Support CCM and Sustain Access for Low-Income Families

Together, What Will We Create?

Our world has changed immensely since 1998 when we first opened. And yet, through it all, our commitment to nurturing creativity and collaboration in all children and families remains. A generation of children has grown up animating, designing, and performing in our museum and theater. Many of these children are now the creators, inventors, and leaders - and in some cases even parents! - shaping our society.

As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, the Children’s Creativity Museum serves as a new model for children’s museums. Young people are empowered to create and collaborate using analog and digital tools. Families from diverse backgrounds have safe spaces in which they laugh and find common ground. Everyone has a place where their stories and ideas matter - and what we envision for our collective future becomes possible. Our core values of equity and co-creation along with authentic relationships we’ve developed over time allow us to share unique, urban insights with regional and national networks. Together, we will lay the foundation for our future and for all of San Francisco.


Help Us Celebrate!

Our year-long celebration kicks off on October 14, 2023, with a public groundbreaking ceremony, showcasing the facilities improvements we’ll be making thanks to an $800,000 State of California grant championed by Assemblymember Phil Ting, Senator Scott Wiener, and Assemblymember Matt Haney.

Events throughout the coming year will provide opportunities for artists, educators, and innovators to share memories of their time with us over the last 25 years with today’s generation of visitors. Highlights include:

  • Our 25th Anniversary exhibition (Summer 2024)
  • A capstone fundraising event (October 2024), in tandem with the anticipated completion of our facilities improvements

Make Your Gift Today to Support Access for Equity

Did you know that nearly 25% of Children’s Creativity Museum visitors receive free admission? To sustain our unparalleled service to low-income families in our community through free museum access and free school field trips for Title I schools, we are launching a $200,000 Access for Equity fundraising campaign. Your gift of any amount made now through December 31, 2024, will help ensure continued access for low-income families, sparking creativity for all and empowering the next generation of creative problem solvers, inventors, artists, and leaders. Join us today with your gift to sustain access for low-income families.

Ways To Give

You may direct or increase your support to the Children’s Creativity Museum in a number of ways.

Online Giving

This is a simple, straightforward way to show your support for the Children’s Creativity Museum! Click here to get started.

Check via Mail

Gifts made by check save us 3% over credit cards! Checks made payable to Children’s Creativity Museum may be sent to 221 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103 (Attn: Katharine Greenbaum, Deputy Director/Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Initiatives).

Donor Advised Funds

The Children’s Creativity Museum accepts gifts made via Donor Advised Funds (“DAF”). Donor-advisors should consult with their DAF manager, tax advisors, and/or legal counsel to determine the tax treatment of their proposed contributions and any restrictions that may apply.

Corporate Matching Gifts & Payroll Deductions

Your contribution to the Children’s Creativity Museum may qualify for an employer match, doubling your impact! In addition, if your employer conducts an annual charitable gift drive, you can designate the Children’s Creativity Museum to be the recipient of your payroll deduction gift. Please ask your Human Resources office if you have a Matching Gift or Workplace Giving Program.

Corporate Partner Program

Your support of the Children’s Creativity Museum gives your company a full year of exciting benefits - all while inspiring creativity and innovation for children and families and promoting economic vitality in downtown San Francisco.

Corporate Partner Program packages are included here. Support above the $25,000 level can be crafted to suit your philanthropic goals and objectives. The greatest benefit of your partnership is the impact that your support will have on the next generation and our community!