$$Donate Your Dollars

We are changing the lives of Oakland kids! No gift is too small. Some people choose to give a small one-time amount while others choose a recurring gift or stock. Businesses may choose to donate proceeds from a special event. All gifts are tax-deductible. You may choose to mail a check or give online. Email or call our executive director with questions.

Mail Your Donation to:
Oakland Fund for the Arts
P.O.Box 29022
Oakland, California 94604

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🙂Donate Your Time

Studies have shown that volunteering helps people who donate their time feel more socially connected. Arts for Oakland Kids offers numerous ways to volunteer -- and you can do as little or as much as you wish:

*Assisting with our annual fundraiser
*Hosting a special dinner or unique event at your business
*Helping with a neighborhood event
*Serving as a board member
*Stuffing envelopes and running errands
*Going on a site visit

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++ Donate an Auction Item

Every year we ask for donations from the business community to raise money to fund programs for our annual auction. We also ask for event sponsorships.

All types of donations are accepted. Examples are business gift certificates, store items, wine (for our wine auction), event tickets, trips, the use of a vacation home, gift cards, in-kind services and gift baskets.

Without those donations as a way to raise money, we could not fund as many programs as we do.

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More about AOK

  • Providing Grants; Building Futures
    Arts for Oakland Kids grants up to $5,000 for arts education programs in under-served Oakland public schools. We fund all…
  • Continuing the OFFTA legacy
    We carry on the 20-year legacy and reputation of Oakland Fund for the Arts (OFFTA) although we have changed our…
  • Reaching the Community
    As part of our commitment to community outreach,  Oakland Fund for the Arts (now Arts for Oakland Kids) organized its…

Where your donations go

No gift is too small

Program needs range from supplies to scholarships. Here are a few examples of what your donation to Arts for Oakland Kids provides:


Customized study guides for 30 students in 10-week art course


Fabric for 40 kids to create Afro-Brazilian dance costumes


One new unicycle for students in Prescott Circus program


Intensive art training for 15 students with professional artist


Scholarships for two students to attend summer art camp


Cost to present two community shows at performing arts theatre

Other ways to give


Host a special event

Our donors are our heroes. We have individual supporters who host special-themed dinners in their homes, and business owners like the New Parkway Theatre and Sports Basement who set aside an evening in our honor and donate their proceeds to us. Have an idea?


Donate your time

We have so many opportunities for you to volunteer! You can help us at fundraising or community events (like ArtFest), stuffing envelopes or running errands. Or join us on a site visit! And nothing will inspire you more than seeing our programs in action. Give as much or as little time as you can.


Donate an auction item

We depend on our donors to provide us with gift certificates, in-kind services and items that we can auction at our annual event. Without those gifts, we would not be able to earn the dollars to fund our programs.