Please consider supporting the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation by making a donation. Your contributions help keep the Interpretive Center open, support the maintenance and upkeep of the building, help us create valuable educational programming, and enable us to hold a variety of public events to promote awareness of the historical legacy of the Genoa Indian Industrial School.

We are currently raising funds for historic preservation work on the Genoa Indian School museum building and for an endowment to support the Foundation’s existence and work in the long term. Visit for full information on the historic preservation fundraiser. Details on the endowment are below.

Since its creation in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Foundation has collected and preserved the history of the school and provided the public with tours and access to historical materials largely through volunteer labor. With the exception of intermittent seasonal, temporary grant-funded positions, the Interpretive Center and Museum has never employed full-time staff.

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To sustain the Foundation and its work, we need stable financial footing. Through our endowment fund, we hope to one day be able to hire full-time museum staff and permanent Native consultants to support the Foundation’s critical work of shining light on the history of the Genoa Indian Industrial School and its historical legacy. Please consider contributing to our endowment fund today to help us with this important work.

Please note that you may be able to claim a deduction on your federal taxes if you donate to organizations with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, like the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation. Visit to learn more about claiming a deduction for your donation.

We offer two methods for making donations: PayPal and mail-in contributions. If your donation is toward our endowment or our historic preservation work fundraiser, please be sure to note this when you make your donation. You can also become a member of the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation by completing this form and returning it to us with your annual membership payment. We welcome mail-in donations in any amount. Our mailing address is:

Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation
P.O. Box 382
Genoa, NE 68640

Donate via PayPal:

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This option allows you to make a one-time donation using PayPal, a secure online payment option. You can adjust the number of donations to increase your donation amount as you wish by clicking on the quantity box below the dollar amount. Please be sure to double check the amount you are authorizing for your donation. The default is a quantity of 1 donation for $25. If you change the quantity to 2, you will authorize a donation of $50. If you change the quantity to 3, you will authorize a donation of $75, and so on.


Our location

209 East Webster Ave.
Genoa, Nebraska 68640

We are 1 block east on Willard from Highway 22, then 1 block north to East Webster Avenue.

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Contact us

  • (402) 993-6036 or (402) 993-6055
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  • Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 382, Genoa, NE 68640

Please consider supporting our work by making a donation.

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The Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation is also a partner in the Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project. For more information, visit

Recent funding for the Foundation and museum was provided by Humanities Nebraska (HN) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as well as by the Kindle Project Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation.

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