2018 NAP Tax Credits

Your generous gift to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites helps welcome more than 60,000 Indiana school children and educators from around the state as part of a free school field trip program. And, thanks to the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), you can receive up to 50% of your charitable donation back as a state tax credit to reduce your tax liability when filing an end-of-year Indiana tax return. Unlike a tax deduction, NAP credits are applied to your Indiana State tax liability—the taxes owed after all deductions are taken.

As an example:

You provide a gift of $100 to support FREE school field trips at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.

  You receive an Indiana State NAP tax credit valued at 50% of your gift    $50
  If, when filing your end-of-year Indiana State taxes, taxes are due in the amount of:    $605
The full value of your donation helps fund our hands-on educational programs.   Your NAP tax credit of $50 will reduce your tax liability to:    $555


In addition, the total amount of your gift may be claimed as a deduction on an itemized federal income tax return.

To participate in the Neighborhood Assistance Program:

  1. First, contact our Development Office at 317.232.3512 or svowels@indianamuseum.org to confirm NAP credit availability and the amount you wish to donate. Gifts of $100 or more are eligible for NAP tax credits.
  2. Fill out the necessary Donor Contribution Form and the Donor Acknowledgement Form. Click these links to download and print forms. Be sure to include a daytime phone number.
  3. Mail both completed forms along with your gift to:

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
Development Department
650 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2185

Ways to make your gift:

  • When making your donation via mail, please enclose a check payable to “Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Foundation, Inc.” and write “NAP” in the memo line of your check.
  • If you would like to make your donation online, please include “NAP” in the comment section of our online gift form. When mailing your completed Donor Contribution and Donor Acknowledgement forms to the address above, let us know that you made your gift online.
  • If you would like to make a gift of stock or have general questions about NAP Credits, please call us at 317-232-3512.

Thank you for helping us develop high-quality experiences and dynamic programming for visitors and school children across the state of Indiana.