Ways To Give

There are so many ways to give.

Please consider making your tax-deductible gift today. Chabot is a 501(c)(3) so your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. You also may direct your gift to a specific program or area of the Center, if you wish.

Our tax id number is 94-3146233


Ways to Give


Give online through our secure server.

Give with a credit card by calling our Advancement team at 510-336-7379.


Take advantage of appreciated securities without incurring capital gains tax by donating shares. Please email us at development@chabotspace.org to let us know which type of stock and how many shares you will be donating so we can correctly acknowledge your gift.

Chabot Space & Science Account #: 280-04C65
Merrill Lynch DTC: 8862
Advisor: Buzz Brown 510-631-7222

Employer Matching Program & Payroll Deductions

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.

How to Give

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest.

The impact of your gift to Chabot Space & Science Center may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses as well.

You may be able to designate Chabot Space & Science Center to receive a contribution made from a payroll deduction.

Please contact your HR office to see if they offer these options.


If you are 70 1/2 and older, you may be able up to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization. The IRA charitable rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor’s adjusted gross income.

How to Give

If you are interested in making a gift through your IRA, please contact your financial advisor for more information.

Additional Ways To Give

Wills & Trusts

Plan a gift to Chabot that will leave a lasting legacy to science education.

Life Insurance

You can make a significant contribution to Chabot Space & Science Center by naming us as a beneficiary on your policy.

Real Estate

By donating property, you transfer a valuable asset in exchange for powerful tax benefits.

Support STEM Education

Chabot Space and Science Center’s mission is to inspire and educate learners of all ages about the Universe and Planet Earth. When you give to Chabot, you contribute to more than 135 years of Bay Area science education and inspiration.