Donor Circle

At Destiny Arts Center, it is individual donors like you who make a lasting impact. Your generous donations allow Destiny Arts Center to serve over 4,000 youth annually at our brand new North Oakland arts facility and at over 30 schools in Oakland and throughout the East Bay. Your donation will also allow Destiny Arts Center to:

  • Provide high quality, rigorous dance, theater, and martial arts classes that teach nonviolence for thousands of youth in Oakland and throughout the East Bay
  • Produce professional-quality productions created by artists and youth
  • Develop young artists’ curiosity, passion, and appreciation for the arts
  • Expose audiences to live theater, particularly populations with little to no access to the arts
  • Train other educators in Destiny methods to extend the impact of the program

We welcome the opportunity to deepen our relationship with donors like you by giving the opportunity to gain early access to performances and events, and engage with our program staff and students in an intimate setting.

By making a multi-year pledge to support our programs, you ensure our ability to expand the impact of our work in our exciting new facility and continue to give young people the tools and confidence to prevent violence in their lives and communities: building real skills, discipline and a deep knowledge of our signature peace building curriculum designed to give young people the tools and confidence to prevent violence in their lives and communities.


donor levels & benefits

Mover $100+

$100 provides healthy snacks for youth who attend after school classes at Destiny Arts Center weekly.

  • Recognition on website and our annual report


Shaker $250+

$250 brings Destiny teaching artists into schools and communities with a workshop in which participants experience our unique approach to violence prevention through the arts.
The above benefits plus:
  • A limited-edition Destiny Arts Center t-shirt designed by our partners at Oaklandish


Peace Maker $500+

$500 brings our Destiny Youth Performance Company’s original work into communities, inspiring arts activism and social change.
All of the above, plus:
  • A limited-edition art book featuring Destiny Arts Center’s 25 years of building peaceful communities all over the Bay Area


Black Belt $1,000+

$1,000 provides a week of Destiny’s dynamic, arts based summer camp for up to 20 Oakland youth at our professional studios.
All of the above, plus:
  • 2 tickets to DAYPC* performance with reserved seating

*Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, our original pre-professional teen dance/theater company

Champion $2,500+

$2,500 provides 30 public school students with a six week residency where they learn our violence prevention curriculum through martial arts, theater, African dance, capoeira, hip hop, modern dance, or other discipline of the school’s choosing.
All of the above, plus:
  • Get a private lesson with one of our amazing dance or martial arts instructors at our beautiful studios in North Oakland


Peaceful Warrior $5,000+

$5,000 allows 25 incarcerated youth to learn critical life skills through theater and the performing arts, creating hope and an opportunity to continue classes at Destiny upon release.
All of the above, plus:
  • Host your next event at Destiny Arts Center’s 8,000 sft dance/theater space


For more information about our Donor Circle Program or to discuss other pledge options, please contact:

Jennifer Cates
(510) 597-1619 ext. 105

What a brave band of determined souls is Destiny!

Alice Walker
Author, poet, feminist, and activist