Foundation & Government Giving

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the kind of early childhood education (disguised as play!) that so many loyal supporters recognize as a key ingredient for the future of the Bay Area as innovator and leader in the fields of science, technology, the arts and environmental stewardship.

The Museum’s goal is to build kids who are observant, curious and questioning, and with the help of foundation giving, we are continuously exploring ways in which young children can better prepare for a future that will certainly involve unprecedented change and opportunity.

Foundation Giving

The Bay Area Discovery Museum depends upon Foundation supporters who recognize early childhood education as key in the fight to improve educational outcomes for all children.

Your generosity enables the Museum to meet the significant costs of running the Museum, professional development opportunities for teachers, environmental stewardship, scholarships, free and discounted admissions and transportation – and helps us maintain a reputation as one of the best children’s museum’s in the nation. Partner with us in offering educational programs that change young lives through place-based arts and science in one of the most unique settings anywhere. Your generous contributions are what implement and strengthen so many of our outreach initiatives that each year benefit thousands of low income children around the Bay Area.

Media Sponsors

The Museum is grateful for past media support from KISS-FM, KIOI-FM, KFRC-FM, San Francisco Chronicle, Marin Independent Journal, KPIX-TV, KQED-TV, Telemundo/NBC11, Comcast, Univision, Alice @ 97.3 and more.

For information about becoming an in-kind media sponsor of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, please contact Jennifer Caleshu at

Contact Us

Please consider adding your name to a prestigious list of Foundation supporters who are helping us build a future of creative thinkers and innovators.

Brandy Vause
Vice President of External Relations
(415) 339-3956

Foundation Relations
Bay Area Discovery Museum 
557 McReynolds Road 
Sausalito, CA 94965-2614

We thank our generous donors that have supported the Museum from September 2014 through April 2016:




Art 4 Moore Fund of Tides Foundation

Association of Children’s Museums

Battery Powered

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Cavallo Point, the lodge at Golden Gate

County of Marin

First 5 Alameda County

First 5 San Francisco

Fullerton Family Foundation

The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

Grey Family Foundation

The Hearst Foundation

Hellman Foundation

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Inverness Research

John Templeton Foundation

Marin Community Foundation

Mimi and Peter Haas Fund

National Endowment for the Arts

National Philanthropic Trust

National Science Foundation

The Bernard Osher Foundation

Panta Rhea Foundation

The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of California

The Lisa & John Pritzker Family Foundation

The San Francisco Foundation

Sausalito Art Festival Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Smart Family Foundation

Thomas J. Long Foundation

Thomas Murphy Fund at The San Diego Foundation

United Way of the Bay Area

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