Location
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500
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Ways to Give

Your gift will allow future generations to discover and explore the diversity of Asian art and culture.

Help the museum continue fulfilling its mission by making a fully tax-deductible gift.

Donate

Do you love exploring our engaging special exhibitions? Are you passionate about the Asian Art Museum’s collection and its care? Are you deeply committed to the museum’s education initiatives?

Support our exhibitions, collection care and education programs with your gift to the Museum Fund. Your fully tax-deductible gift supports all of the museum’s essential work.

Tax ID 94-1704765

Donate Stock

Donating appreciated stocks or securities is a wonderful way to give a gift of lasting value to the Asian Art Museum. With a donation of individual stock or mutual fund assets, individuals may be able to receive valuable tax benefits as well.

For information on how to donate part of your portfolio, please contact Danielle Magana at 415.581.3780, or by email at dmagana@asianart.org.

What’s all this about tax benefits? It’s simple.

If you own an asset that has appreciated in value, you normally pay capital gains tax once you sell the asset. You could then donate the proceeds directly to the museum.

However, if you simply donated the stock instead, you wouldn’t incur any capital gains. You would be able to deduct the full value of the appreciated shares, thereby saving on taxes. Moreover, the museum would benefit from a larger gift than you may otherwise have been able to give.

Of course, we are art lovers — not financial advisers — so we cannot give you specific legal or tax advice. The example above is merely illustrative.

Planned Giving

Planning a future or ongoing contribution to the Asian Art Museum means establishing a tangible legacy that lasts for generations. The information in this section is tailored to those who wish to have a profound impact on shaping and building the museum’s future.

Learn more about Planned Giving.

Give Works of Art

The Asian Art Museum is always looking to add rare or unusual artworks that match the high quality of our existing collection. Donating your piece to the museum will allow the public access to it and will preserve your work for future generations to enjoy.

If you think you have something that fits the above description, please send photographs and as much information as possible about it — including when, where and how you acquired it — to curators@asianart.org or to the attention of the Curatorial Department at our mailing address. Works should be in good enough condition to display. Due to the high volume of submissions received, we are not able to respond to all inquiries.

If we accept a donated artwork, you’ll be able to deduct the value of the work per IRS guidelines.

Please note: We cannot accept unsolicited works of art. In addition, the Asian Art Museum generally does not purchase artwork or accept loaned artworks from private collections. IRS rules prohibit us from appraising artworks; we recommend the American Society of Appraisers and Bonhams. We are also unable to offer assistance in researching private collections, although our research library is open by appointment.

Interested in giving through a Donor Advised Fund? Current Guidelines

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries: 415.581.3513
  • Membership and Museum Fund: 415.581.3740
  • Planned Giving: 415.581.3683
  • Jade Circle and Nexus: 415.581.3794