Your gift is a generous show of support to your Museum.

A donation to LBMA enables us to drive forward our mission—bringing art and people together for enjoyment, discovery and learning. As we continue to grow and maintain our permanent collection, program exhibitions, and develop education initiatives, we ask for your support in securing the Museum’s future. Please make a contribution today of any amount through PayPal or by mail (address below) to support the Museum. Unrestricted gifts support all areas of Museum operations and programs.

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Consider other contributions to LBMA
Gift appreciated stock

Making a gift of appreciated stock as a charitable gift allows you to avoid capital gains tax while making a valuable contribution to the Museum. Stocks purchased at least a year ago, that have risen in value since they were purchased make for a more worthwhile donation, and possess greater tax impacts.

Contact your brokerage firm, bank, or investment advisor for the exact process required of you to make this donation. Each institution may handle this process differently, but all facilitate stock donations frequently, so the process is generally easy. Most of the documentation process can be completed via secure email.

You (or your advisor or financial institution, on your behalf) can reach out to the LBMA and inform them of your name and the stock you’re gifting, the number of shares and the date they should arrive, and how you would like to designate your donation (i.e., greatest need, supporting a particular exhibition, or a particular program). This way, the Museum will know exactly who sent the donation and its exact terms. When you or your advisor contact the Museum, they can also provide the necessary account information.

LBMA will provide a confirmation letter and gift receipt for use when filing taxes.

Make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA

The retirement account owner must be age 70 1/2 or older.  The annual QCD limit is $100,000 per account owner. Note: the limit can exceed the annual required minimum distribution. Donations must go directly from your IRA to the qualified public charity. Most types of IRAs qualify: traditional IRA, rollover IRAinherited IRA, and inactive SEP and SIMPLE IRAs.

Make a grant from your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

You can recommend that contributions you’ve already added to your DAF be directed to the Long Beach Museum of Art.

How to recommend a DAF grant to Museum

  1. Request a grant distribution through your DAF sponsor
  2. Use the Long Beach Museum of Art’s employer identification number: (EIN)  95-2567271.
  3. Indicate whether your gift is unrestricted or designated for a specific use, e.g., area of greatest need, specific exhibition, art acquisitions, or a specific program.
Send donation via mail

Please make checks payable to Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach Museum of Art
Attn: Development Department
2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803