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Annual Appeal 2020

Your annual support is critical in helping us to fulfill our mission to preserve pieces of the past to tell the stories of people who have called this region home for thousands of years.

Make an Online Donation

To make a donation by phone, call 760-291-0370 to speak with Executive Director Cindy Stankowski.

To make a donation by mail, send checks made out to the San Diego Archaeological Center to the following address:

San Diego Archaeological Center
ATTN: Development Department
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027

The Center curates millions of artifacts and shares them with the public through research, exhibition and public education. Please help us continue to preserve history by making a tax-deductible donation. When making your donation, you may indicate how you would like for your contribution to be used.

In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services to the organization. If you would like to make this type of donation, contact the Development Department.

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
Federal Taxpayer Identification Number 33-0574573


Purveyors of the Past

SDAC groupWith a recurring donation to the San Diego Archaeological Center, your valuable donation will help to fund many important projects throughout the year. By becoming a sustaining member, you help us to create a stable foundation. Your donation allows us to plan for the year ahead!

Making recurring donations is quick and easy. Just select Monthly under Donation Frequency on our online form. You may donate the amount that you are comfortable giving each month. No matter how big or small the sum, we consider every gift essential to sustaining the Center! As a recurring donor, you also will automatically receive Center membership. For other payment methods, please contact the Development Department.


#HalfMyDAF Challenge

We have learned about a chance for your money to go further than ever, through the #HalfMyDAF matching-grant challenge. If you have a donor advised fund (DAF), you can help the Center at this critical time.

Like other non-profit organizations, we are working harder than ever to connect with our community. Meanwhile, over $120 billion sits unused in Donor Advised Funds in community foundations across the country. The #HalfMyDAF challenge aims to put these charitable dollars to work now, when and where it’s needed most.

Anyone who makes a grant to us and commits to granting half the money from their DAF before September 30th, 2020, gives us the chance to be one of 150 non-profits to get a matching grant of up to $25,000. The more people who nominate our organization, the better our chances.

You can learn more about the #HalfMyDAF challenge at halfmydaf.com


Endowment Fund

How will you be remembered? Create a lasting legacy through the San Diego Archaeological Center’s Endowment Fund. Estate Giving, Gifts of Real Estate, Pooled Income Fund, and Charitable Gift Annuities, are all ways of that you can leave a legacy for the future while receiving tax deductions and other benefits for you and your family.

Please contact Executive Director Cindy Stankowski for more information.


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Donate Your Vehicle

Purchasing a new car or truck? Donate your old vehicle to the Center! Your generous gift is tax-deductable and will support the Center’s educational programs, exhibits, and curation.

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