The objective of our "Can Do Building Campaign" is to raise the money to construct and equip a modern museum building to house the Museum's growing collection.

The exterior of the new building is finished and when the interior is completed it will be a world-class facility that will allow us explain to future generations how this elite service was formed right here in Rhode Island

The building will allow the Museum to preserve and display many of the hundreds of photographs and other items currently in storage  It will allow us to honor the contributions and sacrifices of Seabees of all eras and to educate the public about the US Navy Seabees and the cost of freedom

To those who have so generously donated in the past, we say thank you. However, your continued support is critical as we complete the interior.

Please consider a donation to preserve the original home of the Seabees.


The Seabee Museum and Memorial Park is listed in the on-line Rhode Island Foundation Directory of Nonprofits and on GuideStar, the leading on-line provider of information about 501 (c) (3). To assist you in your donor decision-making, click on their logos to the left to go to their web sites to look at our listings and review our credentials.

All financial contributions are greatly appreciated.
Regardless of the amount, your contribution is very important and deeply appreciated. Remember, the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. Your gift is most likely tax exempt.* Check with your tax professional to be sure.

It should also be noted that we have no paid staff - all those who work with the Museum are volunteers. All of your donation will go to the Museum's Building Fund.


All donations, regardless of the amount, are most appreciated. Donations of of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a special donor plaque in the building. 

Once constructed, the new Museum Building will offer a number of naming opportunities to major donors ... from the building itself to rooms, furniture and displays.

To donate, you may download a corporate donation form. A copy of the Museum's W-9 for your records is included. Larger corporate donations will be recognized as part of our Corporate Support Program.  

GOLD - $10,000 or more

SILVER - $5,000 to $9,999

BRONZE - $2,000 to $4,999



In addition to cash, we are also seeking in-kind donations. Display cases and used exhibits are needed. Almost any construction materials can be used as we complete the Seabee Museum & Memorial Park and this new building. If you can help, we would like to talk. Contact us by email.


Individuals may donate to the Museum's Building Fund, print or download our building donation form. You may choose to donate in honor of a fallen Seabee or to honor a Battalion or unit. In addition, should you choose, we will keep your gift anonymous.

You can also donate on line in amounts of $25, up to $500, using the building fund donation option at our Museum Store. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover on this secured site protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.

For larger monetary donations, you may donate through the GuideStar web site or we would be happy to work directly with you or your organization. We can arrange a convenient payment plan and work with you to reserve naming rights (see below) or create a suitable way to honor a fallen Seabee or to recognize a Battalion or Unit. Please contact us to discuss major donation

Once your donation is received, we will send you a donation letter that you can use to claim allowable tax deductions.*  We want you to know that it is the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park’s policy not to sell, rent or trade any personal information about donors.

We would also like to suggest sustained support through the year with a recurring contribution. On the donation form simply tell us how much and how often – monthly or quarterly – you’d like to make an automatic contribution and we’ll do the rest. Your repeated giving goes even further to support the Seabee heritage -- and you only have to sign up once!

A Note About Employer Matching Gifts - Many employers match gifts to 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations by their employees. To find out whether your employer (and/or your spouse's  employer) has a matching gift program, you can use the search engine on matchinggifts.com. This will check a database of companies that match gifts to non-profits. Select "Museum." However, many programs have restriction on the exact type of non-profit they will match and some may not be on this database. Be sure to check with the company.

If you have any question about the building fund, or if you wish to discuss a donation, please email us.

Thank you in advance

Regardless of the amount of the donation, your contribution is very important and deeply appreciated. 

* This is not professional tax or legal advice. Consult your tax and legal advisors regarding your specific situation.


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