Thank you for considering a gift to the Los Altos History Museum. We depend on the generosity of our community to help us fulfill our educational mission, and we’re so grateful for your support. Choose how your donation is directed by clicking below.

Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

(General Operations)

  • Changing Exhibits
  • Collections Care
  • Annual Events
  • Staff Salaries
Give to Annual Appeal

Mighty Oaks

(Memorial Gifts)

  • Honors a loved one
  • Family notified of gift
  • Dedicated as directed
Give in Memory

Weathervane Society

Weathervane Society

(Long-term Investment)

  • Inspired by Grimm’s Gift
  • Funds added to Endowment
  • Allows for Future Growth
  • Guides new Opportunities
Give to Weathervane Society

Other Ways to Give

  • Send a check payable to Los Altos History Museum and mail to: Los Altos History Museum, Attn: Elisabeth Ward, Executive Director, 51 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022.
  • Through charitable gift or donor-advised funds: Instruct your fund administrator to send your donation to the above address.
  • Transfer stocks to the Museum as a charitable donation through our Schwab account. Instructions
  • Include the Museum in your estate planning through your financial advisor. For more information on Planned/Legacy giving download brochure.

Questions on the above giving options? Contact Elisabeth Ward at

The Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depends on your generous support to sustain its educational offerings. Gifts made to the Museum are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Those made online or postmarked by the US Postal Service by Dec. 31, will count in that calendar year for tax purposes.