How You Can Help

We believe all children should have creative, hands-on art experiences from professional, community-based artists. You can commit to helping us reach more children where they live, learn and play with meaningful arts experiences. Together, we can help children…

  • Experience: A strong case can be made for learning through firsthand arts experiences demonstrated by professional artists
  • Understand: Thought-provoking artist residencies, workshops, and performances evoke a deep understanding of the art form and its history and culture
  • Create: Creativity transforms the way young people think, expanding their thought process and deepening their engagement
  • Connect: Teaching artists skillfully connect arts learning to other areas of study, and to kids’ lives and world, demonstrating the importance of collaboration and community

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Young Audiences of Northern Califronia is a nonprofit 501(c)3 and all charitible donations are tax deductable as per current current tax standards.

How Your Gift Impacts Students

A gift of any level has a huge impact – consider the opportunities your gift could bring to the kids we engage with tomorrow.

  • $5 per month ($60) will help one child understand science concepts through stop-animation;
  • $50 per month ($600) will help an entire classroom learn about diversity, inclusion, and geometry through a 4-week workshop on West African fabric block prints;
  • $75 can supply oil pastels, drawing paper, graphite and watercolor tablets to an entire classroom for a visual arts residency using insects as muse, inspiring kids to create hybrid creatures on paper
  • $100 per month ($1,200) will help an entire grade level engage deeply with geography, international culture, and their own and their classmates’ heritage through an entire year of world dance;
  • $250 can support one artist residency session for 2 classrooms, introducing students to oral storytelling traditions from around the world
  • $2,000 will help marginalized and under-represented students and their peers experience performances that promote representation and inclusion, such as Nasrudin's Magnificent Journey to Samarkand (an Arab Folktale) and Perspectives of Pride, a new work focused on the life experiences of LGBTQ+ youth.

Other Ways To Donate

Employer Matching

Many companies provide matching support for charitable gifts made by their employees. Check with your Human Resources Office to see if your company has a program and what the process is. This is an easy way to maximize the impact of your gift, often times doubling your support.

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Donate by Mail

Please send a check payable to “Young Audiences of Northern California” at:

Young Audiences of Northern California
57 Post St. # 815
San Francisco, CA 94104