After nearly two decades of preserving Texas film, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image is in need of an upgrade! Donate now to help us purchase a new Preservation Station, including a 5K scanner and expanded server storage, which will improve our ability to provide high-quality digitization services through our Texas Film Round-Up program. In addition to giving our equipment a quality boost, this new scanner will cut our digitization time nearly in half, making us able to move more quickly and provide services to more Texans. Our work has brought more than 40,000 moving images of Texas back to life, including footage of Amelia Earhart arriving at Dallas’ Love Field in 1931, horse and buggies driving down Austin’s Congress Avenue in 1911, and the Houston lunch counter sit-ins in 1960.
We've raised $30,000 in matching funds to kick off the fundraiser. Help us raise the rest of the funds and preserve another 40,000 Texas moving images by donating now!
Make a Gift
Use the below form to make a donation with Google Pay, Paypal, credit card, or bank account.
TAMI also accepts donations by check payable to Texas Archive of the Moving Image mailed to 3908 Avenue B, Suite 306, Austin, TX 78751.
Other ways to show your support: More Ways to Give, Corporate Matching Gifts, Planned Giving, Sponsorship, In-kind Donations, Amazon Smile, Internships/Volunteering, and Contribute a Film or Video.
More Ways To Give
TAMI is in need of special equipment, including a state-of-the-art scanner with a six-figure price tag as well as funds for enhancing our educational pilot programs. We are also seeking support for endowment funds to care for our growing collection, in perpetuity. If any of these gift opportunities pique your interest, please contact Tara Elgin Holley.
Corporate Matching Gifts
If your company provides a matching funds program for donations made to non-profit organizations, please consider completing the necessary form and doubling your gift to TAMI. In the United States, 65 percent of the largest firms match employee donations. Enquire with your employer or review the list below to see if your gift is eligible for a match:
3M, Abbott Technologies, AbbVie, Adobe, Allstate, Alphabet, American Express, American International Group (AIG), Anthem, Apple, Applied Material, Best Buy, Boeing, Caterpillar, Charles Schwab, Cigna, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, Clorox, Coca-Cola, Costco Wholesale, Deere, Dell Technologies, eBay, ePocrates, Equinix Inc., Exelon, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, General Electric (GE), Global Impact, Goldman Sachs, Google, HCA Healthcare, Hewlett Packard (HP), Honeywell, Humana, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper, Just Give, Kaiser Permanente, Liberty Mutual, Linkedin, Massachusetts Mutual Insurance, Medallia, Mentor Graphics, Merck, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, Network for Good, Nike, Nintendo, Nvidia, Oracle, Orange County Foundation, Palo Alto Networks, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Progressive Insurance, Prudential Financial, Qualcomm, Salesforce, SAP, SEI Giving Fund, ServiceNow, Silicon Valley Foundation, Silver LakeTechnology, State Farm, Synopsys, Tech Data, Tenet Healthcare, Tmobile, Toyota Motor Foundation, Twitter, Tyson Foods, United Technologies, United Way, UnitedHealth Group, VISA, VMware, Walt Disney, Wells Fargo, Workday, and Yahoo.
Contact Tara Elgin Holley for more information.
A planned gift or charitable bequest is one of the ways that donors can have a long-lasting effect on the work of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. For information about gifts that benefit you now, and TAMI in perpetuity, please contact Tara Elgin Holley.
Become a Sponsor
TAMI offers sponsorship benefits to businesses and corporations that underwrite public and educational programming and the website itself. We are pleased to name and acknowledge your firm in association with a specific program like Archive Dive or in relation to a specific film or videotape collection on the website.
For information on how to support TAMI while promoting your business or corporation, please contact Tara Elgin Holley.
TAMI is seeking in-kind donations. Current needs include:
- film scanners;
- film supplies (such as splicers, rewinds, inspection tables, film cans, and reels for 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm);
- tape decks (3/4", Beta SP, Digibeta, HDCAM, DVCAM, MiniDV, Video 8, Hi-8, VHS, Betamax); and
- video equipment (such as AV racks, switchers, A/D converters, patch bays, TBCs).
To make an in-kind donation to TAMI, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make TAMI your preferred charity on Amazon Smile and a percentage of your purchases will go to support the organization.
Internships and Volunteering
TAMI occasionally needs interns to assist us at our Austin office with a variety of tasks. Some positions require knowledge of film handling, archival practices, and/or research and writing skills. Other positions require no specific experience, but attention to detail is a must. The hours are negotiable, Monday through Friday. If you are interested, please send a brief statement of interest and résumé to email@example.com.
Contribute Your Films and Videos
Do you have Texas-related films? Contribute a digital copy of your films to TAMI and help provide access to moving images representing the people, culture, and history of the state. Click here for more information about our free digitization program.
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is a charitable educational non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law. TAMI’s Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is: 01-0778962.