Request a Donation

Thank you for your interest in having the Albany Institute of History & Art donate an item to your silent auction, raffle, or other special event. The AIHA is a not-for-profit organization, and therefore we appreciate the importance of donations to support the work of community groups and organizations. While we cannot honor every request, we do carefully consider each one and determine the type of donation based on the event criteria.

The following request guidelines have been developed to create consistency and fairness to organizations that seek support.

Guidelines for Requests

  • Organizations requesting donations must be not-for-profit [501(c)] organizations operating in the state of New York.
  • Requests must be received at least six weeks prior to the event date.
  • All donation requests must be submitted via our online form; we will not accept requests via fax, e-mail, telephone, or mail.
  • Submitting a request is not a guarantee the AIHA will give a donation.
  • Higher priority will be given to events and organizations located in the Albany and Upper Hudson Valley region.