Support Creativity

Support Creativity

Support our work to bring creative expression to all children through our Winter Campaign. Shardie Thomas-Ezell, Art Teacher at Bret Harte Middle School, recently brought her class to the museum and writes “It saddens me that the majority of my students live in poverty and for many of them it was their first time ever visiting San Francisco (although it’s only 15 miles away from Oakland).” CCM was able to provide a fee-waived field trip so that Shardie’s students could experience the creative, innovative, and imaginative exhibits.

Over the past year, we have provided over 3,000 visitors in need with free admission. We also served over 5,000 participants from under-resourced schools with over 150 field trip scholarships. There are more children in need, but we need your help! In this coming year we want to:

  • Provide scholarships to 160 classes in under-resourced schools
  • Launch a pilot program to provide low-income field trip attendees with free family passes
  • Provide 50% of summer field trip students with scholarships
  • Expand more opportunities for low-income families to experience CCM for free

Our Winter Campaign goal is $30,000 in order to reach these important milestones. Give the gift of creativity today especially for children who may not be given many opportunities otherwise.




Animator: $25 (Provides 2 child-friendly books for Storybook Park)

Innovator: $100 (Gives a 2 month supply of markers for Sketch Town)

Director: $250 (Cost for fifth graders to learn computer science basics in our robot coding field trip)

Producer: $500 (Sponsors a group of 40 children and educators to attend summer group workshops)

Executive Producer: $1,000 (Ensures a 1 month supply of sculpting material to develop fine motor skills and creativity)