Give to Oakland School for the Arts

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OSA provides a tuition-free, exemplary arts education to nearly 750 Bay Area students. We cannot do this without the generosity of our families and community partners. Your gift is put to use where it is needed most, whether it is bridging the gap in state and local funding or providing investment in OSA's unique public arts education. Your tax-deductible gift will support:
  • Our stellar faculty and their ability to provide two to three hours of daily immersive arts education
  • OSA's robust arts programming, as well as collaborations with community partners and international organizations
  • Maintenance and enhancement of our historic Oakland facilities
  • Technology and equipment in our classrooms
  • A place and presence for outstanding youth arts in the Oakland community
Oakland School for the Arts accepts gifts of cash, checks and credit cards. You can also set up a recurring donation, payroll deduction, or make a gift of stock or securities.
OSA’s Federal Employee Identification number is 68-0463892

1) Give Online via OSA's secure giving page
2) By Check

Make checks payable to “Oakland School for the Arts”

Mail checks to:
Oakland School for the Arts
Attn: Advancement
530 18th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Oakland School for the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations made to the school are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

Steven Borg, Director of Advancement & Marketing

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How will my donation make a difference?
Your gift is put to use where it is needed most, whether it is bridging the gap in sate and local funding or providing new investment in OSA's unique public arts education.
Do you accept Matching Gifts?
Yes! Many companies match employee contributions and you may be able to double, or even triple, your donation to OSA. Contact your Human Resources department to find out if your company will match your gift. Or click here to see if your company offers a Matching Gifts program.

What if I can’t afford to make a large gift?
Regardless of your available resources, a gift of any size to OSA helps provide that extra edge of excellence that is evident in all our Schools of Art. Widespread community support inspires others to give, including major donors and foundations. We are seeking 100% participation from our families - regardless of the amount. 
Are there other ways I can contribute?
Yes. Other opportunities to support OSA include:

Event Sponsorship
Do you own a business? Or work at a local company with an interest in community partnership? We are always looking to expand our network of supporters for the OSA Gala. Contact with questions.

OSA students work extremely hard each year to create and participate in exceptional performances and exhibitions in their art emphasis. Parent and community support via attendance to these events is highly encouraged!

Whether it’s helping hang student artwork for an exhibition, taking tickets at the door, helping to stuff envelopes for a large mailing, OSA greatly appreciates our volunteers and their efforts! And if you are a parent, you can also find ways of involvement through OSA’s PTSA!  For more information please contact Jujuanna Williams,