$$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
Oakland, California 94604
🙂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
++ 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.Contact Us
Students I thought would never step up, stepped up. The student who argued with me every day, and who is grieving the death of a sibling, ended up stage-managing her scene-mates. The student who had cut my class for most of the first marking period, came to class for every rehearsal. The student who lost…Teacher Oakland High School
The painting of the portraits was my favorite part of this process because it was a challenge that I felt successful in, and I got to spend time staring into my mother's eyes and reflect on what I had learned about her.8th grade student ASCEND Middle School
It was extraordinary to teach 60+ students foundational animation techniques....students seemed to glow with professionalism...(they) were able to successfully engage with the assignments, work in teams, and create solely from their imaginations new worlds, characters, and stories.Artist-in-resident Whittier Elementary School
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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.