skip to Main Content

Financial Donations

Cash Gifts

Donations of cash are always welcome and can easily be made online via our website.

You may specify that your donation be used for general operating expenses or you may restrict your gift for use in any of our existing programs: Principal Artists of the Resident Company, K-12 Educational Programming, Community-Wide Performances, or any mainstage production.

Opera San José is a well established arts institution with a reputation for excellent fiscal management. The company has maintained its non-profit 501(c) 3 status since 1984 (EIN# 77-0009773). Please visit the Charity Navigator website to see why OSJ has received nine 4-star ratings.

Contact the Development Office  @ 408.437.4460 if you would like to make a financial donation to Opera San José. Make checks payable to Opera San José and mail your donation to

Opera San José
2149 Paragon Drive,
San José, CA 95131-1312.

Recurring donations

It is very easy to set up a plan whereby you receive a reminder of your pledge in the months you specify. Opera San José will mail you a pledge reminder and a return envelope to make keeping up with the schedule as easy as possible. Sustaining monthly giving on your credit card/debit card is a convenient way to contribute. To make a recurring donation click here or enroll today by calling 408-437-4460 or contacting the Development Office.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that you could double or even triple your generous, tax-deductible gift through the help of a corporate match?  Last season, corporate matching gifts provided more than $40,000 in contributions to Opera San José.

Many companies offer matching gift programs, and will match charitable donations made by their employees.  Check with your benefits manager or Human Resources department for your company’s matching policies and restrictions- sometimes gifts by retirees, members of the board of directors, and spouses are also eligible.

Your employer will provide you with instructions on how to participate in their program. Your gift will then be listed in our donor listings at the combined level of your donation and the matching gift, and your employer will be listed among our matching gift companies.  Best of all, matching funds may elevate your donor level, increasing your benefits!

Find out how to add your employer to our list! For more information, please contact Noritaka Okada in our Development Office at (408) 437-4460.

Donations of Stock

It is very easy to transfer stock to Opera San José as a gift. Forms and instructions are readily available from Opera San José for making such transfers. As electronic stock transfers cannot be traced to the donor, please call Individual Giving Manager Noritaka Okada at(408) 437-4460 or email  before making an electronic stock transfer.

In-kind donations

Please fill out the following form if you have an item(s) or service(s) you would like to donate to Opera San José.  Questions? Please contact Nori Okada, Individual Giving Manager, at
(408) 437-4460.

Please DO NOT use this form to request a donation of tickets for a fundraising event. Please direct those inquiries to

This form does not serve as a receipt for this contribution, but is intended for our internal record keeping purposes only. A receipt describing the items or merchandise donated will be mailed to the address supplied above. Opera San José is unable to include the estimated value on the donor receipt. It is the responsibility of the donor to substantiate the fair market value for his/her own tax purposes. The donation of services, although very valuable and much appreciated, is generally not considered tax deductible by the IRS. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine the tax implications of your gift.

Amazon Smile Program

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Opera San José every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Opera San José. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

  • How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
    To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
  • Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
    Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
  • Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?
    Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
  • How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
    On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Opera San José Incorporated as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. Get ready to shop and support Opera San José!
Opera San Jose Incorporated

Visit AmazonSmile for complete details on the program.