Support The Center

Your donations provide critical support to bring quality cultural and educational experiences in the arts to Nevada County.  Contribute to our annual fund to sustain The Center’s high quality programs and continue building community through the arts. Use the link below to make your contribution today!

Ways To Give

There are 4 easy ways to support The Center for the Arts, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, today:

  • Over the Phone:

  • (530) 274-8384
  • In the Mail:

  • Download the membership form and send checks or credit card information to:
    • The Center for the Arts
    • 314 W. Main Street
    • Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • In Person

  • Our box office is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm to 4pm.
  • Online

  • Donate Online


Donate to the Art Center Emergency Fund
The Center for the Arts was in the middle of a Grand Re-Opening when COVID-19 forced the cancelation of events across the country. After an extensive 18-month renovation and raising over $3 million, The Center was relying on ticket sales and event income to pay off newly purchased equipment, and to cover staffing and operating costs.

As all programs have been postponed through June 17, there is an immediate need to raise $150,000 to keep The Center running and to preserve this important community investment in the arts. The Art Center Emergency Fund has been established to raise money to retain the remaining staff, to help bring back our show staff, and to ultimately reopen the theater once again. Learn More

Make monthly gifts to The Center
For as little as $10 per month, you can receive Fan Level benefits. To set up a payment plan for your generous pledge, (530) 274-8384. Learn more about memberships

Julie Baker Innovation Fund
During her tenure as the executive director of The Center for the Arts, Julie Baker developed the Innovation Fund to allow The Center to take greater artistic risks that were otherwise cost-prohibitive. The fund has been utilized to present a variety of artists and culturally rich experiences. We hope to continue this fund and her vision to expand minds, inspire the future, and guarantee that diverse artistic experiences remain accessible to all in our community. Learn More.

Make a Tribute Gift
Honor the memory of a friend or family member or mark a milestone birthday, holiday, anniversary, or life achievement with a memorial or tribute gift to The Center. Your generosity will be recognized in our performance program and those you honor will receive notification from The Center. Make a tribute gift today, or call (530) 274-8384.

Corporate Matching Gifts
Increase your donation and benefits with a corporate matching gift from your company. To find out if your company already has an employee matching gift program, please contact your company or Jessica Ashton at (530)274-8384 ext. 212 or

Gifts of Stock
A gift of stock is one of the many easy ways to make a gift to The Center. To make a gift of stock, download the form, complete and return it to the The Center for the Arts Development Department. While transfers of stock may be made directly to our broker at RW Baird, to ensure accurate acknowledgment the Stock Transfer form must be submitted at the time of transfer.

Gifts of stock can be transferred to RW Baird, DTC: 0547
The Center for the Arts account number is 5651-3254 and tax identification number is 94-3330846.

If you have questions about making a gift of stock, please contact: Amber Manuel at, or call (530) 274-8384.

Stock Donation Form