The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalayais an autonomous body that functions unaided by the government. For over a hundred years now, the Museum has strived to maintain and preserve its 70,000 artefacts and the Grade-I heritage building without any financial support from the State or Central governments. We are grateful to the individuals from and beyond Mumbai, and a few corporate houses for taking serious interest in Museum development and education programmes.

Today, a majority of our development projects are the result of public-private initiatives. The Museum is a vibrant, dynamic institution, buzzing with cultural activities, rotating exhibits, outreach events and education programmes. The transformation which is steadily taking place in the Museum is due to the generous support of several donors.

DONORS – 1995 onwards

Rs. 10 Crore and above

Ministry of Culture, Government of India

Citibank N.A.

Bank of America – Merril Lynch / Bank of America N.A.

TCS Foundation

J. Paul Getty Trust (Getty Foundation)


Rs. 5 Crore and above

Hemendra Kothari Foundation

Tata Education and Development Trust

DSP Merrill Lynch Limited


Rs. 1 Crore and above

Premchand Roychand and Sons

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

Sir Ratan Tata Trust

Harsha and Sudha Dehejia

J. K. S. Nicholson Foundation Trust

Shirin Sabavala

Dr. Devangana Desai

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Heritage Conservation Society (MMRDA)

Jai and Sugandha Hiremath, M/s. Hikal Limited

Cyrus Poonawala

HDFC Limited

HT Parekh Foundation

Asha Sheth


Rs. 50 Lakhs and Above

Rotary Club of Bombay Charities Trust

Roychand Deepchand Swamy Vatsal Trust

Rtn. Manoj Israni, Rotary Club of Bombay

Praful and Shilpa Shah Foundation


Pheroza and Jamshyd Godrej

Pauline and Roy Rohatgi

Kala Ghoda Association


Rs. 25 Lakhs and Above

Pirojsha Godrej Foundation

Sir Jamsetji Tata Trust

Janak Dwarkadas

Neil MacGregor


Rs. 5 Lakhs and Above

In memory of Nereus Prescilla Lawrence D’Souza – The D’Souza Family

Kamalaben Gambhirchand Shah Charity Trust

Shrilekha & Vinay Somani

Turner Morrison Foundation

In memory of Navroz B. Vakil – Bahram and Arti Vakil

In memory of Smt. Vimal N. Shah

The Museum Society of Mumbai

In memory of Dr. Fredie & Smt. Keti Mehta

Tata Steel Limited

State Bank of India

B. G. Deshmukh IAS (Retd.)

The Aditya Vikram Birla Memorial Trust

Praful & Shilpa Shah Foundation

Farrokh and Statira Wadia

Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust

The Jehangir Sabavala Foundation

Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation

Praful Amichand Shah Public Charitable Trust

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited

Asha Sheth (Vashketu Foundation)

Gulestan & Rustom Billimoria

Natvarlal Mansukhlal Shah

Shirish Patel and Rajani Patel

Eknath A Kshirsagar

Raina K. Patel Foundation

Bhogilal Leherchand Foundation

Ishijas Chemicals Pvt. Limited

Nayana Dilip Coulagi

Shashi Lata Charitable Trust / Prameet & Mukeeta Jhaveri

Cyrus Jamshed Guzdar & Manek Cyrus Guzdar

Rotary Club of Bombay

P. N. Gadgil & Sons Limited


The contributions to the Museum can avail a tax benefit under 80 (G).

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