Our Impact

Less than 40% of all California students currently participate in arts courses. As a supporter of the arts in your local community, you know that arts education is a key factor in helping California’s next generation succeed, boosting overall academic achievement, social engagement, attendance and graduation rates, and college and workforce readiness.

You can help keep arts in schools. 

Individuals may make tax-deductible contributions in amounts of $1 or more to the California Arts Council’s Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Contribution Fund. In the past five years, we have raised more than $1.2 million to directly support California arts education programs.

Donations from Keep Arts in Schools are critical to the California Arts Council’s vision to provide all our students with quality arts education in order to reach their full potential.

100% of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programming supported by the California Arts Council.

The Keep Arts in Schools Voluntary Contribution Fund can be found in Voluntary Contribution Section 110 (425) of the "540" individual state tax return form. Every dollar counts. Please join us in supporting arts education across California.



Click here to view our annual reports.
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Click here to learn more about Voluntary Contribution Funds.


Click here for background information on the Keep Arts in Schools Fund.


Keep Arts in Schools Funding (2014-2019)

Since the Keep Arts in Schools Fund was established in 2014, more than $1.2 million has been raised to fund arts programming in California’s schools.