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Make your donation at our front desk, online, by phone at 510.620.6772 or by mail.

The Richmond Art Center began in 1936 with the vision of one woman with a suitcase packed with art supplies. Today, thanks to our donors, we are the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, delivering exciting art experiences to thousands of people each year. See a list of the generous donors who make our work possible.

As a 501c3 non-profit, we depend on financial support from many sources, including the City of Richmond, foundations, individuals and businesses.

Please consider giving a financial gift today, and double your impact through one of our matching grants.

$200-$999 donations will be matched one-to-one by a generous, anonymous Foundation and an anonymous donor, up to $20,000.

$1,000+ donations will be matched one-to-one by the City of Richmond, up to $100,000.

Learn about the various Donor Levels and Benefits.

Thank you for your support of our Art Center!

Ways to Give

One-time or recurring tax-deductible gift

Your one-time or recurring tax-deductible gift helps us bring the joy of art-making to more community members. Donate online.

Matching Donations

Matching gifts are an easy way to increase the impact of your contribution at no additional cost to you. Check with your company’s Human Resources department to see if it is one of the thousands in the Bay Area which matches donations to nonprofits. If so, request a Matching Gift form from them and mail it to us at the address below. We’ll take care of the rest.

Stock Gifts and Mutual Funds

Giving stock and mutual funds can provide important tax benefits to you as a donor. When you give long-term appreciated stock to the Art Center, you will qualify for an income tax charitable deduction based on the average share price of your stock on the date on which you make your gift. Email our Executive Director or call 510.620.6777 to get started.

Planned Giving

Make a lasting contribution to the work of the Richmond Art Center by naming us as a beneficiary in your will, as a recipient of a portion of your estate or by establishing a charitable trust. Learn more.

Online Purchases Can Benefit the Art Center

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Learn more here.

iGive is another easy way to make your online purchases benefit the Art Center. It is a simple web browser app, easy to install and uninstall, that automatically activates at more than 1,400 participating stores (such as Walgreen’s, Staples, and Crate & Barrel). Cut and paste the following URL into your browser: and follow the instructions for getting the button.

Or you can just start your shopping trips on-line by going to Either way, a percentage of what you spend is donated to the charity you designate, which we hope will be the Richmond Art Center. The stores pay an average of about 3 percent, but some pay up to 20 percent.

Donor Levels & Benefits

Sponsor $250 – $999

  • 10% discount on classes, workshops, exhibit catalogs & posters
  • 1-year Patron Family Level membership, includes NARM benefit (free admission to 700 museums nationwide, including the de Young, Asian Art and Oakland Museum of California).
  • Primary account holder can exhibit in Annual Members Show
  • 70% commission to the artist on sales of member’s artwork
  • Donor recognition on Art Center’s website and Donor Wall Panel

Friend $1,000 – $2,499

  • Tour of designated exhibition by Director
  • Plus all benefits listed above

Contributor $2,500 – $4,999

  • VIP reception to meet artists
  • Plus all benefits listed above

Sustainer $5,000 – $9,999

  • Recognition in quarterly class catalog
  • Use of galleries for a private, evening event
  • Plus all benefits listed above

Principal $10,000 – $19,999

  • Recognition on Art Center printed materials
  • Plus all benefits listed above

Leader $20,000 +

  • Participate in a group art program activity at the Richmond Art Center or designated off-site location
  • Plus all benefits listed above

Make a Donation Today

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

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