Support Local History

The Museum of North Idaho depends on financial support through memberships, donations, and grants. We invite you to play a key role in inspiring a dynamic and interactive connection to the unique heritage of the Coeur d’Alene region. Every gift makes a difference.

Your money stays with us. 100% of all donations to the Museum of North Idaho are used toward historical preservation and stay with MONI for our programming and collections efforts.

Your donation is tax deductible. The Museum of North Idaho is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and qualifies for the Idaho income tax credit for contributions to educational institutions and museums (the Idaho State Educational Tax Credit), in addition to the usual charitable deduction. You may deduct 50% of your donation, up to $500 for individuals, $1,000 for couples filing jointly, and $5,000 for corporations. Please consult your tax accountant for specific figures.          Tax ID: 23-7161777

Ways to Give

Shop to Give

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Shop at Fred Meyer and a portion of every dollar you spend will be donated to the Museum of North Idaho. Here's how it works:

  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards
    • Create a digital account at Fred Meyer
      • If you already have a digital account, login and continue to step two.
    • Link your card to the Museum of North Idaho by searching for our name and then entering our NPO number
    • Click Save
    • Now you're ready to shop and support!

Your Support Makes a Difference


To keep our artifacts, photographs, and documents preserved for generations to come, we purchase special archival quality boxes, folders, and shelves. Every object is numbered, photographed, and entered into our database for proper record keeping. Donations help us ensure the continued care of North Idaho's most treasured historical items.

Educational Scholarships

School age children in the Coeur d’Alene Region deserve the opportunity to learn and explore the rich history and culture of the area. Our educational programs enhance student performance, better preparing them for the future. Scholarships funded through donations are available for Title I Schools with limited financial resources. Support for the school field trip scholarship program is an investment in the next generation of citizens.


Every year the Museum of North Idaho produces two featured exhibits that showcase a wide range of stories about North Idaho's heritage. Our exhibits are professionally researched and designed so we can create an educational and entertaining experience for all of our guests.

Programs and Events

From living history walking tours to our monthly lecture series, the Museum of North Idaho produces a variety of programs and events to engage the community in local history. Donations help pay for supplies such as costumes, A/V technology, and pamphlets.