There are many ways to support the museum

We welcome financial gifts from individuals, groups, corporations and foundations.  It is your support that allows the Museum to welcome visitors five days a week, expand its education programs and exhibits, and enables the Museum to serve as a thriving cultural hub celebrating everything that is maritime.

Help support art that sails by clicking the Donate Button above or telephone the Museum (805 984 6260) to give credit card information.

Checks can be mailed to:

Channel Islands Maritime Museum                                                       

Attn: Donations
3900 Bluefin Circle
Oxnard, CA 93035.

Thank you for your donation and welcome aboard!

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Membership contributions support educational programming, exhibitions, and ongoing operations at the Museum, and are also tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts provide the support that helps sustain the Museum’s day-to-day operations, the facilitation of new exhibits, and fund its greatest needs. Donations are accepted at any dollar level and every contribution is deeply appreciated. You can also give on behalf of friends and family.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts include bequests through your will or trust, gifts of real estate, life insurance, or other assets. Gifts like these help ensure that the Museum remains a source of education and inspiration for generations to come

Are you 70 ½ with an IRA?

Lower your Tax Burden and help CIMM!!

There have been changes in the tax laws that effect income and deductibles, but there still is a way to benefit you AND help your Museum.

The IRA Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD) offers you a great opportunity – the functional equivalent of an income tax charitable deduction even if you don’t itemize.  Because the direct distribution to charity is not included in your income, it is not subject to tax.  And the IRA charitable rollover gift counts toward your annual required minimal distribution.  Keep in mind:

You must be at least 70 ½ years old at the time of the distribution.

Your IRA custodian must distribute it directly to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, a 501(c) 3 corporation.

EIN 77-0251663;

It cannot exceed $100,000 per year per individual plan;

No goods or services can be received;

Please consider this type of funding. As we are not able to give tax advice, please contact your tax professional for further procedures and information.

Foundation Support

Corporate membership and Foundation sponsorship for CIMM helps provide high visibility branding opportunities for our partners and empowers our Museum to present the very best in cultural programming. CIMM offers a number of ways for companies to partner with the Museum to meet marketing, philanthropic and community engagement goals. 

Corporate Partnership

This program combines the benefits of membership with sponsorship recognition at important Museum events such as galas, lectures, exhibitions, and more.