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By donating to the Center you’re investing in real transformation in the lives of young people.


Your Gift Uplifts

“My role as an Artist is to bring happiness and music into the world and into my community. I love performing for my community. It makes me feel so happy and proud of what I do.”

Beatrice, East Bay Center Student

kids on stage
child playing violin
women's feet in dance
teenage girl
women singing

Choose Your Way of Giving

No program in youth development and the arts can fulfill its mission without the ongoing assistance of people who know the power of imagination and joy in young people’s lives.  Your gift will provide children, youth and young adults in Richmond and the East Bay with the professional faculty, environment and support services required to advance their health and self-determination in a complex and too often inequitable world.

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More Ways To Support East Bay Students

Student Support Fund

Student Support Fund

Help address the ongoing – and at times urgent – needs our students, their families and recent alumni face throughout the year. 100% of funds received will go directly to provide support for private lessons, performance and travel costs, college application fees, and other needs related to the pandemic, including housing, food, medical emergencies and other basic necessities.



Donating stocks and mutual funds is a tax-wise approach to supporting young artists to illuminate their fullest capacity as human beings through training in the arts.

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Center’s valued community of supporters. There are two methods commonly used to make a donation of stock — with or without the services of a broker. We hope this information will be helpful, and please feel free to call for more information.

Stock held by a broker

Give your broker the following information to transfer a gift of stock to East Bay Center for the Performing Arts:

  • Broker: Charles Schwab
    • The Center’s brokerage account is with Charles Schwab. The Center does not have a designated broker, but any Schwab agent at 800-435-4000 should be able to help with the transaction.
  • Account number: 5013-7997
  • DTC number: 0164.
  • Address: Charles Schwab, PO Box 52114, Phoenix, AZ 85072-2114

Either you or your broker should contact Sara Rader, Director of Individual Giving (contact information below) with the name of the stock and the number of shares being transferred. This ensures the gift is properly credited and acknowledged.

Stock certificate held by you

Contact the Development Department (number below) to inform the Center you are making a gift of stock.
Using registered mail, send the unendorsed securities to:

  • Sara Rader, Director of Individual Giving, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 – 11th Street, Richmond, CA 94801-3105

In a separate envelope to the same address, send:

  • A letter stating you wish to contribute the securities to the East Bay Center, including the name and number of shares of each stock;
  • A signed, but otherwise blank, stock power form (contact us if you need a blank form).


If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit East Bay Center, reduce your required minimum distribution, and receive tax benefits in return.


Double or even triple your donation to the Center with your employer’s matching gift program. Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees.


Create a Legacy of Support for Developing Young Artists to Reimagine the World

Since our founding in 1968, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts has had a significant impact in the Richmond community.

Our Leadership is committed to ensuring a secure future, maximizing our capacity to serve and inspire youth. We aim to sustain a degree of excellence that has been achieved by only a handful of exceptional arts/ youth development organizations in the country- with greater staff and faculty capacity, continued improvements to our state-of-the-art home in Richmond’s Iron Triangle, and dynamic programs supported by a healthy endowment fund.


Make a Planned Gift to East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

A planned gift to East Bay Center will help provide a strong foundation so that new generations of young people (and their families) will benefit from our robust programs long into the future. Planned gifts to East Bay Center will supplement program growth in these critical areas: 

  • Preparation and support for the Young Artist Diploma Program and summer intensive;
  • Expanding depth and breadth of “Deep Roots Wide World” curriculum;
  • Continuously improving the quality of student support services;
  • Expanding school partnerships.

There are Many Ways that You Can Help East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and Accomplish your Philanthropic Goals

You may consider any of the following:

  • Make a bequest
  • Donate retirement funds
  • Donate publicly traded securities
  • Contribute life insurance policy proceeds
  • Create a charitable remainder trust
  • Donate property

These are just some examples of how you might include East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in your gift-planning efforts. Gifts of this nature should be carefully considered in relation to your financial and estate plans and goals. We recommend that you consult an attorney, financial advisor, or estate-planning expert in the preparation of your plans and to supervise their execution to comply with the requirements of the state in which you reside.


East Bay Center welcomes in-kind donations year-round. In-kind donations for the Center come in many forms, from food and beverage, to printing services and production equipment. These types of donations greatly help to offset our expenses, saving us thousands of dollars per year.

Have an instrument to donate?
Please see the tab below titled INSTRUMENT DONATIONS for more info.

Interested in donating a vehicle?
Donating is easy, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible.


We welcome instrument donations year-round. Our organization and students have benefited over the years by the hundreds of instruments donated to the Center from generous supporters.

East Bay Center welcomes instrument donations year-round. These types of donations greatly help to offset our expenses, saving us thousands of dollars per year. Our organization and students have benefited over the years by the hundreds of instruments donated to the Center from generous supporters. We accept all types of instruments, though if it is a large piano or drum set we may not be able to store it at our facility. Please contact us to find out if we have space. If you have an instrument you are interested in donating to the Center, please contact Bryan Alvarez: or (510) 323-2492.

Current Equipment Needs:
French Horn

Double Bass
Baritone Sax
English Horn
(high-end instruments of any kind)

Acoustic Piano Donation Checklist. Please include the following with your piano donation inquiry:
We receive offers for acoustic pianos on a weekly basis and have very limited space for instruments. This is the checklist we use when assessing piano donations. Please provide this information when you email us. THANK YOU!
  1. Brand name (Steinway & Sons, Kawai, Yamaha, etc)
  2. Serial Number – the serial number may be under the lid, underneath the keys, printed on one of the legs. It varies from piano to piano. If you’re not sure, Google “serial number” and the name of your piano for tips on where to look.
  3. Age of the piano (if you don’t know the age, we can sometimes figure that out from the serial number).
  4. History of repairs/damages
  5. Known problems with the piano (sticky keys, broken parts, wiggly keys, broken strings, etc.)
  6. Photos of the piano exterior and interior (you will need to lift the lid and remove the cover to do this).
  7. A short video clip of someone playing the piano so we can hear the sound and key action.


Partner with East Bay Center and support the Richmond community, by sustaining programs that enrich the lives of thousands of youth.

Please contact Sara Rader: or 510-210-0727 for more information about corporate sponsorship opportunities.


East Bay Center for the Performing Arts (“the Center”) places a high priority on and is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. To this end, we will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names, contact information or other personal details with any other entity.

The Center uses details such as giving information to better understand our donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on our plans and activities. At times, this information may be shared with staff, Board members, volunteers and consultants on a “need-to-know” basis, and will be held in strict confidentiality and used with highest integrity. Donors who wish to give anonymously will be handled and treated as such.

This policy applies to all information received by the Center, both online and offline, as well as through any electronic, written or oral communications. To the extent that donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the gift.

If you have comments or questions about the Center’s Donor Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact Sara Rader, Director of Corporate Engagement & Individual Giving, at or by calling (510) 210-0727.

We Our A Charitable Organization

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is a tax-exempt, charitable organization incorporated in 1969 under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


For More Information

Please contact Judith Frankel, Director of Strategic Advancement