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Big Day of Giving 2024

May 2, 2024
Early giving begins April 18!

Help us reach our goal during Big Day of Giving, the annual community-wide fundraiser for Sacramento-region nonprofits.

As a nonprofit 501(c)3, the California Museum relies on the community’s generosity to maintain our exceptional exhibits and programming.

Big Day of Giving donations begin at $10 and take just a few minutes to make. Early giving begins April 18, and donations are accepted through midnight on May 2.

Your donation on the Big Day of Giving will assist in:

  • Providing scholarships for students in Title I schools to participate in virtual and in-person field trip programs.
  • Offering low-cost museum admission to those receiving food assistance through the Museums for All low-income access program.
  • Supporting upcoming temporary exhibits “America at the Crossroads: The Guitar and a Changing Nation,” exploring America’s evolution through its beloved instrument, and “Pleibol! In the Barrios & the Big Leagues,” a Smithsonian exhibit on Latinos/as’ contributions to baseball.
  • Expanding the interactive kiosk content in “Women Inspire” to showcase more influential California women.

If we meet our $20,000 fundraising target on May 2, 2024, we’ll host a free admission day in 2024, alongside pursuing our outlined objectives. If you donate using a Golden 1 Credit Union debit or credit card, your gift will be proportionately matched by Golden 1 Credit Union. Join us in preserving and celebrating California’s vibrant heritage!

How to Support

Donations can be made online, by phone, or by mail.

1. Visit bigdayofgiving.org/californiamuseum to give online.
2. Call (916) 651-0935 to give over the phone.
3. Mail your donation to the California Museum at 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.