OMCA is part of your community.

Make OMCA your Museum

OMCA serves as a forum for dialogue, learning, social connection, and community expression. Make a gift to the OMCA Annual Fund and help us fulfill our mission to to inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you for making the Oakland Museum of California YOUR museum.


Maximize the benefits of your IRA dollars

IRA Charitable Rollover: Congress recently extended the provision to allow donors age 70 ½ and older the opportunity make gifts to the Oakland Museum of California and other charitable organizations with direct transfers from your IRA—without paying taxes on your distributions. You can make gifts in any amount up to a maximum of $100,000.

The transferred amount is excluded from your taxable income and can count toward the minimum required distribution in 2014. There is not an income tax deduction for the transfer; the amount is simply not included in the IRA owner’s income. 

Interested donors should contact your IRA custodian today; the transfer must be made directly from your IRA account to the Museum. Act now, as this provision expires on December 31, 2014. Questions: contact Linda Larkin at or 510-318-8516.