Ways To Give

Help Us Celebrate 40 Years of Art & History

Financial gifts in any amount, from small bills in the donations box to larger checks at any time, are deeply appreciated. Every dollar makes a difference in our ability to present quality exhibitions and programs, almost all of which are free for all. We promise!

Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Bolinas Museum / PO Box 450 / Bolinas, CA 94924

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Planned Giving

By including us in your will or estate plan, you can help us create a legacy of security for the Bolinas Museum that will last forever. This thoughtful act can result in the most lasting gift you could make. A few examples of mutually beneficial planned giving strategies include:

  • Make a bequest by including Bolinas Museum in your will.
  • Name Bolinas Museum as a beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement plan.
  • Name Bolinas Museum as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
  • Transfer to Bolinas Museum appreciated stock or real estate you have purchased at least a year ago.

The Dolores Richards Lookout Society

Gertrude Southworth, “Sailing to Bolinas,” c. 1900.

Your contributions through the Dolores Richards Lookout Society ensure the museum’s future.

The Lookout Society acknowledges Director Dolores Richards for developing the museum into what we enjoy today and recognizes our members and friends who demonstrate their deep commitment to the museum’s future by including the museum in their estate plans. These individuals play a crucial role in building a solid foundation for the museum and its continued growth and success through their vision and generosity.

We invite you to become a member of the Lookout Society simply by letting us know that you have included the museum in your estate plan. No minimum amount is necessary, and disclosure of the gift amount is not required. Lookout Society members are acknowledged, with their permission, in the Main Gallery and museum publications.

Please get in touch with Louisa Gloger, Executive Director, for more information on planned giving or to become a member of the Dolores Richards Lookout Society. Your inquiry is completely confidential and without obligation.

Gift a Membership

Give the gift of an annual Bolinas Museum membership to friends, family members, or a budding artist! Membership gifts are fully tax deductible! Explore our levels of membership here.


Support us by shopping in our on line store where we offer books, notecards, and other items related to our exhibitions, collections and Bolinas history. Gifts and memorabilia from Bolinas are always a hit!


Donate to the Collections

In keeping with our mission, we collect, preserve, and exhibit the art and history of coastal Marin and are always happy to consider gifts of high-quality artworks by coastal Marin artists and relevant local historical artifacts. Donations are reviewed for relevancy to our mission as well as the condition and long-term care needs by our Curator and the Collection Committee. Works of art and significant historical objects are presented to the Board of Directors for a final vote.

Have something to offer for future generations to enjoy? Please begin by calling or emailing Elia Haworth, Curator of Coastal Marin Art & History, elia@bolinasmuseum.org. When emailing, please include “Potential Donation to the Collections” in the subject line and share the critical information you may know, such as the name of the artist (if applicable), the subject or relevancy of the object, the year, media, and provenance, and any other important information we should know along with a  photo. (Please note, unannounced drop-offs are discouraged and may not be accepted.)


Help spread the word about all the inspiring and engaging exhibitions and programs presented by Bolinas Museum by bringing your friends and family to the galleries, free gallery talks and courtyard concerts, and many other special events.

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