PMH is an independent nonprofit cultural institution funded by generous gifts from foundations, corporations, businesses, individuals, and our members. Donations make it possible to carry out the educational programs, exhibitions, and preservation critical to our mission.

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Support PMH

There are several ways to support the Museum:


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PMH is a 501(c)3 organization.
Tax ID # 95-6133954.

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Commemorative Tiles

The Commemorative Tile Campaign is a donor recognition site located on the front steps of the Museum’s History Center. Inspired by the Arts & Crafts tradition, these tiles provide you with the opportunity to acknowledge someone in your life, mark a significant occasion, or display your love of Pasadena and its history. 

Tiles are available in multiple prices and sizes, ranging from $250 for a 3″ x 6″ tile to $2,500 for a 9″ x 12″ tile.

Tiles are installed periodically. To inquire about the next tile installation, please email

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Memorial Gifts

PMH is honored to be the recipient of memorial gifts.
Your thoughtful donation will contribute to our efforts to preserve the history that your loved ones held so dear.

Please send gifts to:
Pasadena Museum of History
Attn: Development Office
470 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Questions? Contact us at

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Give Back Programs

Your everyday activities could make a big difference to us. Support Pasadena Museum of History through the following programs:

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Vroman’s Give Back Program

If you shop at Vroman’s Bookstore, please sign up for their Give Back program.  When signing up for the program, choose PMH as the organization to receive a rebate on every purchase you make. Register online, or in person when you check out at either of Vroman’s Pasadena locations. 

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Ralph’s Community Contributions Program

Simply by shopping at Ralphs and using your Ralphs Club Card, you can support the Museum. You can register your Ralphs Club card on the Ralphs website. Our NPO is 84127

Corporate Matching Gifts

A Corporate Matching Gift is a great way to increase the impact of your personal contribution to the PMH. Many American corporations and firms will match donations to nonprofit organizations made by their employees, retirees, and their spouses, widows, or widowers.

To have your donation matched, ask your employer for a matching gift form, fill it out, and attach it to your membership application or donation.

Did you know that some corporations will match more than monetary donations?  Bank of America is one company that will also match an employee’s volunteer hours.

Here are just some of the local companies with employee matching programs:

  • AT&T Corporation
  • Bank of America Corporation
  • Bank of the West
  • Boeing Company
  • Coca-Cola Company / Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Home Depot
  • Sony Corporation of America
  • US Bancorp
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Wells Fargo & Company


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