Give to the Folger

The Folger's Federal Employer Tax ID number is 04-2103542. The Folger Shakespeare Library is administered by a Board of Governors under the auspices of Amherst College, founder Henry Clay Folger’s alma mater. Therefore, the Trustees of Amherst College are the official body under which the Folger is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the tax code.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, which houses the world’s largest Shakespeare collection and one of the most important collections of the early modern period, is a world-class center for learning, culture, and the arts. We rely on the generosity of individuals, families, corporations, and foundations to help sustain the scholarly and cultural activities that allow us to share our collections with the public. Support the Folger Shakespeare Library today and ensure that this peerless institution and its vital cultural, scholarly, and educational programs continue to flourish for years to come.

Ways to support the Folger

The Folger offers several options for supporting our mission to bring Shakespeare to the public and scholars alike.

Membership: Explore one of the best ways to experience the Folger—as a valued member!

Annual Giving: Annual gifts are a wonderful way to further the Folger’s mission and can be designated to support particular programs.

Folger Gala: Save the date! The annual Folger Gala will take place Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Support the Collection: Donate an item to the collection or “adopt” an item, preserving it for years to come. The annual Acquisition Night event took place Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Make a Planned Gift: Ensure the future of the Folger’s scholarly, cultural, and educational programming, building the bridge from this generation of Shakespeare lovers to the next.