Contributing to Lux is an exciting way to support visual art in your community and directly enable education outreach programs that spark creativity in children and adults alike. To explore ways your gift can make an impact at Lux, e-mail Lexi Meyerowitz or call 760.436.6611, ext. 227.

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All donations made through January 1st, 2020 will be applied toward's Lux's Solar Energy Campaign. Donate today and your donation will be matched by a generous donor.

Giving Types


A direct contribution sustains the ongoing operations of Lux and allows us to develop and enhance our facilities, education outreach, exhibitions, and programming for the public. Tax-deductible donations are accepted as cash, check, credit card or stock.

Leaving a Legacy

Share your passion for the arts with future generations by including Lux Art Institute in your estate plans. Your gift will ensure that Lux continues to make visual art more accessible and personally meaningful to visitors of all ages. There are many creative and flexible ways to make Lux Art Institute a part of your legacy – contact us to find the right way for you.

Company Matching

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs, allowing you to double the impact of your contribution. Contact us to find out if your company is eligible and we will help you through the matching gift process.


Investments are an excellent source for charitable gifts. When you contribute stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other securities you have owned for more than a year, you generally do not pay any capital gains tax and you receive an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the gift date. Contact us for more information on the simplest way to contribute securities to Lux Art Institute.

Recurring Gifts

A recurring gift is a convenient, flexible way to make a big impact at Lux Art Institute. Set up a monthly or annual contribution once and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that your ongoing support makes a difference every day. 

In-Kind Contributions

Lux appreciates many gifts in kind including art supplies, auction items, facility rental equipment, computer softwares, professional services and more.



Lux's Solar Energy Campaign

Sustainability is fundamental to redefining the museum experience at Lux. Atop six acres of native landscape sits Lux’s Artist Pavilion, one of the first LEED-certified green museums in California. Now in our 21st year, our community is growing, and it is our responsibility to grow sustainably. Together, Let’s Light the Future of Lux with renewable energy.

-Help save us $21,000 per year in energy costs
-Be part of San Diego and California’s emissions reduction goals
-Support the use of electric vehicles
-Promote the sustainable practices of a community-based organization

Solar energy is a creative solution to how we power art education, community events, and exceptional art experiences in our galleries. Your tax-deductible contribution in 2019 will help Lux Light the Future with renewable energy to power all of Lux’s programs, including the youth art education classes, creative community events, and exceptional art experiences in the regional-artist Linda Formo Brandes Gallery and the international Artist-in-Residence Artist Pavilion.

As San Diego shifts towards solving local and global environmental problems through a goal of becoming 100% renewable by 2035, Lux is leading the way with an ambitious solar energy plan that will generate more than 100% of Lux’s energy needs. Contribute today to power Lux with renewable energy in 2020 and help us in supporting sustainability for the future of art and the environment.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Donors who give over $250 will receive recognition through name placement on our charging station, which will provide free power to electric vehicle drivers during business hours. Help Lux light the way to making big changes in the San Diego community for the future.

Donating to Lux is as easy as ever. Lux now accepts non-cash donations like cars, real-estate and stocks. Email Lexi Meyerowitz for more information:

Your tax-deductible contribution in 2019 will be matched by a generous donor and may also be matched by your employer. This #GivingTuesday, Facebook will match up to $7 million in donations. Give now to double your impact!

How you can give:
$5,000- Name a thermostat
$2,500- Name a ceramics kiln
$1,000- Name a light switch
$500- Name on the digital kiosk
$250- Name on solar charging station
$50- Thank you on our website
$25- Thank you on our email

Lux is a 501 c(3) Non-Profit. All donations are tax-deductible.