​Join Vision2020 and help create the New Museum of LGBTQ History and Culture in San Francisco. We’re only just beginning this multiyear effort to build a comprehensive center for LGBTQ public history that will do justice to our richly diverse community’s past. All funds will help the GLBT Historical Society build its development capacity in preparation for a capital campaign. To join us in this vital work, please make a tax-deductible donation today.



Help keep the story alive

Harvey Milk in 1978, five months before his assassination.
Harvey Milk in 1978, five months before his assassination.

Your support ensures the preservation, exhibition and interpretation of GLBT history — including little-known people, events and organizations that played a vital role. Thanks to you, we can grow our collection of important historical materials, showcase them in the museum and preserve them for the benefit of future generations. We’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. GLBT Historical Society members receive advance notice of upcoming exhibitions, programs and other events. Members get free admission for themselves and a guest at the museum and they enjoy expanded research hours (by appointment) at the archives.





Leave your legacy

Many GLBT Historical Society supporters have included us in their wills or with another type of legacy gift. Their foresight, and yours, should you choose to join them, strengthens and helps ensure the future of the historical society’s archives and museum. For more information on legacy giving, email Executive Director Terry Beswick or call 415-777-5455 ext. 5.

Pro bono and in-kind donations

We welcome offers of pro bono services and in-kind donations from professionals and merchants in a variety of fields needed to support the work of the museum and archives. For more information, email Executive Director Terry Beswick or call 415-777-5455 ext. 5.

Donate archival materials

We’re always on the lookout for material to add to the archives. More information at the archives page.

Community Thrift Store

San Francisco and Bay Area residents can support us by donating used furniture, housewares, clothing, books and other goods to the Community Thrift Store in San Francisco. Designate Charity No. 169 as your beneficiary.


2016 Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSORS ($25,000 or more)

  • The Bob Ross Foundation
  • Charles L. Street & Paul W. Chin
  • Creative Work Fund (a program of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation)

City & County of San Francisco

  • Grants for the Arts
  • The Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development
  • The Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development
  • The San Francisco Arts Commission

PLATINUM SPONSORS  ($10,000 or more)

  • Al Baum & Robert Holgate
  • Arts Research Institute / UC Santa Cruz
  • Elisabeth Cornu
  • Emily Rosenberg & Darlene deManincor
  • Excelerate Foundation
  • David Kessler, MD
  • National Historical Publications & Records Commission
  • Wells Fargo Bank Foundation
  • Anonymous

GOLD SPONSORS ($5,000 or more)

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • AT&T
  • John Bell & Jason Spicer
  • CSAA Insurance Group
  • Folsom Street Events
  • Daniel Healy & Gerald LaBuda
  • James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen
  • Google, Inc.
  • Tomlinson Holman & Fritz Koenig
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Todd Reasinger & Chris Lewis
  • Toad Hall & Badlands
  • Brian Turner

SILVER SPONSORS ($2,500 or more)

  • John Caldwell & Zane Blaney
  • Calvin Doucet
  • Group I
  • Hermes Foundation
  • Richard C. Hoblock & Gerald E. Garrels
  • IDEO
  • LEF Foundation
  • Foundation
  • Rick Stokes & Alex Kiforenko

BRONZE SPONSORS ($1,000 or more)

  • Valentin Aguirre & Bill Jennings
  • Alex U Inn & The Momma’s Boyz
  • Randall H. Alfred
  • Troy Barber and Dan Stewart
  • Frederick Baumer
  • Tali Bray
  • Daryl Carr
  • Paul Christensen
  • Gray Clossman
  • Community Thrift Store
  • E.G. Crichton
  • Martha Ehrenfeld
  • Becky Escamilla & Aimee Chang
  • Steve Fletcher, Carl Craft & Del Rimbey / Dandelion
  • Charles Q. Forester
  • Kevin Gerber
  • Paul Giurlanda
  • Susan Goldstein & Andrew Kivel
  • Tim Gullicksen
  • Horizons Foundation
  • Terence Kissack & Mark Coleman
  • Gerard Koskovich Queer Antiquarian Books
  • David Laudon & Randall LaRoche
  • Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens
  • Peter Lundberg & James Mowdy
  • Andrew MacPhail
  • Richard May
  • Kenneth A. Moore
  • Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation
  • Daniel Nicoletta & Michael Pinatelli Jr.
  • San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
  • The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.
  • William J. Smith Trust
  • Cornelis Van Aalst & Jeffrey Robinson
  • Barbara L. Voss & Deborah Cohler
  • Louis Wiley Jr.
  • Anders Winther & David Pike
  • Jeffrey Zimman & Ken Ruebush

We also thank our many members who support the GLBT Historical Society’s museum and archives.

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