Thank you for your interest in making a tax deductible contribution to Palo Alto Players. As a nonprofit theatre company, we depend on the generosity of individuals to help us fulfill our mission by bridging the gap between ticket revenue and operating costs. Click below to customize the gift that’s right for you. For more information on how you can make a difference, see the details below or call our Managing Director at 650-363-8582.

Keep local theatre thriving!

At this unprecedented time, Palo Alto Players is unwavering in our efforts to expand the community, to connect audiences to artists and to one another, and to keep local artists active and engaged.

With our physical doors closed and ticket sales severely impacted, we need your support today for the future of live theatre. In the months ahead, we aspire to continue developing innovative programming that keeps our community connected and vibrant by:

  • Broadcasting a high caliber production from the Lucie Stern Theater stage;
  • Exploring indoor and outdoor venues for a safe return;
  • Developing the technology to present productions simultaneously to live and online audiences; and
  • Compensating artists for their vital role in cultivating a creative community.

Every gift makes a difference at Palo Alto Players.

How To Make A Gift

Online: Donations can be made securely online, either one-time or recurring monthly.

By Phone:  Please call Elizabeth Santana, Managing Director, at 650-363-8582 to make a donation over the phone.

By Mail:  Send checks to: Palo Alto Players, Att: Managing Director, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA  94301.

In Person*: We welcome your donation during regular box office hours or at the theater. Due to COVID-19 we currently cannot accept in person donations.

Donor Advised Funds: A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families, and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. Most sponsoring organizations of DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets. For more information on DAFs, contact your financial advisor.

To make a donation through a DAF, please request that checks are made payable to Palo Alto Players. Palo Alto Players tax identification number is #94-2295483

Stock Transfer: We gratefully accept stock donations. If you would like to make a gift of stock, please contact our Managing Director at 650-363-8582 or for DTC instructions.

IRA Distribution: If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can make a contribution directly from a qualified IRA account to Palo Alto Players without paying income taxes. Contact our Managing Director at 650.363.8582 or for more information.

Planned Giving:  Leave a legacy by remembering Palo Alto Players in your will or trust. With a planned gift, you can set the stage for the future of Palo Alto Players, while supporting both your personal and philanthropic goals.  For more information, visit

Matching Gifts: Did you know that an estimated $4-$7 billion in corporate matching gifts goes unclaimed per year?* As a donor to Palo Alto Players, you can make your contribution go twice as far if you are an employee or in some cases a retiree of a company that has an employee gift match program. Many corporations match employee donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio. And if you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide a donation to us as a way to recognize your gift of time.

Check here to see if your company will match your donation. You can also contact your human resources department or representative for specific information on your company’s matching gift program.

*Statistic provided by Double the Donation.

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