the Future

The Dumbarton House Fund for the Future is an endowment-type-fund to provide for the long term financial security of our National Headquarters. Established in 2001, the Fund has grown to over $1,000,000. The Fund for the Future Committee accepts welcome support from current contributions, pledges and legacy gifts.

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Friends of Dumbarton House

The Friends Campaign is the annual fund campaign for critical operations, education and collections at the NSCDA National Headquarters and Museum, Dumbarton House. Over the past five years it has provided an average of over 20% of Dumbarton’s annual operating budget.

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Museum Alliance Grant Fund

The Museum Alliance Grant Fund advances our long-standing commitment to historic preservation through four competitive grants awarded annually to Great American Treasures member sites.

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