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Ways to Give

Chabot is a 501(c)(3) so your gifts are deductible to the extent allowable by law.

The nuts and bolts: There are many ways to give.


  • Give online through our secure server
  • Give with a credit card by calling our Advancement team at 510 336 7379.


  • Take advantage of appreciated securities without incurring capital gains tax by donating shares.

Real Estate

  • By donating building or property, you transfer a valuable asset in exchange for powerful tax benefits. 

Send Your Car to Space!

  • You can give us many kinds of personal property that enhance our mission and provide tax benefits to you. Chabot has partnered with the nonprofit organization, Cars for Causes, an organization that will sell your old car for you and pass on 70% of the net sale amount to Chabot (26% of the proceeds go to Cars for Causes other charities, and 4% to administrative fees, the lowest in the industry). Go to this link to donate your old car.

Employer Matching Program

  • Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Chabot Space & Science Center may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses as well.
  • IRA:  If you are 70 1/2 and older: You may be able up to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization. The IRA charitable rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor's adjusted gross income. If you are interested in making a gift through your IRA, please contact your financial advisor for more information.

Wills & Trusts

  • Need to preserve your assets during your lifetime? Plan a gift to us that will only take effect after your other obligations have ceased.

Life Insurance

  • Regardless of your income, you can make a significant contribution to Chabot Space & Science Center by naming us as a beneficiary on your policy. See our Quasar Society planned giving section for more information.


Learn more about any of the above opportunities by contacting development at 510.336.7379 or development@chabotspace.org.