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Curiosity and Inspiration Start Here

Your support fuels our ability to launch and inspire a future generation of scientists and science-literate adults through year-round programs. Donations enable Chabot to offer popular events like $5 First Fridays, Tinkerfest and the Future Fridays Speaker series. Donations help us reveal the night skies in our Planetarium shows and out on the Observatory Deck,  through our three giant telescopes, Leah, Rachel and Nellie. 

As a nonprofit organization,Chabot Space and Science Center relies on generous contributions from members of our community.  Will you join our community of donors to support science programs and education? Your gift of any size can make a real difference.

Gifts are welcomed year-round and are tax-deductible as allowed by law.


There are many ways to make a donate. 

Gift of Stock

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

Real Estate or Property

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

Employer Matching Gift 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.

Quasar Society Gifts:

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 planned giving section 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.

Contact:

For information, contact Sheryl Stuart, Director of Institutional Advancement

 510.336.7379 or development@chabotspace.org

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