Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Support the Past in New Ways
The Hearst Museum is grateful for your support at any level and at any time. Your philanthropy empowers us to do what we love to do: excite curiosity and share knowledge.
The Museum is positioning itself to make its world-renowned collections accessible to students, researchers, and the many diverse communities of California.
These funds will help the Hearst achieve these goals:
We Are All Anthropologists Fund (K-6 Education Program)
Students and educators learn best by doing the work of social scientists. We Are All Anthropologists will highlight hands-on approaches that inspire empathy for others by stimulating curiosity. The fund will serve students from Bay Area schools using real objects from the Hearst’s vast global collection; a rigorously tested curriculum covering topics from California Mission History to Ancient Egypt; guided tours; tool kits; and professional development opportunities for educators.
Now Dig This! The Koret Matching Challenge Fund
All gifts to this fund support the Museum Learning Center and are doubled in value up to $300,000 thanks to the Koret Foundation.
Help the Hearst unlock the stories of its objects for UC Berkeley students, K-12 groups and Bay Area museum goers.
Director's Big Ideas Fund
Museums are dynamic institutions that require its leaders to plan for and to seize new opportunities, whether shovel-ready or starting development.
Collections Care and Preservation Fund
A world-class collection of 3.8 million objects needs constant attention using the latest conservation technologies to ensure availability for future generations.
Discovery and Innovation Fund
New technologies allow researchers to ask new questions of our long-held collections that stretch the horizons of knowledge.
The Hearst Museum Native American Advisory Council (NAAC) Fund
The Hearst Museum NAAC is one of very few such bodies, nationwide. Gifts support the first formalized merging of descendant community perspectives into the Museum’s work to strengthen this vital partnership.
Campus and Community Initiative Fund
Student and stakeholder engagement is our lifeblood. Gifts support educational programming, volunteer opportunities and relationship-building enterprises at the local and global level.
Help us make the important work of anthropologists accessible to all, and to help our communities experience how we can all be explorers of culture.