Matching Gift Challenge

DOUBLE, AGENTS! Your Gift Today Goes Twice as Far to Help the Spy Museum. 

Extraordinary things happen at the International Spy Museum, and that has never been more true than today. An exceptionally generous top secret donor, who fully believes in our educational mission, has challenged our team – and our community – to raise $1 Million to help us repair the devastation from the COVID-19 closure.

Every donation between now and Dec 31st will be matched in its entirety, dollar for dollar, up to $1,000,000. 

This means a gift of $100 becomes $200.  

                            A gift of $500 becomes $1,000.

                                                A gift of $10,000 becomes $20,000.  

Since we closed our doors on March 16, the Spy Museum has been hard at work delivering our nonprofit mission, including:

  • A mostly free slate of public programming and a growing lineup of interactive virtual workshops: 171 virtual youth programs, including student workshops that use intelligence and espionage as a lens for learning; and 66 virtual adult programs, reaching people in every state in the USA and over 60 countries.  We brought in special guests ranging from The Americans and Homeland’s Costa Ronin to real-life radical jihadist turned spy Morten Storm (from an undisclosed location).
  • Creating timely expert discussions on topics such as coronavirus through an intelligence lens, national security topics, and race in the intelligence field.
  • Free specialized engagement to isolated communities such as seniors, individuals with differing levels of dementia, and immunocompromised children in hospitals.
  • Educational resources, lesson plans, and engaging workshops for teachers and parents to experience in the classroom or at home focusing on wide ranging topics from General George Washington, America's first Spymaster to Intelligence Analysis. 
  • Following DC’s move to Phase 2, reopening our doors to the public with significant operational changes to keep the Museum, its visitors, and our staff safe and healthy.
  • A dose of levity and intrigue, and a reminder to our audiences of the ingenuity intelligence officers have used to get out of seemingly insurmountable circumstances throughout history – in essence, reminding us all that with some creative innovation and operational planning, this too shall pass.

Your support will help make all of this possible! Every gift to the Museum – whether a general donation, sponsorship, grant, or membership – gets a 100% match.  There are many options to give, and no gift is too small (especially when it goes twice as far!). Give today and double your impact. 


Join Mission: Resilience

Support our Mission: Resilience Fund to help keep the Spy Museum strong through the current crisis

Become a Member

Joining the SPY community is a great way to support the Museum and receive special access to exhibits and programs.

Become a Corporate Partner

Aligning your business with SPY is an excellent way to support the Museum's nonprofit mission and connect with our community.

Donate Stock

Making a gift of stock is easy. Simply contact your stockbroker with your request to transfer stock to the International Spy Museum.

We Need You


Your support is now more crucial than ever. During the three-month closure this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spy Museum lost 95% of its revenue. Although the Museum was able to reopen in late June, current limitations on visitors persist, and continues to severely impact our ability to operate and deliver our mission.