Support Us

There are many ways to support the Art Center.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on your generous support to bridge the gap between tuition and operating expenses, as well as to help fund our scholarship and outreach programs. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today, so that we may continue to offer an engaging art-making experience for the many diverse communities of San Francisco.

1. Help us meet our 2016 annual appeal goal!
an amount of your choice.

NEW OPTION for online giving: Square Cash

Here’s how your dollars will make a difference:

$100 gift purchases such basic supplies as flour and salt for our teacher-made playdough.
$250 gift helps purchase art materials such as paper, pastels, and paint.
$365 gift supports classroom needs such as smocks or new panels for the painting wall.
$500 gift supports the Scholarship Fund providing financial aid to families.
$1000 gift supports the Scholarship Fund providing financial aid to families.

Each day in the Art Center studio our teachers support children as they engage with art materials. Yet, not only do the children explore and create art, but they also engage with each other learning valuable social skills. And in discussions with classmates and our teachers, the children are free to talk about their work and share their insights. This immensely rich and individualized experience is what we offer children at the Art Center.

We can’t do this without you! So join us and support our mission to provide a place filled with possibilities, where children can collaborate, explore, and grow. We need your help to nurture the future problem-solvers of the world!

Anna, age 2 ¾ - photo by Gail Tarantino

2. In-Kind Donations

Recycled art and sculpture materials
Mixed paper

3. Shop at our partners, buy Art Center goods

Farm Fresh to You is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program that delivers organic, local produce to your home or office. Receive $10 off your first box of fresh, organic produce conveniently delivered right to your door and Farm Fresh To You will donate $15 back to the SFCAC!

 It's Quick and Easy to Sign Up! Here's How: 

  1. SIGN UP ONLINE at or call 1-800-796-6009
  3. CUSTOMIZE YOUR SERVICE - Pick the best box option for you! Select your preferred size, delivery frequency and start date. 

Cole Hardware is a locally owned business in San Francisco and is the source for all of your hardware needs and more. They have four retail stores located at Cole & Parnassus, 29th & Mission, 4th & Market, and on Polk Street at the corner of Green. Known for their excellent customer service and their standard hardware tools they also offer gifts, housewares, and ideas! Every time you make a purchase, 10% of the total transaction is donated to the Art Center. It's easy! When you check out, just give the cashier our Frequent Shopper Account number *1231.