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Support projects that offer new ideas and fresh perspectives and that inspire Californians to work for a better future.
Cal 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!
Foundations and government agencies provide major support for Cal Humanities programs and general operations.
This group of distinguished donors provides the necessary funding to ensure that we can continue to present high-quality humanities experiences and programs to audiences throughout California. These grants also allow us the opportunity to leverage increased donations from a growing range of individuals and sponsors, further allowing us to build our organizational capacity and serve the cultural, historical, and educational needs of our audience each year.
Cal Humanities would like to acknowledge the following institutions and thank them for their generous support:
- The National Endowment for the Humanities
- California State Library
- The BayTree Fund
- The Whitman Institute
- The Seedlings Foundation
How can we work together to create a brighter future?
Making a planned gift — whether by including a bequest in your will or by naming Cal Humanities as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy, or retirement fund — provides essential support for our future as we work to create a “state of open mind.”
Planned gifts can offer significant tax advantages and by including Cal Humanities in your estate planning, it demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to the cultural and civic values we strive to uphold and promote.
If you would like more information about planned gifts, please contact Ann Yoshinaga, Development Officer, at 415.391.1474 x313 or via email at email@example.com.
Corporate philanthropy is good for business by attracting new customers and building loyalty among current ones. Corporate support, along with funding from individuals and foundations, plays a vital role in our efforts to create and support projects that offer new ideas and fresh perspectives and that inspire Californians to work for a better future.
Cal Humanities would like to partner with you to present an exciting array of reading and discussion programs, outreach initiatives and other educational programs to diverse audiences throughout our state. Last year, our programs reached more than 18 million people in California and across the United States.
Several studies have shown that consumers understand and appreciate nonprofit partnerships — and that those partnerships greatly influence purchasing decisions. In fact, recent research indicates that corporate philanthropy yields returns of 200 to 300 percent. What's more, corporate sponsorships have the greatest impact among highly educated, higher-income individuals who are difficult to reach through traditional media.
If you would like to speak with someone in the development office about opportunities for providing institutional support, please contact Ann Yoshinaga, Development Officer, at 415.391.1474 x313 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your contribution of $100, $75, or $50 will help nurture and promote thoughtful, creative projects by inspired thinkers, storytellers, filmmakers, web producers, radio documentarians, and many others. These projects offer fresh perspectives on issues that affect California and provide insight on how we can make our state a better place, start conversations that matter, and create a state of open mind.
HOW ABOUT A MONTHLY GIFT?
Consider making a monthly gift – a small amount every month can allow you to make a larger gift over time and helps to ensure consistent support for Cal Humanities programs.
Every year, the Council receives a greater number of requests for support than we can possibly support. Your regular gift enables us to focus our resources on meeting this challenge and bring more programs to more places across California. A monthly gift provides convenience for your schedule, and you can cancel or change your payments at any time. Just visit our giving page to set up your recurring donation.
You can make a difference. Please send your gift today. In appreciation for your generosity, we would like to offer you the following items:
For a gift of $50,
you will receive our natural, organic cotton canvas tote bag (10” x 14" x 5").
For a gift of $75,
you will receive a stainless steel, insulated travel coffee tumbler (16 oz.).
For a gift of $100 or more,
you may choose one of the following thank you gifts: an aluminum travel water bottle, BPA free, with heavy-duty grip (27 oz.); an iPad 2 case, silicone, fits 16, 32, and 64 GB models (7 5/8” x 9 ¾”); or a 100% cotton t-shirt, preshrunk (men’s sizes S, M, L, XL).