CDMOD is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on the support of our community and friends to bring back our community museum!

Help us save education, play, art, music and wonder.

The museum inspires tomorrow’s creative thinkers and leaders. Your donation ensures that children of the Coachella Valley will continue to experience the joy of discovery.

Individual Gift

Your gift will help us to reopen and realize the first phase in our five-phase plan to ensure that our Museum is a sustainable resource in our community for years to come.  It will help us to reimagine and update the Museum to be a true community asset for kids of all ages and their families.


Make a donation to CDMOD and provide a loving gift to someone special. Tributes are a celebration of life through a memorial tribute, by honoring an achievement, acknowledging a success, marking a birth date or remembering a passing. Your donation can create a lasting memory—to the people in your life and to the children of the Coachella Valley. Contact Cindy to create your own tribute at or for more information.

Planned Giving

Making a charitable contribution is an art – needs and wishes of the donor. Planned giving enables a donor to arrange charitable contributions in ways that maximize their personal objectives while minimizing after-tax cost. It can be as simple as making CDMOD a beneficiary or your estate. Depending on the assets and the gift of arrangement selected, a donor can expect to obtain some or all of the following benefits:

> Fulfill philanthropic goals.
> Reduce income tax through a deduction for the gift.
> Avoid capital gain tax on gifts of long-term appreciated property.
> Retain a stream of payments for life for the donor and other beneficiaries.
> Increase disposable income.
> Eliminate federal estate tax on property passing to charity upon the donor’s death.
> Reduce cost and time in estate settlement.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for both businesses and individuals.

In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Donations are the donation of products, goods and services from the private sector to the charitable sector. The benefits of contributions of products, property, and services include:

> Tax savings—up to twice the cost of donated products*.
> Reduction of inventory handling costs.
> Positive public recognition.
> Supporting the communities where you do business.

*The United States Congress has provided a special rule under the federal tax law to encourage corporations to donate certain kinds of property to charitable 501c(3) organizations to be used “for the care of the ill, the needy, or infants.” See your tax specialist for more information.

Special Events

Donations of products, services, and skills are the foundation to fundraising events. Your donation may be just what we need!

Please feel free to email us at

You can mail your donation to the museum at:

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
71-701 Gerald Ford Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Checks can be made out to either:
Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert or CDMOD

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