Support the Mechanics' Institute | Mechanics' Institute

Support the Mechanics' Institute


Donate Today!

Use the below form to donate securely using your credit card, or mail donation checks to:
Mechanics' Institute
Attn: Development
PO Box 577
San Francisco, CA 94104-0577


This is the 14-digit number on your membership card (.e.g., 21750000288919)


Include apartment/unit number, if applicable.

Contact Information

Donations must be at least $10 to cover processing costs.

Dedication (Optional)
Payment Information
We will not store your credit card information.
(For example, 321)

Donations to the Mechanics' Institute are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our EIN is 94-1254644. Contributions support our programs and services, including free chess classes for 500 children each week, 3,000 new items added to the library collection each year, and over 70 annual speaker and film events. Gifts also help us maintain our landmark building.

There are many ways for you to make an impact on the Mechanics'. We need your help. Thank you in advance for helping us to ensure the Mechanics' will be here for future generations!


Annual Fund

Support the ongoing operations of the Institute with a donation toward our annual fund.

Learn more


Corporate and Foundation Giving

Become a corporate or foundation partner today. Our institutional partners demonstrate their leadership and philanthropy in the community.

Learn more


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.

Learn more


Special Projects

The Mechanics' offers several opportunities to designate your gift to a specific program or project.

Learn more


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.