The museum depends on individuals like you for most of our funding. Show your commitment to Chinese culture and celebrating diversity and make a donation today!

Donations of any amount can be made through PayPal or checks can be mailed directly to the museum.  As a non-profit organization, all donations and membership dues are used toward society and museum exhibits, projects, archival and building maintenance, as well as community outreach programs.  It is you, as generous donors, who enable us to share Chinese and Chinese American history with the San Diego community.  Thank you in advance for your support of the museum!


Thank you for your interest in donating one or more artifacts to the museum’s collection! In order to assist us with our review of your proposed donation, please fill out the Proposed Artifact Donation Form and submit it to the museum by mail or email.  Please include a photograph of each of the items under consideration (please note that photos will not be returned). The museum cannot accept or be responsible for any item left in the custody of museum personnel on the museum premises without a prior written agreement from the museum.  Thank you again for your consideration in making a permanent donation to the museum’s collection.

Please keep in mind that not all artifacts considered for donation to the museum can be accepted, and that anyone wishing to donate an artifact must fill out the Proposed Artifact Donation Form. Also, please note that the responsibility of appraising all donations remains with the donor. The museum is not allowed to provide written appraisals for income tax purposes, but will do its utmost to suggest reputable appraisers.

For more information please see our Artifact Donations FAQ page.

Send the completed Proposed Artifact Donation Form and Photos to:
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101


To leave a legacy for yourselves and for your family, please consider adding the museum to your will or trust. Special recognition will be given to donors who make the museum a part of their “family.”  For more information please call Alexander Chuang, Executive Director at 619.338.9888.