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By supporting Destiny Arts Center, you become a partner in providing youth with safe spaces to express themselves, advocate for change, and build peaceful communities.

With your support, Destiny Arts Center serves over 3,000 students ages 3 to 24 each year at our North Oakland center, at school and community partner sites, and on stages throughout the Bay Area. Within all of our programs, young people are inspired to pursue excellence and develop a strong sense of confidence and connection to their community.

Thank you for your investing in the capacity of young people to live meaningful, peaceful, and creative lives.

Ways to give

One time gift

Join our growing community of supporters by making an annual fund gift today. A gift of any size supports all of our programs. Give online, or mail a check made out to Destiny Arts Center to 970 Grace Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608, or contact us to make a gift over the phone at 510.597.1619.

Monthly gift

Join a special group of monthly donors by making a sustained gift online. Your ongoing support saves Destiny Arts Center precious resources by renewing automatically.

Tribute gift

Make a tribute gift in honor of a joyous occasion or in memory of a loved one.

Stock donation

Donating appreciated securities, such as stock or mutual funds, can be a tax-wise approach to support inspiring and igniting social change through the arts. For more information, contact 510.597.1619.

IRA charitable rollover

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Destiny Arts Center and receive tax benefits in return. For more information, contact 510.597.1619.

Planned gift

By including Destiny Arts Center in your will or estate plans, you can enjoy tax benefits and help sustain our work for generations to come.

Employee matching fund

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. By taking advantage of your company’s matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of your contribution.

Corporate partnerships

Companies have an opportunity to enrich their community by partnering with Destiny Arts Center for support programs for thousands of young people in the Bay Area. Contact us about partnership opportunities at 510.597.1619.

In-kind/Item donation

If you have materials to support our programs or a high value personal item to give, contact us to discuss options. 510.597.1619


The Destiny Leaders ($50,000+) Blume Foundation, City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, Crankstart, Hewlett 50 Arts Commission, Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY), Jessica Ozberker, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Loving Warriors ($25,000–$49,999) California Arts Council, Louis L. Borick Foundation, Morris Stulsaft Foundation, The Hellman Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Honorable Warriors ($10,000–$24,999) Anonymous, Anonymous Fund of the East Bay Community Foundation, Banks Family Foundation, Brickyard Berridge Fund, Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau Fund, George Family Foundation, Neil Grimmer and Tana Johnson, James Irvine Foundation, McEvoy Spero Family Charitable Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Pixar Animation Studios, Maureen and Tim Recker, David and Carla Riemer, Sam Mazza Foundation, Colleen and John Stormer

Peaceful Warriors ($5,000–$9,999) 18 Rabbits (in-kind), Adobe Project 1324, Ananda Fund, Anonymous, Karen Bouris, Carolyn Cavalier and Sandy Rosenberg, Charles Casey and Laurie Reid Fund, Bob and Kay Cheatham, Devorah and Saul Sherman Fund, Fanny Bess Philanthropic Fund, Scott Gelin, Kara Anne and Josh Harrington, Kaiser Permanente, Moms Against Poverty, David Nixon and Lande Ajose, Piedmont Com-munity Church, Castle Sinicrope and Bhavin Parikh, Tarbell Fam-ily Foundation, The Barrios Trust, The Betsy Gordon Foundation, The Cannella & Bianco Charitable Fund, Alice Walker

Champions ($2,500–$4,999) Shane Adler, Shannon Adkins, Rita Blitt, Bridge Bank, Edith and Herbert Leh-man Foundation, Doralynn Folse, Grubman Wealth Management, Jean Jarvis and Eric Havian, Macpherson East Bay Performing Arts Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation, Jyothi and Seth Marbin, Evan and Christy McDonald, Mechanics Bank, O2 Initiatives of the Uplands Foundation, Olly Public Benefit Corporation, Eric Ryan, David and Melanie Schoenberg, Jill Schweitzer and John Gronberg, Preston Taylor and Rachel Issaka Taylor

Black Belts ($1,000–$2,499) Anonymous, Sadie Barnette, Katrine Benninger, Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Nancy Bryan and Louis Esparza, Richard and Shakti Butler, David Clayton and Gayle DeKellis, Jonathan and Susan Davis, Nathaniel Dewart and Solana Rice, Andrea and Brook Dooley, Doris J. Foster Foundation, Lauren Dutton and Glen Tripp, Allison and Pedro Fernandez, Five Arts Fund, John Goldstein and Holly Roberson, Kathy Hallock, Headwaters Foundation, Renee Heider, Heller Family Foundation, Hitchcock Bowart Daterra Family Foundation, Kathy Krumpe and Kyle Brown, Suzanne LaFetra Collier and David Collier, Tom Limon and Cristy Johnston Limon, Samuel Miller and Maude Pervere, Preeti Mistry and Ann Nadeau, Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb’s Office (in-kind), Shannon Prokup, Aaron and Brenda Shinault, Anne Smith Rainey, The Candide Group Fund, The Sholley Foundation, Romeo Uriarte and Sarah Carr, Erica Webber, Weinmann Family Giving Fund, Daniel and Ji Winkler, Y & H Soda Foundation

Peacemaker ($501–$999) Lorrania Byrd, Diane Davidson, Felicia Gustin, Darrick Lam, Jeff and Linda McClain, Sallie and Richard Olsen, Nikhila Pai and Jeff Cooksey, Solstice Press (in-kind), Ellen Shaffer, Orit Vogel

Shaker ($251–$500) Michelle Abernathy and Ryan Horn, America’s Best Local Charities, Ansel Family Fund, Kim Arnold, Balco Properties LTD, LLC, Jeffrey and Karen Banks, Liz Behrens and John Ware, Julie Bernstein and Thomas Padia, Monica Bien, Lewis Byrd, Donna Crowell, David and Helen Dornbusch Philanthropic Fund, Elio Gizzi and Valerie Gutwirth, Sergio Guadarrama, Bonnie and Earl Hamlin, Eric Heaney, Joyce Hicks and Eric Behrens, Priscilla Hine and Tony Contea, Mateo Hinojosa, James Hobbs, Jacquelyn Horton, Mike and Tonia Hsieh, Leonard and Jenni-fer Huret Dulski, Risa Jaroslow and David Tobis, Tawanda Kanhema, Homa Khamsi and Majid Akhavan, Christopher and Lilly Krenn, Lauren C. Elder Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation, Joe Loya and Diane Aranda, Liza and Bobby Lutzker, Magick Fusager Design, Inc., Manuel Martinez and Ann Lin, Elinda McKenna, Susan Merino and Eugene Bialczak, Michael J. Loeb Charitable Fund, Guthrie Morgan and Tomiquia Moss, Lisa and Kyle Mueller, Adhi Nagraj and Kaitlin McGaw, James and Melab Nixon, Leo Pagel and Hasse Leonard-Pa-gel, Kristin Porter and Jack Nguyen, Stephen Riley and Helene Gryfakis, Fred Rosenblum, Erika Seid, Dean Sheppard and Margaret Payne, Leo Sommaripa and Christina Erickson, Marjorie and Barrett Stern, David Stevens and Michele DiTomas, Michael Sugarman and Kim Swain, Claudia Taurean, Teng & Smith, Inc., The David Arpi & Natalie Gubb Fund, The Kevin Collins Fund for Children at the East Bay Community Foundation, Zoa and Matt Town, John White and Marcia Black, Akaya Windwood and Kim Scala, Bill and Marianne Witscher

Mover ($101–$250) Amazon Smile Foundation, Louise Anderson, Anonymous, Mike Bandrowski and Renée Scott, Teiahsha Bankhead, Terrence Becker and Daphne de Marneffe, Alberto Berry, Jim Best, Anthony and Angela Bilich, Dale and Marilyn Boschetto, Mollyanne Brewer, Jane Bryan-Jones, Jacqueline and Harley Buettner, Linda Carr, Alison Chapot, Bernadette Chi, Serena Clayton and Regie Stites, Richard and Susan Coffin, Beki Crowell, Francis de Marneffe, Vicki and David Demeter, Cathy and Tim Der, Janet Donaldson, Gregory Elich and Vaughn Shields, Lorraine Feldman, Rachael Gazdick, Mary Going and Martha Rynberg, Anna Goldstein and Joe Lamb, Laura Gorrin, Elissa Guest and Nicholas Smith, Lenore Harris, Sam Hartwell, Danielle Hayes, Healthy Smiles Dental Care, Lauren Heller Berk, Frank and Michele Helm, Catherine Henley-Erickson, Jeffrey Hobson and Kim Seashore, Andrea Horvath, Mike Hsu and Lizelle Festejo Hsu, Andy Huang and Elaine Tseng, Timothy Huey, Rumana Hussain and Mathew Loving, Evelyn Ibarra and William Canada, Denise Keller, James and Lisa Ken-drix, Allison Kenny and Lynn Johnson, Paul Kim and Katya Min, Kivel Luckey Justice Fund, Liza Kramer, Miko Lee, Steve Lew, Jonathan and Stephanie Lewis, Robert Livsey, Donald Loeb, Nikki Lowy, Rosemary Luke, Jill MacLean, Kathleen Maloney, Jill McFadden and Robert Kattenburg, Angela McKee, Noa Mohlabane and Demetra Fountaine, Hoi-Fei Mok, Montebello Family Fund, Doreen Moreno, Milton Moskowitz and Elizabeth Rollins, Louise G Music, Nissa Espresso & Gelato Bar, Meghan O’Leary and Matt Herraras, Judy O’Shea, Shirley Rae and Ronald Kenneth Parini, Arisika Razak, Turi and Harold Reynolds, Catherine Rogers, Patricia and Michael Ruffolo, Ted Russell, Diane Sanchez, Anthony Santangelo, John Schmid and Rachel Steinberg, Gregory Schram, Caroline Schultz and Catherine Lyons, Gae Shulman, Rebecca Sills, M.T. Silvia, Susan and Thomas Smegal, Thomas Spalding, Bob Stern, Jane Suskin, Ruth Tavlin, Zohar Tobi, Elena, Emily and Chris Wenzler, Maura Wolf and Noel Cook, Dina Wolkoff, Deborah Yaffe and Gregory Henricks, Sabina Yoon and Chris Moore, Zaitlin-Nienberg Family Fund,


Help Destiny to continue moving for peace!


Help Destiny to continue moving for peace!