Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the premier children's museum in Southern California, some of which may even allow you to double your impact. Some key considerations that may help you increase the value of your gift are described below.  Please contact your financial advisor for advice on maximizing tax benefits.

Gift Options

Make a Gift Online or By Phone: The easiest way to make a gift to Kidspace is through our secure donation page. To make a credit card gift online, please Click Here; If you would prefer to make a credit card gift over the phone, please call Kris Jensen, Donor Relations Manager,  at (626) 449-9144, ext. 5228.

Cash Gifts: You can also mail in a check. Please make checks payable to Kidspace Children’s Museum.

Please mail your check to:
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Multiply Your Gift's Impact to Kidspace!
Many employers sponsor Matching Gift programs for an employee’s charitable contribution made to a nonprofit organization. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. Please contact your employer to see if a matching gift program is available. You will instantly multiply your support of Kidspace. Please mail your completed matching gift form to the above address or email to Kris Jensen, Donor Relations Manager, at kjensen@kidspacemuseum.org

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Ralphs wants to give back!  Kidspace is part of the Ralphs Community Contributions Program. You can raise money for Kidspace by just using your Ralphs rewards card. Enroll your card on their website and choose Kidspace as your chosen charity. Ralphs will make a donation to Kidspace as a percentage of your purchases at no cost to you. So, enroll today before your next trip to the market. You must re-enroll every September.

Shop to your heart’s content on AmazonSmile! You can easily adjust your Amazon shopping experience so that a portion of the amount you spend is automatically donated to Kidspace by the AmazonSmile Foundation. You’ll find the exact same low prices, selection, lists, and shipping options that you are used to. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, after logging in with your usual Amazon credentials, you will be asked to select a charity to support – Kidspace is listed as Kidspace: A Participatory Museum. Kidspace will receive 0.5% of the price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. 

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Appreciated Securities: Donors making gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have grown in value) earn an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of their securities and avoid capital gain taxes on the transfer. To receive credit for the current calendar/tax year, the electronic transfer from an account or the postmark on the transmittal of the stock certificates must be no later than December 31. Please contact Kris Jensen, Donor Relations Manager, at (626) 449-9144, ext. 5228 or kjensen@kidspacemuseum.org for further instructions.

Bequests: A will provision allows you to make a substantial contribution without diminishing the assets available to you. Since bequests are deductible from your taxable estate, significant estate tax savings may be possible.

Real and Personal Property: A residence or other real property may be given as an outright gift, or you may prefer to give your home and retain the right to occupy the property for life. Personal property such as vehicles, boats, jewelry, and other tangible assets are valued gifts.

Corporate Sponsorship: Kidspace offers corporations exclusive opportunities to create long-lasting brand alliances with the Museum. An affiliation with Kidspace offers a diverse demography and strong brand identity via the Museum's onsite, offsite, and online presence.  Each sponsorship opportunity is tailored to the unique specification of each partnering organization.  Benefits can include site access, collateral and website recognition, and a presence during special events.  Opportunities can range from the sponsorship of an event, an on-going program, or daily operations.  Please contact Katie Lynch-Feige, Institutional Giving Manager, at (626) 449-9144, ext. 5209 or klfeige@kidspacemuseum.org to discuss opportunities for your corporation.

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