Photo by Nicholas Lea Bruno/CCA


At CCA, we are sustained by a belief in the power of creative work and the generosity of our community.

Image of the final rendering of Frequencies by students Jolene Jussif and Paulina Buchcik

Final rendering of the project Frequencies by students Jolene Jussif and Paulina Buchcik.

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.

Impact and appreciation

Every size and type of gift matters. Your support is educating a legion of ingenious positive change-makers, 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 and deserving students who otherwise couldn’t afford to enroll at CCA. For more information, please contact the Advancement office at +1 510-594-3787 or contact Cecily Gorfain.

Cecily Gorfain

Senior Director, Individual Giving, Advancement

+1 415-551-9336

[email protected]


Donations can be made immediately online at any time from a secure browser.

Credit card

You can make a credit card gift online over a secure browser, or call +1 510-594-3785 to make your gift by speaking with a representative of CCA's Advancement office.


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


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 account information you’ll need:

Account information

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

Broker contact information

Angie Spears
UBS Financial Services
1255 Treat Blvd Suite 1000
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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

Please contact Crystal Shreve to notify CCA of your stock transfer or if you need a formal authorization letter.

Crystal Shreve

Interim Director of Advancement Services and Research, Advancement

+1 415-551-9394

[email protected]

Wire transfer

Within the United States

You may make a gift via an electronic wire transfer from U.S. banks using this information:

Contact information
City National Bank
150 California Street, 13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Account information
ABA (routing) # 122016066
Account # 444011580

California College of the Arts

Outside the United States

To make a gift via an electronic wire transfer from banks located outside the United States, please use this information:

Contact information
City National Bank
150 California Street, 13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

Account information
Account # 444011580

California College of the Arts

Contribute to tomorrow with a legacy gift

Estate gifts of all sizes remain integral to CCA’s ability to deliver its world-class education in art and design. You can inspire future generations of creative leaders, thinkers, and makers with a bequest. To learn more, please contact Carleigh McDonald.

Carleigh McDonald

Director of Leadership Giving, Advancement

+1 415-703-9593

[email protected]

A benefit for student scholarships

The annual CCA Gala benefits scholarships for talented students who deserve an opportunity to attend CCA regardless of their financial background.

Graphic featuring 2020 Gala event details: CCA Gala honoring Lorna Meyer Calas

Honoring arts champion Lorna Meyer Calas

To protect the health and wellness of our community and in support of the San Francisco County and California Department of Public Health COVID-19 recommendations, California College of the Arts canceled its gala scheduled for March 23, 2020. Unfortunately, we will not reschedule due to the unknown length and severity of the virus. The spring gala, our only annual fundraising event for student scholarships, was organized in honor of our wonderful trustee and community leader Lorna Meyer Calas. We deeply regret not being able to celebrate her generosity and leadership.

In her honor, CCA has created a new scholarship to ensure talented and deserving students receive an excellent education.

Have questions?

Please contact Danica Domingo.

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, please contact Karen Weber.

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 + 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.

Support the world’s future cultural makers and shapers

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