There are many ways of making a gift to support the Museum of Ventura County

Express your personal passion for history, the arts, exhibitions, children’s programs and education, and the collection by making a contribution to the Museum! Your donation supports the Museum’s ongoing vitality.

Donors can also make contributions to acquire art and historical pieces for the collection or make outright gifts of them. Most gifts can be pledged for payment over a 5-year period.

Gifts of Cash

Cash gifts allow the donor to receive full tax benefits if they itemize deductions. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and can be designated to benefit a particular program or collecting area within the Museum. Click here to make your cash gift today

Matching Gifts

Many companies match donations made by their employees to 501(c)(3) organizations, or provide grant opportunities to such organizations for which their employees volunteer. Find out if your employer has such programs, and the museum will provide any information they would need.


Commitment to the Campaign for the Second Century may be pledged over a five-year period. The Campaign for the Second Century allows you to “Fund What You Love”, supporting the events or programs that mean the most to you. There are special areas of recognition available with these campaign gifts.

It is always advisable to consult with your tax specialist for advice regarding the Internal Revenue Code, IRS regulations and other sources regarding the specific circumstances of any gift.

Gifts of Art + Historical Items

Another way to create a permanent legacy at the Museum of Ventura County is through the bequest of art. A promised gift or collection that the Museum has agreed to accept adds breadth and depth to the Museum’s permanent collection. Giving artwork, historical artifacts and documents ensures that the County’s artistic and historical legacy remains intact and accessible.

Written policies outline the types of objects and the procedures by which they are accepted into the collection.

For information about donating art or historical materials:

Please contact Collections Manager or the Librarian.
And the Collections Manager email link is

Other ways to Donate

Estate Planning
Memorial + Honorariums

For more information about donating to the museum:
Contact Eric Knight, Development Director | 805.653.0323 x305