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There are many ways you can support the arts and help preserve cartoon art history. Your gift of money, art, objects,
or time helps the Cartoon Art Museum in its efforts to serve the community through unique exhibits, vital educational programs, and the collection of cartoon art. We depend on your generous contributions to continue this important work.


Make your 100% tax-deductible financial donation by clicking on the button below.

Announcing the Cartoon Art Museum’s Patreon page!  For all of our fans and supporters, here is a new way to show your love of cartoon art, get an exclusive blog, discounts on our online store and more!  Give what you can, every dollar counts!

Employer Matching:

Does your company match it’s employees donations?  Make your donation worth twice as much with an Employee Matching Fund.  For a list of companies that match donations, click here, or ask you Human Resources Department.  If your company donates and is not on our list, let us know and we’ll add them!

We also accept gifts of stock, art, books, and gifts-in-kind, which are also tax-deductible as defined by law. More on In-Kind Donations.

Now you can also donate your car:

Become a member.

One of the best ways to support the Cartoon Art Museum is by joining us as a member. We offer eight membership levels from $25 to $1000. All members receive core benefits–free admission, guest passes, bookstore discounts, and invitations to openings and special receptions–with additional gifts for some membership levels.


Contribute to our Capital Campaign:


Volunteers make essential contributions to the Cartoon Art Museum. Their time and effort make it possible for the museum to present an ambitious program of exhibitions and activities to our community and help to create materials and services that would not otherwise exist. Their generous contributions are a constant source of much-needed assistance to all CAM activities, from daily operations to exciting special events. In appreciation of valued service, active CAM volunteers are eligible to receive benefits similar to those of members. Join our team! Call Summerlea Kashar at (415) 227-8666 x313. You may also be interested in our internship program that you can read about in our Work Opportunities page.

Buy cartoon art stuff.

At the museum bookstore you’ll find an eclectic collection of cutting-edge comics, manga, art books, graphic novels, and how-to books, plus toys, posters and lots more comic-related goodies. Some items are signed by the artist. It’s a great place for special gifts. Museum members get a 10% discount every day.

Rent the museum.

The Cartoon Art Museum is the perfect venue for your next event. Your guests will appreciate the gorgeous pieces of cartoon art showcased in our current exhibits and our permanent collection. Conveniently located in the cultural district of downtown San Francisco, the museum enjoys easy access to freeways and public transportation and is wheelchair-accessible. Maximum capacity: 226 people. Contact us now to check availability: email or call 415-227-8666 x300 . More on CAM Rentals…

Sponsor us.

We would like to thank these organizations for their support in helping us achieve our mission. Join them in supporting this unique artform.

  • Grants for the Arts
  • Charles M. and Jean Schulz/Community Fund of Sonoma County
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and their Families
  • San Francisco Arts Commission
  • Fleishhacker Foundation
  • Zellerbach Family Foundation
  • Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
  • Stuppin Fund for the Arts
  • Diane B. Wilsey
  • Louis R. Lurie Foundation
  • Andrews McMeel Universal Foundation
  • Muller Family Foundation

Make Your Company a Corporate Member.

Give back to your community and to your employees. Encourage your employees to laugh, have fun, and learn about art with a corporate membership to the Cartoon Art Museum. Visit our corporate membership page, call 415-227-8666 x300 or email to speak with our Executive Director about how you can benefit yourself and ‘toons.