JAMsj always welcomes financial and in-kind donations to support its ongoing operations and continually looks for new ways to serve the public. JAMsj is a registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

Additional benefits of donating:

  • Donate In Memory or Honor of a loved one or friend

  • Planned Giving Program allows donors to leave a lasting legacy

  • In-kind services opportunities to give back

  • Good Karma – we’ll continue to tell our shared history and story



You can donate securely online with your credit card or fill out the Donation Form and send it with your donation to:

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Checks may be made out to: Japanese American Museum of San Jose.


JAMsj appreciates donations in any amount. All donors' names (unless they indicate a preference to remain anonymous) will be published in the JAMsj newsletter according to the following levels.

  • Patron ($1000 or more)

  • Associate ($500-$999)

  • Supporter ($100-$499)

  • Friend (up to $99)


JAMsj is always seeking artifacts and photos that document the Japanese American experience or help to bring life to significant events. If you have any historical documents, artifacts or photographs that could expand on the present or future exhibits, please contact us.

If you have a specific project for which you would like to contribute money or time to the museum, please contact us.