Gifts of stock

If you have securities that have appreciated in value, donating them to Creativity Explored may allow you to avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for the full market value. Instructions for making a gift of stock are available here.

Please note that Creativity Explored does not provide tax advice, so donors should consult their own advisors about the specific tax benefits of donating appreciated stock.

Questions? Contact Ruth Marcus at 415-863-2108 or


Matching gifts

Once you’ve made a donation to Creativity Explored, you can double your impact by asking your employer to match your gift.

Step 1: Contact your human resources department
Ask your company whether they match donations. They will give you a matching gift form or direct you to their matching gift website.

Step 2: Complete the matching gift form
Fill out and sign the employee section of the matching gift form or complete the necessary forms online.

Step 3: Submit the form to Creativity Explored
Send your matching gift form to Creativity Explored, 3245 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103. If your company has a matching gift website, there’s no need to mail us anything; we will automatically receive notification to confirm your donation. Your employer will send the matching gift directly to Creativity Explored.

Questions? Contact Ruth Marcus at 415-863-2108 or

Ways to give 

Donate Online
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Give art supplies, equipment, goods and services to CE!


Learn about business sponsorships and donations.

Other Gifts
Support CE with a gift of stock, matching gift, or other contribution.