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YBCA Members help us fulfill our mission to generate culture that moves people. Your support enables us to pursue bold new ways to transform our cities and lives through art and culture.

From our groundbreaking Pay What You Can membership to our exclusive Curator’s Circle, we invite everyone to join us. All artists, thinkers, and makers. All model citizens, soon-to-be citizens, and senior citizens. Because it will take the imagination and creativity of all of us to create a more equitable and inclusive future.

Support YBCA’s programs by becoming a member or making a direct fully, tax-deductible contribution. You can also give membership as a gift or make a donation in tribute to anyone you’d like. Select the level of membership below to get started, or indicate that you’d like to make a direct donation to YBCA.

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YBCA is seeking corporate partners to advance our mission and provide support that will enhance our facilities and programs for the next generation of San Francisco residents, workers, and visitors.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Download the opportunities packet (PDF)

Theater Naming Opportunity:
Download the theater naming opportunity packet (PDF)

Changing the Ratio: Female Artists at YBCA

In 2014, less than 15% of US gallery exhibitions were dedicated to female artists. To YBCA, that ratio is unacceptable.

Over the next three years (2017-2019), YBCA will focus its main galleries on monographic, retrospective exhibitions of some of the most important female artists of our time. From prescient feminist Lynn Hershman Leeson, followed by Cuban artist-activist Tania Bruguera and the female-led collective Futurefarmers, to social practitioners Suzanne Lacy and Andrea Bowers, YBCA is focused on women who create new civic imaginaries and redefine what it means to work in the public realm.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Download the Changing the Ratio brochure (PDF)


Make a Donation

A fully tax-deductible direct donation to YBCA significantly impacts our ability to continue programming the contemporary art you love. YBCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and our EIN is 94-3042571.

For more information about YBCA membership or to learn about special giving opportunities such as donations, corporate sponsorships, or underwriting, please contact us at 415.321.1320 or

Dream House Raffle

The bi-annual Dream House Raffle is YBCA’s signature fundraiser. Over the last 9 years, the organization has received over $22 Million from this program. This support has enabled YBCA to reimagine what an art center can be, and how it can serve our community. Learn more about the Dream House Raffle »