SFJAZZ.org | Ways to Give

Ways to Give


You may make a donation online using our secure system.


Please make your check payable to SFJAZZ, include a short description of your gift, and mail to 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.


Please call our Development Department at 415.283.0337.


The SFJAZZ Center is currently closed due to Shelter In Place orders from the City & County of San Francisco. The SFJAZZ Box Office staff is working remotely and can be contacted at boxoffice@sfjazz.org or 415.788.7353.


Tickets to SFJAZZ concerts can be donated back to SFJAZZ as a tax-deductible contribution. Proceeds from tickets donated help provide funding for concert programming and community-based jazz education. Donation acknowledgement letters for tax purposes will be sent out every six months.

If you have tickets you would like to donate please contact the Box Office at 415.788.7353 or initiate a donation by logging into your account and going to the "My Tickets" tab.

Donate Tickets


Please contact us for instructions about making stock donations and wire transfers.


Help future generations explore the full spectrum of jazz through Legacy Giving, placing SFJAZZ in your will or estate plans.


Your legacy gift to SFJAZZ will help inspire and develop future generations of jazz musicians and audiences. Many types of assets, in addition to cash, can be used to make a legacy gift. We encourage you to work with your professional advisers and our staff experts to help you determine which type of legacy gift is best for you.

In addition, there are many types of legacy gifts you can easily make without incurring the services of your professional advisor. All you need to do is fill out your provider’s paperwork for the following gifts:

  • IRA or pension plan life insurance
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Savings/checking accounts
  • Donor advised fund
  • Commercial annuity

The key to setting up these gifts is contacting the institution that holds your asset. Ask them for a beneficiary form. Some firms refer to them as a designation form. Yet others as a “payment on death” form.

It’s important to remember that when you fill out the form, and you also have language in your will or living trust about the same asset, if there is a discrepancy, the form takes precedence over the will or trust. This is because you have a contract with the firm, and that form fits within the scope of the contract. The will or trust does not.



Consider donating your old car, truck, boat or other vehicle to SFJAZZ. The net proceeds from the sale of the vehicle will support our programs. Donate now.


SFJAZZ does not accept donations of record collections or music paraphernalia. Local organizations, such as Music in Schools Today and Elevate Oakland, welcome instrument donations.


Many employers match employee contributions to SFJAZZ whether it is a donation or the tax deductible component of your membership. Gifts from employees' spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. Your company may also offer a volunteer grant program, in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly. Click here to see if your company participates. If your employer is not listed here, please contact your Human Resources department to find out if your company has a matching gift program. For more information about matching gift donations, contact us at 415.283.0337 or members@sfjazz.org. SFJAZZ EIN/Federal Tax ID is 94-2990335.


When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the nonprofit of your choosing. You must start your shopping at smile.amazon.com in order for your purchases to qualify.


This credit card allows you to earn 1% cash back as a tax-deductible donation to any nonprofit of your choice. The card has no annual fee and comes with World MasterCard benefits. See charitycharge.com for more info.

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Support SFJAZZ by shopping at your local Sports Basement. Become a Basementeer - every time you shop you'll receive 10% off your purchase and 10% of the profits from your purchases will be donated. Turn shopping for your next adventure into a donation by choosing SFJAZZ as your charity beneficiary. 


San Francisco Jazz Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN 94-2990335.

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