We are a community dedicated to the stewardship of our stories, preservation of our histories and the power of remembrance as an act of resilience.

Making a monthly gift to Densho is the most convenient and effective way to provide continual support. Your gift can be spread out throughout the year, so even small, affordable donations can make a real long-term impact — ensuring the preservation of our histories.

Monthly Giving Launch Match Opportunity

By joining the History Keepers Society as a founding member, your first monthly donation will be matched up to $10,000. Make your gift today to take advantage of this limited time offer to maximize your impact!

Membership Benefits

History Keepers Hour

Join your fellow history keepers for a quarterly, virtual meet up with Densho staff and partners. Keeping our history alive is a collective and intergenerational project, we all have a part to play. We look forward to building community within the History Keepers Society while providing members with an opportunity to join our staff and partners for community conversations about our latest collections and projects.

Priority Registration for Densho Events

As a History Keeper, you will have access to priority registration for all Densho virtual and in-person public events.

Founding Member Virtual Donor Wall

History Keepers who join us within the first year of launching our monthly giving program will be recognized as founding members. We will provide a special acknowledgment to them on our new Founding Member Virtual Donor Wall to honor their generous contributions and commitment to keeping our history alive.

Member of the Month Feature for Densho eNews

Densho’s eNews is a twice monthly round-up of news, events, actions, and blog and oral history highlights that reaches over 14,500 subscribers. With the launch of our monthly giving program we will add a new monthly member feature to highlight History Keepers and why they give to Densho.

Why Monthly Giving?

We know that timing and budgeting for your community support can be a challenge. Simplify your life by choosing an amount that works for you each month and know that your recurring gift will create a reliable source of ongoing funding for Densho.

Your sustaining donation will provide security and stability so that Densho may continue to preserve histories, innovate our programming, and shape history education for future generations.