“When you told stories, I felt like jumping and clapping.”

– Matt S., M.L. King School


Stagebridge is a 501(c)3 non-profit; your donation will be tax deductible.


Find out exactly why it matters to support Stagebridge:

  • Our award-winning Storybridge program continues to change the lives of Bay Area elementary school students with storytelling sessions in schools, senior facilities and other intergenerational venues this year. Throughout our history, we have done more than any other entity in this field.

  • Our Seniors Reaching Out program continues to bring our touring performance groups to places which provide services for seniors. We held over 100 performances last year at near cost or below. That’s almost 3 performances per week that primarily reach those without regular access to performing arts programming.

  • Through our Performing Arts Institute, we continue to offer a fabulous variety of professionally-taught classes at some of the lowest prices around! And we continue to innovate. This year we’ve had over 15 new workshops and courses so far.

How can you help in all of these efforts?

  • A tax-deductible donation before December 31st (if you'd like to donate in January or later, you can donate by June 30th, the end of our fiscal year). Open the checkbook or click the donate button the second you finish this letter, send it in, and you’ll be done with it! Think how good you will feel…

  • Become a monthly sustainer: it's easy to do online by credit/debit card (just click the gold "Donate" button above)! Or you might choose to pledge by writing a monthly check, or set up a direct deposit from your checking account. Stop by our offices to find out how - no amount is too small!

  • As you’re planning your estate, consider including a bequest to Stagebridge.

  • An often-overlooked option: Get your inner circle of family, friends, and co-workers to contribute to Stagebridge. They see how wonderful you look and sound after taking our classes!! One great idea that always makes us happy is to ask them to contribute to Stagebridge in your honor as a birthday or anniversary gift!

THANK YOU for your continued involvement and support of Stagebridge – we couldn’t do it without you!


  • Online

  • By mail: 2501 Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94612 (Make checks payable to Stagebridge)

  • Planned giving, stock donations: Call (510) 444-4755, x117 for more info

  • Join our bequest program. More information here.

Your donation makes a dramatic difference in the lives of countless seniors and elementary school students across the Bay Area. By supporting Stagebridge, you’re helping to:

  • Engage active older adults
    Stagebridge helps keep people active and involved by offering classes in the theater arts as well as performance opportunities. Rehearsing and performing with others helps provide purpose, stimulation and a sense of camaraderie. It also provides an opportunity to give back through community outreach to young people and vulnerable elders.

  • Serve young people in the Bay Area
    Stagebridge sends volunteers to provide students in Title One elementary schools with a rich, multicultural, intergenerational storytelling and writing experience.

  • Reach out to elders
    Stagebridge sends our actors and musicians to Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing Facilities, hospitals, senior centers, and adult day programs to offer workshops and to perform. This unique program brings a variety of engaging performances and programs to organizations such as St. Mary's Center, Center for Elders Independence, Kindred Medical Hill, and Northern California Presbyterian Homes.

STAGEBRIDGE programs are made possible through the generous support of the following organizations . . . and supporters like you

Adobe Foundation

Rotary Club of Oakland

Sam Mazza Foundation

Walter & Elise Haas fund