Palo Alto Art Center Foundation  

ways to support

Make a Gift Online

Select an amount that is comfortable for you, and know that your gift helps us support a range of diverse programs at the Art Center, including free admission, children's art programs, adult studios, school tour programs, and exhibitions.

The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization (Federal ID #94-2382459).

Support a Program

Cultural Kaleidoscope
Cultural Kaleidoscope is a unique artists-in-the-schools program that links the diverse communities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, building bridges through the arts.

Adult Studios
The Adult Studio program provides community members—from novices to
professionals—access to art instruction, studio time, and professional support, all in a well-equipped facility.

Project LOOK!
For more than 30 years, Project LOOK! has provided fun, educational and memorable art experiences to thousands of students in Palo Alto and the surrounding area. Project LOOK! combines an interactive exhibition tour with a realted hands-on art activity.

Children's Fine Art
The Children’s Fine Art Program offers young people a comprehensive art experience with a variety of afterschool classes, summer camps, and workshops. We offer kids exposure to working artists, hands-on art experiences, and provide them with an understanding of the importance of creative expression.

The Art Center's acclaimed exhibition program brings the work of world-renowned and emerging artists to the community. Emphasizing contemporary Bay Area art, our exhibitions feature objects of high aesthetic quality and craftsmanship produced in a wide range of artistic media. Thanks to the support of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, exhibitions organized by the Palo Alto Art Center have traveled to museums and art institutions throughout the country.

Membership offers you an opportunity to preview our exciting exhibitions, receive insider information and announcements on member-only opportunities, get special discounts in the Gallery Shop, and much more! Click here to learn more.
Stock Gifts
There can be significant tax advantages when making a donation of appreciated stock. Making a stock gift is easy. Please notify Debra Reed, Vice President & Trust Officer, at Boston Private Bank and Trust Company to make a stock gift. Debra can be reached at (650) 378-2010 or you can email her at
Employer Matching Gift
Does your employer have a matching program? You contribution can have more impact by asking for instructions on how to make a matching gift.
Planned Gifts

Make a lasting contribution through your estate by way of a bequest, insurance policy, or charitable remainder trust. Your attorney or financial advisor can help determine the right type of gift for you.

For any estate planning purposes, please direct your gift to the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation (Tax ID # 94-2382459).

Gifts in Honor or in Memory

One of the most meaningful ways to remember loved ones, to honor family and friends, or to thank a special person is to make a tribute gift to PAACF. When a gift is received, the Development Office will send a notification of the gift to the honoree, or in the case of a memorial gift, the honoree’s designated family member.

Use the Click to Give! button to give and email with the specific information regarding the tribute.



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