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 kind are always appreciated, and donations of any
amount can be made securely online via PayPal.com using the
In addition, a variety of other creative and flexible options to
give are listed below. All contributions to the Museum are
tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.
Launched in 2006 with a lead gift from former Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger and former First Lady Maria Shriver, the Founders
Circle is the Museum’s donor program of unrestricted gifts of
$25,000 or more.
Among other benefits, Founders Circle members are invited to
attend the California Hall of Fame induction ceremony and
recognized on the Museum’s lobby donor wall, web site,
newsletters and other materials.
For more information on how to become a part of the Founders
Circle, please contact:
The California Museum produces several extraordinary exhibits,
exciting events and exceptional educational resources each year
featuring a variety of California’s people and stories not
commonly presented elsewhere. Sponsorship of the Museum’s
exhibits, events and educational programs are a cost-effective
way to fulfill corporate marketing and philanthropic objectives
simultaneously, while also supporting new generations of
In-kind donations also support the Museum. When businesses and
individuals provide goods and services at little or no cost, we
can direct our financial resources toward essential projects that
fulfill our mission.
Contact us to inquire about our most
Contact us for more information about
Select national retailers will donate a portion of your purchase
to The California Museum
including Amazon.com, Ebay.com, Target, The Sharper
Image, Staples, Office Depot, The Gap, Home Depot, and many more!
Participation is simple, go to
ShopforMuseums.com, log in, and choose The California Museum;
then just click on your favorite store and shop!