Support The Crucible 2018-08-13T10:53:31+00:00

Support The Crucible

As a supporter of The Crucible community, you know all about the transformational power of making and creative risk-taking, and the difference it can make in one person’s life. That’s why we provide accessible industrial arts education and experiences year-round at The Crucible.



Our heart is in our industrial arts education programs and in our community. Click through to learn more about how The Crucible has helped remove barriers to creativity for Maritza, Maliq, Ale’ah, and Susan.

30+ youth leaders, apprentices, and interns
40+ partnerships with local schools
450+ workshops taught by 200+ working artists
1300+ students in school partnerships
$120,000+ in scholarships for Bay Area youth


Your support transforms lives. Your passion, your action, your commitment will be there difference. Donors help provide opportunities for underserved communities to engage with the arts – disbursing over $120,000 in scholarships reaching over 5,000 youth, each year.
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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!
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.
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The Vulcan Society is comprised of our most generous and engaged supporters. 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.
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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.

Many companies will match your contribution, sometimes two or three times over. Many also will match volunteer hours as well. Take a look at some of the corporations that currently support The Crucible through matching funds, or enquire with your HR department about matching funds.
Examples of matching sponsors include Google, Chevron, Levi Strauss, Bank of America, and more.
Vehicle donations can be set up online at, and select Crucible as your beneficiary. Or call 1-877-537-5277. Charitable Auto Resources takes most motor 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.
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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. Reach out to for more information on needed supplies.

Make A Bequest

Inspire future generations by planning for a special kind of donation that 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. 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.

Many companies and organizations have supported Crucible programs and events by donating products, services, or discounts. Reciprocal benefits are flexible and can be tailored to fit your specific objectives.
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 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.
Each year, The Crucible hosts the annual gala, our Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. Attendees expand their art collection by bidding on incredible works in glass, metal, wood, ceramic, and more. While enjoying specialty drinks, sit-down dinner, and a one-of-a-kind performance.

Thank you for being a part of The Crucible’s vibrant community of artists, makers, and innovators.

For information about supporting The Crucible,
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