Support the Freight



Our friends, Ed and Laura Littlefield, have stepped forward with an exciting challenge grant through their Sage Foundation. If the Freight community contributes $100,000 by the end of this year, their Foundation will match every dollar with two. That's a potential $300,000 you can help us raise.

You can make a donation with cash, check, or credit card at the box office, by phone at (510) 644-2020, x120, or online.


In order to keep our incredible venue open night after night, we have basic ongoing expenses including facility upkeep and maintenance, operational needs, and staffing. Ticket sales provide approximately 70% of our operating budget with the remaining 30% coming from charitable contributions. The Freight belongs to all of us – make your gift today. 

Friends of the Freight contribute between $50 and $2,499 annually, and enjoy a range of donor benefits: priority notice of shows, ticket discounts, VIP concerts, and more. See below for specific benefits at various levels of support.


The Music Circle Society is the Freight’s premier donor group providing vital support that makes our celebrated programs possible. Music Circle Society members contribute $2,500 or more to the Freight and enjoy special opportunities to be closer to the music. See below for specific benefits at various levels of support. 


Annual gifts may be paid over 12 months. Click the 'Pledge' button on the form below. After your initial payment, your credit card will be automatically charged at the beginning of each month for the following 11 months. For tax purposes, you'll receive an acknowledgment after your first and last payments


We accept gifts of stock. Please contact our development department at 510-644-2020 ext. 114 or email, for more information.


Leave a legacy of support for traditional music and this vibrant community arts organization. As you plan your estate, invest in the Freight’s future with a bequest, estate gift, or other deferred gift. Click here for detailed descriptions of these opportunities.


We are grateful for the many volunteers that help out the Freight. Please contact us for details of how you can volunteer.


If you have questions about monthly giving please contact our development department for

more information at 510-644-2020 ext. 114 or email


Pay by cash, check, or credit card by using our printable and mailable form [PDF]

Freight & Salvage Calendar of Events

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