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Support the Mechanics' Institute

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Make a special gift this holiday season, invest in the future of Mechanics' Institute.

Thanks to your support, Mechanics’ Institute has accomplished great things in 2023, making significant strides towards our goals for the future. As we approach our 170th anniversary in 2024, marked by a major event in July, we're grateful to members, donors, and friends.

Please, Donate Today!


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Your donations to Mechanics' Institute are fully tax-deductible (EIN: 94-1254644). Contributions support our programs, which provide free chess classes for 500 children weekly, add 3,000 items to the library yearly, host 70+ annual speaker and film events, and maintain our landmark building.

Thank you for trusting and supporting us. Here are other ways to ensure that Mechanics’ will continue to provide quality programs and serve the community for future generations.


James Lick Legacy Society

Help ensure the Mechanics' future and become a member of our James Lick Legacy Society by including us in your estate plans.

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Feel free to email [email protected] or call 415-393-0105 for more information about donating.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our Tax ID is 94-1254644.