By supporting the African American Civil War Museum, a private non-profit institution, you enable us to further preserve the history of the United States Colored Troops and share it with thousands of visitors each year.  The African American Civil War museum is a national museum that does not receive government operating support.

Your contributions support the educational, research and preservation efforts of this 501 (c)(3) non-profit. Donate online today or mail your donation into the museum at the following address:

African American Civil War Museum 
1925 Vermont Ave, NW 
Washington, DC 20001

The African American Civil War Museum is a member of the United Way National Capital Region and our number is 9506.  Also designate number 45509 to give to the museum through the Combined Federal Campaign.



Jack and Lovell Olender Foundation
Jack Olender, Partner

The Islander Restaurant      

Ms. Addie Green                                                        
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Friedman and French Foundation
Manny Friedman and
Kindy French, Principals
Bens Chili Bowl and Bens Next Door
Ms. Virginia Ali and Family

7-Eleven Stores

David and Nayola Allen
U Street Franchise Owners 
Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
Beverly Perry, Sr. Vice president
Association for the Study of
African American Life and History
Sylvia Cyrus, Director
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Barbara Sabol, Gant Officer
O'Donnel, Schwartz & Anderson
Lee W. Jackson, Partner
African American Experience Fund
Lydia Sermons, Director
Urban Land Brokers
Mark Meyerdirk, Principal
MCN Build, LLC
Rudy Sickely, President
U Street Parking, Inc
Henok Tesfaye, Owner
Institute of Museum Library Services
Prince Hall Charitable Foundation
Walmart Stores, Inc. Federal City Council
Mayor Anthony Williams, Director
Larry Dillard Family and Friends
Association of American Railroads
DC Chamber of Commerce
Barbara Lang, Director
Washington Teachers Union
Local 6
Nathan Saunders, Director
CSX Corporation Public Welfare Foundation
Washington, D.C.
Industrial Bank of Washington
Doyle Mitchell, President
National Park Foundation
DC Public Library
Ginny Cooper, Director

Lees Florist
Rick Lee, President

Genesys Impact Corporation Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
William "Bill" Lucy, Director
Crawford Management,
Hon. H.R. Crawford, President
Georgetown University
Linda Greenan, Vice President
Senate Realty of U Street
Lisa Williams, Principal Broker
Capital Services Management
Phinis Jones, President
Capital Entertainment Services
John Best, President
Metropolitan Washington Council,
Josh Williams, Director
George Washington University
Bernard Demczuk, Vice President
Jackson & Tull Chartered

Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Maryland
(Mother Chapter)

Institute of Museum and Library Services 2011 Grant for African American History and Culture

African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum - Washington, DC
Award Amount: $121,050

The African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum will use its grant to tell a more complete story of the more than 200,000 members of the Union Army's United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiments. It will use geographic information system (GIS) technology to survey and map relevant African American historical sites and provide training to volunteers and docents. Intensive training by experts in GIS mapping, archaeology, museum studies, and African American history will enable five staff members to become proficient in the technology. Training sessions for 30 docents will focus on best practices in museum interpretation and African American Civil War soldier history. The GIS data and site information will be available and accessible to the public through enhanced interpretation and through the museum's Web site.