Celebrating culture and preserving heritage.

Join the crowd. Our generous donors, sponsors and supporters are the lifeblood of the Athenaeum Foundation. Whether it’s for operational and structural upgrades or for new events and programming, every dollar of your donation cycles back into our historic building. When it comes to preserving a century-old mission, we keep good company. Won’t you join us? Learn more about all of our giving opportunities.

There are several ways you can become a supporter of the Athenaeum! From volunteer shifts to corporate sponsorships, your support will help keep German heritage and culture alive in Indianapolis for generations to come.

Donate Online

Your donation is a key investment in improving our community gathering space and will go directly to cover operational costs, which include maintaining this historic gem and hosting the heritage events that make this place so special. From $5 to $50,000, every dollar helps!

Volunteer at the Athenaeum

The Athenaeum is a BIG building, and there are times when we need all hands on deck to keep it clean, beautiful and inviting. We also frequently need volunteer support at our events and programs throughout the year.

Become a Sponsor

From holiday celebrations to wiener dog races, the Foundation offers year-round opportunities to showcase your company name or engage your employees in a volunteer capacity.

Experience the Fun for Yourself

Our line-up of arts, history and cultural focused events are designed to engage the community and meet them where they live: in the heart of Indy’s Mass Ave district. Explore our annual must-see favorites, and don’t miss the next big things!

Annual Reports

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Our Mission

The Athenaeum Foundation preserves a treasured historic landmark that welcomes all to nurture a sound mind and a sound body through arts & culture, wellness and community.

The Athenaeum Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.