Boston Athenæum


Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States. The mission of the Boston Athenæum is to serve its members, the broader community, and scholars throughout the world by preserving and augmenting its collections of books and art, by providing library services and cultural programs, and by preserving and enhancing the unique atmosphere of its landmark building.

How Your Donation Helps

38.1% of your car donation will go toward helping Proprietors of the Boston Athenaeum with their project: Library Services.

33.2% will go toward the project: Special Collections.

15.0% will go toward the project: Digital Programs and Preservation.



  • Other school related activities
  • Library
  • Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1938

Your donations to Proprietors of the Boston Athenaeum are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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