Giving

At CCA, we are sustained by a belief in the power of creative work and the support of our community.
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“This scholarship is a proud acknowledgement of my hard work and ability to push past the conditions presented to me in life. Being able to attend CCA and use my voice to promote a brighter and more sustainable future for everyone, no matter their background, identity, or story, is how I hope to make this world a better place.”

— Faye Vavra

(BFA Painting & Drawing 2024) Lorna Meyer Calas Scholarship

Making positive change

CCA is a community of makers with one hand in leading-edge technologies and the other in traditional craftsmanship. Our students are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, a hunger to question the status quo, and a hacker/DIY mentality.

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Architecture studio class.

Architecture studio class.

Impact and appreciation

Every size and type of gift matters. Your support is educating a legion of ingenious positive changemakers, inspiring them to create objects, experiences, and environments that never existed before. We’re grateful to every donor as they’re a vital partner in our work.

The Fund for CCA and scholarships

The Fund for CCA provides unrestricted support for CCA’s most pressing needs. Scholarships—pooled, named, or endowed—give the gift of education to talented students who are advancing positive change.

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Donations can be made online at any time from a secure browser or by calling the Advancement office at +1 510-594-3785.

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Sculpture for animation class

Sculpture for animation class

Check

A personal or business check is an easy way to make a gift. Checks should be made out to California College of the Arts and mailed to:

California College of the Arts
Advancement Office
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Securities

To give shares of stocks or other securities, please notify your broker or commercial banker in writing that you’re giving securities to California College of the Arts. Here’s the CCA brokerage information you’ll need:

Contact
Amanda Campos, UBS Financial Services
1255 Treat Blvd Suite 1000, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 925-746-6325 / Fax: +1 855-728-5636

Account information
DTC # 0221
Account # KW-37729-LV
ADA # 026-00-7993

Please contact Crystal Shreve to notify CCA of your stock transfer or to obtain an authorization letter.

Crystal Shreve

Director of Advancement Services and Research, Advancement

+1 415-551-9394

[email protected]

Wire transfer

You may make a gift via an electronic wire transfer using the following information:

Contact
First Republic Bank
111 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

Beneficiary
California College of the Arts

Account information

Within the United States
ABA (routing) # 321 081 669
Account # 80002042480

Outside the United States
SWIFT ID: FRBBUS6S
Account # 80002042480

Donor-Advised Funds

To recommend a grant, please search for your donor-advised below or contact them directly. Our tax ID is 94-1156485. You may also designate CCA as a beneficiary for your donor-advised fund.

Advanced Graphic Design Studio.

Advanced Graphic Design Studio.

Our students are reimagining, designing, and building a better future for our world. Many students with the talent and drive to excel at CCA simply could not enroll without scholarship support.

Currently, 74% of students rely on scholarships and CCA aid to earn their degrees. As more students face financial challenges in the wake of the COVID–19 pandemic, the need for scholarship support is greater than ever.

Scholarship gifts of any size make a tremendous impact, empowering students to create work that addresses challenging issues, engages their communities, and ignites transformative change.

For more information about scholarships, contact:

Carleigh McDonald

Senior Director, Advancement

+1 415-703-9593

[email protected]

Support a world-renowned art school

CCA students are pushing the limits of what’s possible with art and design and using it to make a real impact on social and environmental issues. Your contributions aren’t just supporting an arts education, they’re enabling all of the innovation and accomplishments that will follow. As a top-ranking art school with an award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, we empower students in their worthy pursuit of creating art that will make the world a better place.

If you'd like to be a partner in this positive change, contact:

Karen Weber

Senior Director of Engagement and Institutional Partnerships

+1 415-703-9555

[email protected]
Interior Design class in partnership with Autodesk

Interior Design class in partnership with Autodesk

Opening doors for student artists

By partnering with the industry’s most influential companies, our students have the opportunity to apply their artistic talents to real-world situations and learn how their work can have a positive effect on culture and society.

Student app concept for the CCA + Ford Partnership.

Students' experience concept app for the CCA and Ford Partnership.

Projecting with our partners

From exploring home maintenance and security robotics with Bosch to identifying mobility trends with Volkswagen, our partner projects at CCA allow students the unique learning opportunity to explore how their craft can be applied to the real world.

Create a Lasting Legacy for Future Makers

Estate gifts of all sizes are integral to CCA delivering an arts and design education to young visionaries and makers. You can inspire future generations of creative leaders and thinkers by giving a gift of education. There are simple steps you can take today:

  • Include CCA in your will or living trust.
  • Designate CCA as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA, or life insurance policy.
  • Design a gift that meets your unique estate planning needs and support student scholarships in the process.

To learn more, contact:

Carleigh McDonald

Senior Director, Advancement

+1 415-703-9593

[email protected]
View of guests looking towards large screen and President Stephen Beal speaking at a CCA Gala event.

A benefit for student scholarships

The annual CCA gala benefits scholarships for talented CCA students who are striving to change the world through the power of creative work.

For more information about the CCA gala, contact:

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