Join the vibrant community of Fresno Art Museum supporters and partner with us in bringing high-quality exhibitions and education programs to our community. There are a variety of ways to support the Museum by giving through one of the opportunities below:
The Annual Fund provides the Museum with essential operating support. Annual Fund Drives are usually held in May and June, at the end of FAM's fiscal year, and in November and December. Your tax-deductible donation helps make possible everything we do, from exhibitions to art workshops, lectures to public programs, educational programs, outreach, and community events. Learn more by clicking here.
Individuals or businesses can choose to directly underwrite an exhibition season (approximately five exhibitions), a specific exhibition, an education program, Family Day, or a special event. Underwriters enjoy a variety of benefits that engage them with the art and our visitors and donors. For more information about underwriting opportunities, please contact our Executive Director and Chief Curator Michele Ellis Pracy at 559.441.4221 x103
Many companies sponsor such programs for their employees so you may be able to double your gift to the Fresno Art Museum. Please check with the Human Resources Department for your employer.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
The Fresno Art Museum encourages such gifts, which are fully tax-deductible to the donor at their appreciated value. To transfer a gift of stock, call Michele Ellis Pracy at 559.441.4221 x103, FAM Executive Director to discuss options and to be connected with our broker.
Bequests and Legacies
Please consider the Fresno Art Museum in your long-term planning. Planned gifts help us to meet immediate, as well as long-term goals. The Museum is also grateful to be named a beneficiary of a trust or will, or of a life insurance policy. Such charitable gifts are fully deductible by the donor’s estate.
To make or discuss your donation, please call 559-441-4221 x 103 or e-mail Michele Ellis Pracy, Executive Director.
The Fresno Art Museum’s EIN/Tax ID# is 94-1358318.
We encourage multi-year pledges and other forms of deductible donations.
The Fresno Art Museum holds and trusts a Permanent Collection of art including Modern and Contemporary art, emphasizing the work of California artists of regional, national, and international significance, as well as Latin American art from the pre-Columbian era to the present.
We welcome gifts of art that fit within our collecting parameters from our community every year. However, because of limitations of staff, physical space, and finances, it is neither feasible nor ethical for the Museum to collect indiscriminately. The Museum, therefore, subscribes to a policy of selective acquisitions. We cannot accept walk-in or drop off donations or make same day appointments.
In accordance with the existing cultural property statutes and in adherence to national standards and best practices, the Fresno Art Museum will only accept as gift, purchase, or by other means acquire objects classified as Pre-Columbian if the artifact can be proven to be obtained legally, with provenance detailing past ownership, when the artifact was imported to the United States, Proof of Purchase, and Proof of Authenticity. If a donor/seller cannot provide provenance, the Fresno Art Museum reserves the right to not move forward with the acquisition of said artifact, as neither clear title nor legality of possession can be established.
If you have work(s) you believe would enhance our Permanent Collection and fit within the collecting guidelines listed above please contact our registrar Esther Patch firstname.lastname@example.org with images, size, and all information known pertaining to the work(s) of art intended for donation.