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California Humanities is a private non-profit that promotes the humanities within California to create a state of open mind. We need your help in order to create, fund and support the dynamic programs we present each year throughout the vast geography of our state. Last year, our programs reached more than 18 million people in California and across the United States. With your help, we can reach even greater numbers and extend the power of ideas to new communities. Thank you for your support!

 

  • Individual
  • Corporate
  • Foundation & Government
  • Planned

THANKING OUR FOUNDATION AND GOVERNMENT FUNDERS

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

By supporting California Humanities, foundation and government funders can together achieve common goals for increasing civic participation, building bridges between diverse communities and individuals, encouraging lifelong learning—and opening minds.

The following institutions are leaders in supporting California Humanities:

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities
  • California State Library
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Ford Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation
  • Taube Family Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

For additional information on foundation and government giving, please contact the Development Department, at 415.391.1474 x315. 

CORPORATE GIVING EXTENDS THE POWER OF IDEAS

California is home to innovative businesses that are changing the way we think about the world. California Humanities welcomes partnerships with companies that share our vision for a state of open mind.

Through philanthropic support of California Humanities, your company can play a vital role in our efforts to inspire Californians to learn more, dig deeper, and start conversations that really matter. Together, we can present documentaries, community-based story-telling projects, literature discussions, and other programs that have the potential to reach millions of Californians.

A philanthropic partnership with California Humanities helps highlight your company’s commitment to building a better future for California. To learn more about opportunities for corporate giving and recognition, please contact please email to donations@calhum.org.

YOUR PLANNED GIFT CAN SHAPE OUR FUTURE

Through planned giving, you can provide essential support for California Humanities’ future efforts to create a state of open mind. You can make a planned gift by including a bequest to California Humanities in your will or by naming California Humanities as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, or retirement fund.

Planned giving may allow you to make a more substantial charitable gift than is possible during your lifetime and can offer significant tax advantages for you and/or your heirs.

For more information about planned gifts, please contact the Development Department, at 415.391.1474 x315.

Information on gift planning provided by California Humanities is not intended as financial, legal, or tax advice. Please consult an attorney or other professional advisor before taking action.

YOUR GIFT HAS THE POWER TO OPEN MINDS

Gifts from Californians like you are working to create a state of open mind. They are supporting thoughtful, creative projects by inspired thinkers, storytellers, filmmakers, web producers, radio documentarians, and others. These projects use the power of the humanities to change lives and communities for the better. Please join in supporting California Humanities to bring more programs to more places across California.
 


WAYS TO GIVE

GIVE ONLINE TODAY TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE DIFFERENCE!
If you have any questions about making a gift or about a gift you have already made, please contact the Development Department, at 415.391.1474 x315 or send an email to donations@calhum.org.

CONSIDER MAKING A MONTHLY GIFT
By giving a small amount every month, you can make a larger gift over time and help to ensure consistent support for California Humanities. A monthly gift is easy to set up through our online giving page, and you can change your donation amount at any time.

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. Contact your employer’s human resources office to find out whether your company matches employee donations; if they do, complete your company’s matching form and send it when you make your gift or soon after to: California Humanities, 538 9th Street, Suite 210, Oakland, CA 94607.

DONATE APPRECIATED SECURITIES OR MAKE A PLANNED GIFT
Make a donation of an appreciated gift by clicking on the Planned Giving tab. For information about either of these ways of giving, please email to donations@calhum.org.

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