Your Support Makes a Difference!

For more than half a century, the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History has worked to connect people to community for the betterment of both. Through collections-based research, educational programs, indoor and outdoor exhibits, and unique experiences for schoolchildren with tours tailored to specific curricula, we are dedicated to preserving and sharing our local history.  Your generosity is the key to our continued success.

The Carpinteria Valley Museum of History is a self-sustaining private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  We do not rely on government funding.  We raise our operating revenue through our membership support, memorial donations, fund-raising activities, local foundation grants, and earnings on investments in our Endowment Fund. This broad variety of funding sources enables us to share our collections, exhibits, and educational programs with our visitors, school children, and researchers each year without admission fees, making the museum truly accessible to all. 

The Museum's tax identification number is 95-6137506.

All gifts that support the Museum's annual, capital, and endowment funds are important. There are many ways in which a gift can be made, most with income tax savings. For more information on making a gift to the Museum, please call the Office at (805) 684-3112 or make a tax-deductible online gift today. 


Giving online is easy, secure, and green!  

Or if you prefer, fill out this donation form and mail it to:

Carpinteria Valley Historical Society

956 Maple Avenue                                                                                         

Carpinteria, CA   93013  

Gifts through your IRA

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA. You can donate up to $100,000 each year without incurring income tax on your withdrawal. Contact your IRA account administrator to direct a distribution to the Carpinteria Valley Historical Society. Please consider remembering the museum in your estate plans.