Donate To City Lights

Why and How to Give

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Maria Marquis in “Silent Sky” (2019). Photo by Taylor Sanders.

You know City Lights is a major cultural asset in our community. Perhaps you value our artistic quality, the exuberance of our shows, or our risk-taking scripts? Whatever the reason, we’re glad you’re here. In an expensive area that’s tough for nonprofits, we’re proud that City Lights, a registered 501(c)(3), closed 16 straight years in the black before Covid-19.

During the shutdown, we stayed busy with a new online series, podcast channel, and other creative endeavors — and kept all regular staff employed and deployed, with no mandatory furloughs. We were thrilled to reopen for our 2021-22 season, and continue to present high-quality theater, even as rebuilding remains a challenge for us and our industry as a whole.

Please donate and help us keep creating innovative theater for you in this time of rebuilding. In addition to accepting cash and in-kind donations, City Lights offers many ways to make your gift, and benefits for giving. Please contact us at or 408-295-4200 with questions or other ideas. Thank you!

[image: James Lewis and Melinda Marks smiling over a Christmas gift]

Giving Options

There are many ways to support City Lights, from making an online donation to giving while you shop, donating goods, or including the theater in your plans.

Our Donors

These generous friends — corporate, foundation and organization supporters, along with individual donors — keep our lights shining brightly. Applause to all.

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsors make it possible for us to reach and grow beyond our wildest dreams. And theater people dream big.

Be A Producer

Join our producers’ circle and be a part of City Lights’ storytelling on a whole new level. As a bonus, the perks are fabulous.