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As a non-profit organization, Chinese Historical Society of America relies on the generosity of the community, individual members, corporations, foundations and public agencies to support our mission of being a steward of the Chinese American narrative. Your support is crucial in helping CHSA promote the history, culture, and legacy of Chinese in America.

Donate to CHSA

Donate to the Chinese Historical Society of America today, and help support CHSA in promoting the history, culture, and legacy of Chinese in America! All contributions are tax deductible (Federal Tax ID#94-6122446).

We welcome contributions made in memory or in honor of someone special.

Please call CHSA at 415-391-1188 x101 or email to designate a contribution in someone’s memory. You can also make in memory/in honor of contributions online.

Employer-matching gifts are also welcome!

Recent donations received through employer matching programs have included companies such as Google, American Express, and PG&E. Ask your employer or contact CHSA for information on submitting a matching gift form from your employer.


There are many opportunities for you to be involved in our exciting work. Opportunities for volunteers are always changing depending upon the needs of the museum. Please complete the online volunteer application to get started.

Current Projects:

  • Online Event Assistant – Assist with moderating online programs, monitoring chat rooms, and organizing the Q&A portion of events. Familiarity with Zoom is helpful, but not necessary. CHSA programs are generally Saturdays 1pm-3pm PT.
  • Community Connections – Write blog posts for our Community Connection series. Volunteers can also help edit incoming submissions. Click here for past examples.
  • Anniversary Dates Project – Research and/or design social media infographics highlighting important dates in Chinese American history.
  • Bruce Lee Research – Provide research support for the upcoming We Are Bruce Lee exhibit.

Have other skills to offer CHSA? Please let us know in the application what your skills are and how you can help CHSA

Please contact us with any questions online or at at (415) 391-1188 x101. Thank you for your support!

Location & Hours

965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108


Mon – Tue: Closed
Wed – Sun: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.