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Play it Forward – Annual Fund Campaign – Every Gift Matters

Steppping Stones is a non-profit, educational resource and we are dependent upon the generosity of our supporters. A small portion of our support comes from state and local grants, corporations and foundations, but we rely the most on individuals – like YOU.

Tell your friends about the important and necessary work of Stepping Stones Museum for Children – help Play it Forward!

All investments are tax deductible (minus the value of any benefits that are accepted) and directly impact children in our community.


Support your favorite experiences at Stepping Stones Museum for Children.


FREE Angel Memberships

Support Angel Memberships

Donate to our Angel Membership Fund for underserved families so they can experience all the benefits of Stepping Stones Membership at no cost.

Your Gift: An Angel Membership provides a qualifying family with all of the primary benefits of Stepping Stones membership including unlimited general admission for one year.

Support Angel Memberships 


Scholarship Fund – Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI)

Support ELLI Scholarships

ELLI is a high-quality, year-round multidisciplinary approach to early childhood education designed to advance the cognitive, physical and social-emotional development of children ages 3 – 5 through play. ELLI has locations in Norwalk and Fairfield.

Your Gift: Contributes to building a totally inclusive scholarship fund for families who would like to participate in the Early Language and Literacy Initiative offered by the museum, regardless of their ability to pay.

Support ELLI


The Next Era of our
Healthy Children, Healthy Communities® initiative

Support Healthy Children, Healthy Communitites

Healthy Children, Healthy Communities is a unique public/private partnership that encourages children and their families to make informed choices about their health and the health of our environment.

Delighted with the return of the highly popular Healthyville® exhibit in 2017, we are entering phase two of the initiative which includes reimagining many of the museum’s educational offerings.

Your Gift: Supports a fund for underserved families to experience Healthy Children, Healthy Communities programming through statewide exhibits, programs and events that promote healthy living for children, families and communities.

Support Healthy Children, Healthy Communities


Area of Greatest Need

Support the Museum

Choose this option and we will direct your gift to where it is needed most in 2017.

Your Gift: Contributes to a fund to prodive free admission for underserved children and their families to experience the museum.

Support the Museum's Future



We also have special events throughout the year that help support the museum.






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Support the museum when you shop with Amazon Smile. Amazon donates to the charity of your choice. Please choose Stepping Stones Museum for Children and be sure to shop through smile.amazon.com.

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