Support Cantare Children's Choirs of Oakland
$50 Brings one music lesson to an Oakland classroom
$85 Underwrites one piece of music for a children’s choir in Oakland
$150 Underwrites a year of music education for one child
$300 Supports two concert rehearsals for one of our after-school choirs
$750 Underwrites bus transportation for a children’s choir performance
$800 Brings our Music of CA History program to one 3rd grade classroom
$1500 Supports a music program for one classroom for an entire school year!
Opportunities to Support
Through our work with our adult choirs, youth choirs, and more than 2,150 inner-city youth, Cantare is committed to advancing social change and cultural equity by building bridges where there is division. Click here to read our year in review (Annual Report).
In-Kind Goods and Services
Your donation of office supplies, children’s snacks, flowers, wine, printing, design or consulting services in human resources, financial management and marketing communications can help defray many of our ongoing expenses.
Company Matching Gifts
Many corporations will match their employee gifts to charitable organizations, effectively doubling or tripling your personal gift to CCV. Ask your employer if they have a matching gifts program or email the office for a list at email@example.com.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor-advised fund is a giving tool that charitable individuals use to tax-effectively consolidate, accrue, and grant assets to public charities. You can think of it as an investment account dedicated solely to your charitable giving. Donor-advised funds are managed by sponsoring organizations, which are themselves 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Sponsoring organizations generally fall into three categories: community foundations such as the East Bay Community Foundation, single-issue organizations, or national organizations, such as Vanguard Charitable. Cantare Con Vivo accepts Donor Advised Funds, and grants can be set up to recur monthly at your request.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of stock or mutual funds are another way to give to CCV. You get an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of securities you have owned more than one year—subject to the usual limitations—and capital gains taxes will be completely avoided on these assets. Your contribution will help ensure the continued growth and success of our children’s music education programs, and the Chorale and offers potential tax savings. To initiate a transfer of securities please contact our office at 510.836.0789
Leave a Legacy
Embrace the opportunity to secure Cantare’s future, while ensuring that every year thousands more Oakland youth have access to the arts, and with that, the opportunity to find their voice as compassionate social change leaders. For more information about how to create your legacy gift, please contact Linden Young, Cantare’s Executive Director at, 510.836.0789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some people prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using IRAs and retirement plans, Life insurance policies and Commercial annuities. You can name Cantare Con Vivo as a beneficiary in just a few easy steps: Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form. Decide what percentage you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution. Our non-profit tax identification is 94-3151337.
Cantare’s Circle of Compassion
The Circle of Compassion is Cantare’s group of donors who have committed to supporting us monthly in our efforts to foster a diverse community of compassion and understanding across generational, cultural, and economic boundaries. We thank the members of the Circle of Compassion that have partnered with Cantare to ensure the continued success and growth of our artistic and education programs. Please click here to join our circle.
John & Louise Chan
Mike & Sandy Cook
Kerry & Lynn Curtis
Terry & Joanne Dale
Dennis Drake & Janet Davy
Don & Sue Fitch
Joel & Darlene Hamady
Robert Jimison & Melody Herder-Jimison
Curt & Kim James
Jim & Brenda Nirenstein
John & Cynthia Phillips
Warren & Patti Tenbrook
For more information about volunteer and giving opportunities please contact Executive Director, Linden Young, at email@example.com. Our non-profit tax identification is 94-3151337.