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HELP US SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA

California Humanities is a nonprofit organization funded by foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals like you.

Each year, California Humanities’ programs reach more than five million people throughout our state and beyond. We tell untold stories and amplify unheard voices. By strengthening the rich fabric that keeps diverse Californians connected, we ignite conversations that shape the future of California.

Through our work we celebrate the people of California. We honor the traditions and ideals that make California expansive and inclusive. We provide a platform for ingenuity, generosity, and affirmation of our shared humanity. We champion those who encourage speaking freely and listening carefully.

We strive to always illuminate what we have in common rather than what divides us.

If you agree that the humanities are not a luxury, but vital to a healthy and just society, please support our work with a 100% tax deductible contribution.

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WAYS TO GIVE

DONATE ONLINE

You can make your gift monthly, quarterly, or annually.

DONATE BY MAIL

California Humanities
Development Department
538 9th Street Suite #210
Oakland, CA 94607

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT WITH A MATCHING GIFT!

If your employer has a matching gift program, you can double or even triple the impact of your contribution to California Humanities.

GIFTS OF OTHER ASSETS

While cash is the simplest asset to donate to California Humanities, giving assets such as stocks, bonds, or property can provide you with a charitable deduction and may also offer additional tax savings. If you are interested in donating stock or securities, please contact us at (415) 391-1474 ext. 315.

GIFT PLANNING – Leave a Legacy

Include California Humanities in your will or trust

Charitable bequests through your will are among the easiest ways to make significant future gifts to organizations that matter most to you.

Name California Humanities as a beneficiary of an account

Your retirement accounts, life insurance policies, or savings and investment accounts are very likely a significant portion of your net worth. Due to special tax considerations, they could make an excellent choice for funding a charitable gift.

For advice on planned giving and the associated tax benefits, please consult a professional advisor.

SUPPORT CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES WHILE YOU SHOP

Many retailers allow you to donate a portion of your purchase to your favorite nonprofit organization. Click here for a list of our merchant partners.

CORPORATE GIVING

A partnership with California Humanities highlights your company’s commitment to building a better future for California. To learn more about opportunities for corporate giving, recognition benefits, and special events and/or programs for your employees, please contact Sheri Kuehl, Director of Development, at 415.391.1474 x315 or via email at skuehl@calhum.org.

MANY THANKS TO OUR FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT FUNDERS

Foundations and government agencies provide major support for California Humanities. These distinguished donors enable us to present insightful, engaging humanities experiences and programs that serve the cultural and educational needs of Californians.

The following institutions are leaders in supporting California Humanities:

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities
  • California Arts Council
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Ford Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation
  • Panta Rhea Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Stuart Foundation