Ways to Give

The Crucible serves more than 20,000 people annually through classes, workshops and programs. Your support helps fund $150,000 annually in scholarships for youth and adults, visits to schools and community events, and dozens of emerging artists and makers.

There are a number of ways that 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.

There Are Many Ways To Support The Crucible

In-Kind Donations

Are your tools collecting dust? Want to find a new home for your old bicycle? In-kind donations, or donations of physical goods or services instead of financial support, have upgraded our studio equipment, furnished our administrative offices, and improved our classes. Our wish list includes equipment like grinders and grinding pads, diamond core drill bits, power hammers, shop vacuums, and office furniture. Contact us for more information.

Institutional and Corporate Gifts

Grants from foundations, corporations, and government agencies underwrite all aspects of The Crucible’s programs including our award-winning youth program, special events and performances, and general operating support. Over the last 20 years, many companies and organizations have supported Crucible programs and events by donating products, services, or discounts.

Make A Bequest

Inspire future generations by planning for a special kind of donation that will have a lasting impact. Make a bequest to The Crucible by including a provision in your will designating a portion of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or a donation of real estate. You can also name The Crucible as a beneficiary of your donor-advised fund, retirement plan, IRA, or life insurance policy, by filling out a beneficiary designation form from your plan provider.

Donate Your Old Vehicle

Cars and other types of vehicle donations can be arranged online at careasy.org and selecting The Crucible as your beneficiary or using the link below. Charitable Auto Resources takes most motor vehicles, including both automotive and marine vehicles, and they handle all of the documents, vehicle pick-up, charity auction sale, and distribution of proceeds to The Crucible. You’ll get an itemized tax deduction for its full, true value, while supporting The Crucible.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock are treated the same as cash donations in terms of benefits, and can be a cost-effective way to support The Crucible. Electronic stock transfers do not include donor information. Please notify The Crucible of your intent to transfer stock along with the name of the stock and the number of shares, and instruct your brokerage firm to transfer the securities via an electronic transfer to:
DTC 0443 First Republic Services, via Pershing LLC.
Registration of: The Crucible
1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Account #: 33L-080240

Become A Member

Membership benefits more than just yourself: Crucible members help keep class prices affordable, provide free events to the community, and invest in the future makers of the Bay Area. As a Crucible member, you can take pride in knowing that you are supporting one of the Bay Area’s most accessible and captivating creative spaces.

Employer Matching Gifts

Did you know many companies will match donations you make to The Crucible? They’ll even match volunteer hours as well! Contact your HR department to find out more about your company’s matching donation policies, or visit the following commonly used matching websites, such as Benevity and YourCause. When you make a donation, request a match and double (or triple!) your impact.

Make A Monthly Pledge

Become a Flamekeeper with a Monthly Gift and make a regular, sustaining impact. Your Flamekeeper commitment provides the stability that allows us to introduce more people to the rewards of creating with their hands and imaginations. Make a monthly commitment to creativity today!


Donate your time to The Crucible! Each year, hundreds of passionate volunteers make sure The Crucible’s studio, front office, and events are properly supported. We reward volunteers for their service with discounts off classes, studio access, and other valuable perks.

Join the Vulcan Society

The Vulcan Society is comprised of our most generous and dedicated supporters, who help make The Crucible’s free programs for schools, community open houses, and our youth scholarship fund possible. Join with a gift of $1,000 or more and receive all member benefits, as well as invitations to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes access to The Crucible.

Fire & Light Soirée

Every spring, The Crucible welcomes our generous donors to visit us for a night of incredible art, speciality drinks, delicious food, and an awe-inspiring performance of Fire & Light. Join us and show your support for a creative future, while expanding your art collection with incredible works of glass, metal, wood, ceramic, and more.

Your Support Is Needed

Together We Will Build A Creative Future For Oakland and the Bay Area

Questions? Contact Us

(510) 444-0919 x115