Support the Crocker 

Wee Wednesday, kids in gallery

Your generosity helps us change lives, stimulate curiosity, and enrich the intellectual and cultural lives in our community.

Your Support Makes an Impact

Join us in celebrating all we are able to accomplish thanks to your donations, membership, and support. Each of the Museum's supporters helps ensure art access in our community and contributes to the Crocker's ability to serve the public through exhibitions, collections, programs, and outreach.

What we achieve annually through your contributions:


Visitors served


New works added to the permanent collection


Public programs offered


Exhibitions presented

Reasons to Give


School children served at the Museum and in schools


Hours of instruction provided, both in and out of the classroom

Students painting

More Ways to Give

Gallery 308, Penelope, 2023

Celebrate your loved ones with a gift in honor of a special occasion or in their memory. Just select Tribute Gift under Donation Type when making your gift.

A photo of a grandfather, father, and child sitting in the Crocker's historic ballroom.

Help us build a strong endowment to sustain our future and inspire the next generation through our collection and programs. 

A mother with shoulder-length curly grey hair wearing a black shirt and dark pants stands in one of the Crocker's galleries laughing. A child with chin length curly hair wearing a light blue collared shirt over a bright blue shirt and pants, stands next to her, also laughing.

Crocker members have more fun! Support the Museum while enjoying exclusive benefits like free admission, invitations to member-only events, and more!

A photo of the Crocker's Friedman Court and second floor balcony, all decked out for the 59th Crocker Ball. The table clothes are pink and a purple light floods Friedman Court.

Support art access and art education in our community while maximizing your businesses’ visibility throughout the region.

Baby Strollers

Your estate planning can help support the Crocker in the future and make a lasting impact through our planned giving program.

Art Auction paddle raised

Join us for one of the Crocker’s signature fundraising events and raise your paddle to help make art accessible to everyone in our community. 

How to Give

Matching Gifts
Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) Charitable Rollovers

Philanthropy takes many forms, and the Crocker is honored to have your support. Beyond cash gifts, many of our valued donors choose to support the Museum through matching gifts, IRA rollovers, in-kind donations, and gifts of art. Read more about the many ways you can provide crucial funds to support art in our community.

Many companies have a matching gift program, which matches contributions made by employees and retirees, dollar for dollar. This enables you to double (sometimes even triple!) your impact! Purchasing or renewing your membership counts as a donation and may be matched. While the matching gift cannot be used to increase your membership level, it does directly support the Museum. 

To see if your donation can be matched, contact your company’s Human Resources or Community Relations department and complete the steps provided by your employer. Send any corresponding verification paperwork to: Crocker Art Museum, Attn: Development, 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.  

If you have already sent in your payment, follow your employer’s procedure for submitting matching gift requests. The Crocker can confirm receipt of your donation for matching purposes upon request. For questions regarding matching gifts, please contact our Membership Office at (916) 808-6730 or email Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Donations of stock, bonds, and mutual funds are a great way to support the Museum while realizing important financial benefits for yourself. By donating appreciated stock, you avoid paying capital gains tax and can often claim a full income tax deduction equal to the stock’s fair market value on the day it was donated. 

To donate, please complete the Stock Transfer Form and provide the following information to the Development department at  

  • Name of donor 

  • Name of stock  

  • Number of shares 

  • Date of transfer 

  • Gift designation  

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) are set up by individuals to provide them with income during retirement. If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as the Crocker Art Museum without having to pay income taxes on the money. 

This giving method is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short. Your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution for the year. 

Please consult with a tax professional if you are considering a charitable gift under the extended law. To learn more about the benefits of using your IRA to make a contribution to the Crocker, please read here

Contact Us

Please reach out to our Development department with any questions about contributions, sponsorships, or the endowment.

Mailing Address
ATTN: Development Department
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814