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Support the Crucible

Since 1999, The Crucible has inspired creative exploration and expression through hands-on industrial arts education for people of diverse ages and backgrounds. As an innovative hub built around the industrial arts, The Crucible is a catalyst for individual growth and vibrant community connections. Your tax-deductible contribution sparks these fires!


Each year, Crucible donors support the creators of the future:

20+ interns and apprentices
450+ workshops taught by 200+ working artists
500+ students in school partnerships
1,000+ youth summer campers
$120,000+ in scholarships for Bay Area youth


Make a Donation to The Crucible Fund

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your support is critical to our success. Your gift, regardless of size, is important to The Crucible. These gifts provide youth and adult scholarships and free programs for local public schools. $25 buys safety equipment for a student and $1,000 sponsors a field trip for 60 young people. Make your gift and support arts education today.

Become a Member

In addition to each level’s benefits, your membership also helps The Crucible provide special opportunities for underserved communities to engage with the arts. As a Crucible member, you can take pride in knowing that you are supporting one of the Bay Area’s most captivating creative spaces. Take advantage of a full year of great benefits including priority registration, tuition and ticket discounts, and exclusive access to special events and services. Join now and begin your artistic journey today.

Join the Vulcan Society

Channeling the spirit of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and metal-working, this community is comprised of our most generous and engaged supporters, who give a gift of $1,000 or more. The Vulcan Society helps sustain the work that began almost twenty years ago and provide important support for innovation and excellence in industrial arts education. The Crucible’s free programs for schools, community open houses, and our youth scholarship fund are all underwritten in part by the generosity of this group.

Become an Institutional Donor

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.

Donate with Company Matching

Many companies will match your contribution, sometimes two or three times over. Take a look at some of the corporations that currently support The Crucible through matching funds, or reach out to your HR department to see if your donation is eligible for a match.

Become a Partner

Many companies and organizations have supported Crucible programs and events by donating products, services, or discounts. Examples include photography services, media sponsorship of performances, coupons to share with our community, food and beverages, or donating a percentage of sales. Reciprocal benefits are flexible and can be tailored to fit your specific objectives.

Contribute Gifts
of Stock

Stock gifts provide the same membership benefits as gifts of cash and can be a cost-effective way to donate. 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
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.

Establish Planned Giving

Inspire future generations by planning for a special kind of gift that may not be possible in your lifetime, but will have a lasting impact on The Crucible’s future. You can 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. Or you can 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 car, boat, or other used vehicle

You can arrange vehicle donations online at (just select The Crucible as your beneficiary) or by calling 1-877-537-5277. Charitable Auto Resources takes just about any motor vehicle, including trucks, sport utility vehicles, motorcycles, RVs, boats, airplanes, go-carts, scooters,golf carts, forklifts, trailers, and more. 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 helping The Crucible.

Make an In-Kind Contribution

In-kind donations 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.

Give your time as a volunteer

Over 35,000 hours have been donated since 1999. Donating your time in the studio, office, or during special events provides you with behind-the-scenes access to The Crucible, and allows us to change lives through industrial arts education. Give us the gift of your time and expertise while simultaneously earning credit toward discounts on class tuition.

Attend the Fire & Light Soiree and Art Auction

Each year, The Crucible hosts an exciting fundraising event, the Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. Attendees enjoy cocktails, a delectable dinner, and a spectacular performance, and expand their art collection by bidding on incredible works in glass, metal, wood, ceramic, and more in the live art auction.

For information about supporting The Crucible,
please contact us: