Make a Donation

By making a donation, you can make a significant impact on the preservation of Cranbrook House & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark. Gifts help support the restoration of iconic works like Turtle Fountain and provide memorable experiences such as school group visits to the Greenhouse. Donations are an important means of ensuring that Cranbrook House & Gardens remains a jewel in southeastern Michigan for future generations. 

By Mail

Please send your check made payable to Cranbrook House & Gardens to:

Cranbrook Advancement Office
P.O. Box 778761
Chicago, IL 60677-8761

By Phone

You may contribute with a credit or debit card by calling 248.645.3149.

"The only way to have is to give."
- George Booth, Cranbrook Founder

Gifts of Stock

Donating long-term appreciated stocks allows you to avoid capital gains tax and often take a charitable deduction for the full value of the asset. Cranbrook has invested in this secure stock donation tool to make it easier than ever.

Please Note: When you donate stock, please use the link below so Cranbrook can track your gift and send you the correct receipt to ensure you get the tax savings you deserve.

If you would prefer to make your donation through your broker, access Cranbrook’s transfer information from the link below or contact Cranbrook’s Gift Processing Department at or 248.645.3141 to notify Cranbrook of your gift.

IRA Giving

If you are 70.5 or older, giving from your IRA helps reduce your taxable income — and for those over 73 who must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it! Cranbrook has invested in this secure IRA donation tool to make it easier than ever to give from your IRA and receive tax benefits. It only takes a few minutes to use and will auto-complete your paperwork for you.

Please Note: When you donate from your IRA, please use the link below so Cranbrook can track your gift and send you the correct receipt to ensure you get the tax savings you deserve.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations today. If you have a DAF, you can use this secure DAF giving tool to make your impact today. FreeWill’s DAF tool integrates with your DAF custodian automatically and saves you the extra step of notifying Cranbrook House & Gardens about your gift. By using this tool, you can:

  • Recommend how you’d like your grant to be allocated
  • Communicate your wishes to Cranbrook
  • Share the details of your DAF grant

Planned Giving

A gift to Cranbrook House & Gardens as part of a thoughtful, comprehensive estate plan is a wonderful way to create your legacy at Cranbrook and help support Cranbrook House & Gardens for years to come. For more information on making a planned gift, please click here.

To make it easy, we’ve partnered with FreeWill: A free online estate planning tool. In about 20 minutes, FreeWill guides you through writing your will or trust and makes it simple to donate any amount of your estate to Cranbrook with a legacy gift in your will.

Donations in Action

Funds raised have been used for the restoration of iconic fountains and sculptures, to improve walkways, install a sprinkler system, and perform other necessary maintenance on the historic and extensive grounds. To see some of the major projects that have been made possible thanks to the support of donors like you, click here


Cranbrook is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are 100% tax-deductible as allowed by law. 
Tax Exempt Number: 38-2015048