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How To Donate

Starting Arts is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote arts education in public schools. We are committed limiting administrative infrastructure and ensuring that monies received are spent educating children. Our innovative partnerships with school districts allows Starting Arts to limit overhead costs by utilizing school sites free of charge. We also partner with local city agencies and corporations for use of performance facilities at nominal cost.

Starting Arts actively solicits and receives services and operating funds from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies. Monies are primarily spent on artist salaries, teaching supplies and technical support. We are prepared to accept a variety of contributions, i.e. cash, stock, capital goods and/or services. All donations are tax-deductible.

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There are several ways to support Starting Arts:


Individuals can make a difference and enrich the community they live in.

Online: JustGive.org   Individual monthly or one-time, $10 and up.

PayPal (individual, tax deductible $50 and up):


Mail:  Mail your contribution to Starting Arts, 525 Parrot Street, San Jose, CA 95112. Be sure to include contact info so that we can get back to you with the proper forms for your tax deduction.


Corporate donations for arts education are a great way to support your employees and their families. You help to make the community stronger and a more vital place to live. Your support will nurture the next generation of artists as well as employees. We look forward to discussing how your donation will be used and how it will benefit your company. For more information please contact Ann Watts at 408-492-9022.

You can use PayPal to donate to Starting Arts right now. Just click the button below to be taken to PayPal’s website to complete the donation. Be sure to include contact info so that we can get back to you with the proper forms for your tax deduction. Thank you!

Contact: Ann Watts, Starting Arts Executive Director
(408) 492-9022