Cartoon Art Museum Launches Future Crowdfunding

. April 6, 2018

The Cartoon Art Museum, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, kicks off its most ambitious and intensive online fundraising campaign to date starting April 4, 2018 through the nonprofit crowdfunding platform YouCaring. The fundraiser aims to finish the remaining $200,000 of the museum’s $1.2 million capital campaign, Creating a Fantastic Future. The capital campaign is financing the museum’s recent relocation in San Francisco and the ongoing renovations and related costs to transform the new site at 781 Beach Street into an up-to-date modern space. The online portion of the campaign provides everyone with the opportunity to lend his or her support to the museum and help ensure its continuation. Anyone who enjoys art and history, comics and animation, or pop culture is encouraged to pitch in at youcaring.com/fantasticfuture.

The online campaign’s financial goal will start small and grow in phases to celebrate milestones along the way to the remaining $200,000 that the museum seeks to fulfill the loan owed and other costs incurred during the quest to reopen the Cartoon Art Museum. As a nonprofit itself, YouCaring is a crowdfunding platform that maximizes contributions to the museum. To date, the Creating a Fantastic Future capital campaign has raised more than $1 million dollars in donations and pledges.

Those who have most highly contributed to Creating a Fantastic Future are the Eric Roberts Foundation, George Lucas Family Foundation, an Anonymous donor, the Bil Keane Family, Johnson/Glenewinkel Family, Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation and Walt & Lilly Disney Foundation. Founders, board members past and present and other individuals helped further the campaign. Large local funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission and their Northern California Community Loan Fund and Community Arts Stabilization Trust: Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program greatly contributed to the museum’s relocation project and Creating a Fantastic Future capital campaign success thus far.

About the Cartoon Art Museum
The Cartoon Art Museum’s mission is to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal. The museum’s vision is to be the premier destination to experience cartoon art in all its many forms from around the world, and a leader in providing insight into the process of creating it. The Cartoon Art museum can be visited online at cartoonart.org and at its new location, 781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Website: cartoonart.org

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