The California Museum depends on the generosity of our Museum family and friends to meet the enormous cost of producing exhibits, providing fantastic programming and inspiring the tens of thousands of schoolchildren that visit us each year.
The California Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Income from admissions, store sales and facility rentals account for only a small fraction of our operating costs. Individual and corporate gifts, foundation grants, exhibit sponsorship, charitable giving (such as United Way) and fundraisers must make up for the rest.
A private non-profit 501(c)3 institution, the California Museum relies on the generosity of our community and revenue from memberships to present exhibits and programs highlighting California’s history, arts, culture and diversity.
When you become a member, your support will help ensure the Museum continues to offer quality programming in the coming years, meeting its mission to inspire visitors to make their own mark on history.
Become a member today to support California history, arts, culture and diversity! Three levels with a range of benefits and tax deductions are available to choose from, starting at only $46.00 per year at the Cub Club level.
The California Museum is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization reliant upon the generosity of the community to provide quality exhibits and programming through donations, memberships and sponsorships.
“Gifts of any amount are always appreciated. We are not currently accepting unsolicited online gifts, but if you wish to make a donation, you may contact us for an invoice or mail a check payable to California Museum.”
All contributions to the Museum are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.
For more information on giving, please call (916) 653-1771 or submit an email inquiry.
Looking for a rewarding experience combining your love of California history, arts and culture while giving back to the community?
The Museum is seeking volunteers to assist in engaging over 125,000 annual visitors through our education and public programs! Flexible hours are available, training provided and benefits include free museum memberships, discounts at the Museum Store, invitations to volunteer appreciation events and much more!
The California Museum expresses its deepest gratitude to the following individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations who have generously contributed to the life of the Museum, recognize the importance of California culture and wish to inspire future generations.
$50,000 & Above
The California Endowment
$25,000 & Above
Southern California Edison
$10,000 & Above
Tina Thomas/Mort Friedman Civic Leadership Endowment