How Your Donation Helps
Since 1999, The Crucible has multiplied the number of classes offered by 40 times, and moved into a space 83 times the size of our original location. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Crucible relies on your support. Through tax-deductible donations, in-kind support, membership, and institutional contributions, we serve 10,000 people and provide over $100,000 in scholarships annually.
You Support Arts Education
The Crucible’s work doesn’t stop in the studio. We partner with communities across the Bay Area through unique collaborations and public art installations that bring the industrial arts to parks, schools, and community centers. We engage young adults beyond the classroom through a leadership program, pre-apprenticeship opportunities, and internships, which offer advanced skills training, access to mentors, and a gateway to careers in industry or art.
Soliah Toldon came to The Crucible in 2012 as a 12 year-old scholarship student. Since then, she has taken a vast variety of industrial art classes including Welded Sculpture, Sand Casting, Glass Fusing, Glass Blowing, and Glass Flameworking. Now 16, Soliah is honing her skills in glass blowing and mentoring younger students as a Fuego leader. Crucible donors have provided Soliah with these incredible opportunities, as well as empowering her to guide the next wave of makers.
Christopher de la Torre
Christopher de la Torre came to The Crucible in 2011 as an 11 year-old scholarship student. Since then, he has taken a vast variety of industrial art classes including Welding, Blacksmithing, Jewelry making, Robotics, Ceramics, and Woodcarving. Now 17, Chris is honing his welding skills and mentoring younger students as a member of The Crucible’s Fuego Youth Leadership Program.