Support The Crucible

The Crucible is the largest industrial arts organization in the country dedicated to providing young people transformative experiences 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.

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.


Creative Career Pathways

Through our Creative Economy Pathway Program, young adults have access to digital and metal fabrication workshops to help them build careers as artists and tradespeople.

How Your Contribution Helps


$25 buys clay and materials for two youth scholarship students

$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 C’Zarriah Davis-Smith was set on her creative path during a free Crucible field trip.

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

For students like Ashala Jones, having access to hands-on Crucible classes during the COVID-19 pandemic was a lifeline.

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



More Ways to Give

Questions? Contact Us
(510) 444-0919 x115