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The David Ireland House relies on support from individuals and foundations. Join us in supporting artists and their ideas by donating today.

Become a donor of The David Ireland House and join a vibrant community of artists, scholars, neighbors, and friends who shape its future! Every donation is vital to protecting this important cultural treasure and ensuring it remains an accessible space for ongoing artistic dialogue. All gifts help, large and small. Thank you for your crucial support!


Giving Circles

Enhance your experience of The David Ireland House by joining a Giving Circle. Your contribution ensures the House continues to grow as a dynamic contemporary art space for education, creation, and experimentation for generations to come. 

Provide support while enjoying distinctive privileges and even greater access. For more information contact Laura Pacchini at laura@500cappstreet.org

GROUNDBREAKER Giving Circle / $500+

As a Groundbreaker, you contribute to the daily maintenance of the House, which was an integral part of David Ireland’s care for 500 Capp Street.

Enjoy a year of:

  • Invitations to special events including exhibition previews with exhibiting artists
  • Acknowledgment of your support on the House’s website
  • 100% tax-deductible


LIGHTKEEPER Giving Circle / $1,000+

As a Lightkeeper, you ensure accessibility to the House by contributing to keeping the lights on.

Enjoy a year of:

  • A Box of Dirt from David Ireland’s basement (Limited edition of 50)
  • 100% tax-deductible

Plus all CONCRETE benefits:

  • Invitations to special events including exhibition previews with exhibiting artists
  • Acknowledgment of your support on the House’s website
  • 100% tax-deductible


KEYHOLDER Giving Circle / $3,000+

Be a Keyholder and contribute to free admission and jobs for emerging artists by supporting our Artist Guide program.

Enjoy a year of:

  • Invitation to behind-the-scenes supporter events with exhibiting artists, the Curator, the Director, and Trustees
  • Acknowledgment on select printed material
  • 100% tax-deductible


Plus all PLASTER benefits:

  • A Box of Dirt from David Ireland’s basement (Limited edition of 50)
  • Invitations to special events including exhibition previews with exhibiting artists
  • Acknowledgment of your support on the House’s website


STABILIZER Giving Circle / $15,000+

As a Stabilizer, you contribute to the programming with maximum impact through supporting exhibitions with emerging or mid-career artists and the Bay Area cultural community.

Enjoy a year of:

  • A private tour for up to 16 people with our Curator, Director, and Trustees
  • Opportunity to sponsor a program, publication, or exhibition
  • 100% tax-deductable

Plus all COPPER benefits:

  • Invitation to behind-the-scenes supporter events with exhibiting artists, the Curator, the Director, and Trustees
  • Acknowledgment on select printed material
  • A Box of Dirt from David Ireland’s basement (Limited edition of 50)
  • Invitations to special events including exhibition previews with exhibiting artists
  • Acknowledgment of your support on the House’s website


Giving Circles 2022

STABILIZER

Suzanne Helmuth & Jock Reynolds
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
John Sanger
Anonymous

KEYHOLDER

Dan Ake & Peggy Ingalls*
Anne Deveraux-Mills
Joshua Jenkins
Sarah & Stephen Sherrill

LIGHTKEEPER

Julie Norris
Roselyne Swig; in honor of Constance Lewallen
David Wilson

GROUNDBREAKER


Giving Circles 2021

STABILIZER

Dan Ake & Peggy Ingalls*
Suzanne Helmuth & Jock Reynolds
Carlie Wilmans

KEYHOLDER

Berger Family Foundation
Amy Berk*
Rico Duenas*
Evans Hankey & Brooke Lane
The Japan Foundation
Matt Rolandson & Sam Tripodi
John Sanger
Anonymous (2)

LIGHTKEEPER

Philip Anglim
Carla Emil
Dudley & Michael Del Balso
Randi & Bob Fisher
Fraenkel Gallery
Lexie Fisher George & Mark George
Ann Hatch
Mildred Howard
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Kathy Klausner & Benni Strebel
Tom Loughlin
Jim Melchert
Gay Outlaw & Bob Schmitz
Eugene Whang
Anonymous

GROUNDBREAKER

Kristen Espinosa & Matthew Wright
Kristin Ingram
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Paco Prieto
The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco
David Wilson
Anonymous

*In-kind donation


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Opportunities

We will list current opportunities here. If you have any questions please contact alexe@500cappstreet.org.

We are currently looking for artist guides! Click here for job description. Please fill out this google form if interested.