Support The Crucible

The Crucible is the largest industrial arts organization in the country dedicated to providing young people transformational experiences of picking up a torch, bending metal, and pouring bronze all under one roof. Hands-on learning opportunities like these are critical, especially in this era of physical distancing and remote learning.

Operating at reduced capacity due to the COVID-19 crisis, The Crucible is relying on support from our community to support arts education access programs, employment for artists, and relief programs for our 150+ faculty artists and staff members.

Donate Today

Your Gift Makes The Difference


Youth Experiences

Each year, The Crucible welcomes 5,000 young people ages 8-18 for hands-on workshops that inspire creative connections and spark personal growth.


To Sustainable Transportation

We are supporting our community with expert bike maintenance when safe bike transportation is needed more than ever. A recently expanded Bike Shop is providing monthly Bike Fix-A-Thons and expanded repair and maintenance classes for youth.


For Working Artists

For many working artists, this crisis is not over. We are continuing our relief efforts as long as our community needs it, including free, weekly grocery distribution and $250 gifts from The Crucible’s Community Relief Fund.

How Your Contribution Helps


$30 buys 3 bags of free groceries for working artists

$65 gets one free bike to a community member
$150 buys materials and PPE for three scholarship campers
$500 supports the average costs for one scholarship camper
$5,000 supports a hands-on workshop for ten local youth

Video Spotlights Of Your Impact

Fuego Leader Simha Furaha had his heart set on pursuing glass blowing when COVID-19 forced him to change his plans.

Our scholarship program gives BIPOC and low-income students access to hands-on experiences in the industrial arts.

Continued support from our community has helped make this challenging time a little less scary for our working artists.

Put A Torch In The Hands Of The Next Generation

Share Your Commitment to a Creative Future


Be Creative In Your Support

There are a number of ways you can support the active, creative community of The Crucible from volunteering your time, donating your old car, signing up for employer matching gifts, and more!

Become a Member

Join The Vulcan Society

Monthly Giving

Institutional & Corporate Gifts

Buy Faculty Art



More Ways to Give

Questions? Contact Us

[email protected]
(510) 444-0919 x115