Creating a Fantastic Future is a capital campaign raising funds to transform the Cartoon Art Museum’s new site and enhance the future of our programs. The campaign will support the project’s costs, including contractor and professional fees, permits, construction, ventilation, plumbing, electrical systems, lighting, equipment, and furnishings.

There is nowhere else in the world that has displayed the amount and kind and variety of comics artwork that the Cartoon Art Museum has. It’s a dedicated institution for a medium and an art form that is becoming more and more popular, respected and important. I can’t wait to see what they will do in their new location.
Neil Gaiman, award-winning author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films


• 7,800 square feet in an expansive floor plan to accommodate the liveliness of all our programs.

• A perfect location in San Francisco—with a stunning view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge—just one block from Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park, the Maritime Museum, and the Hyde Street Cable Car turnaround.

• Heightened visibility—you can’t miss our prominent storefront entrance, well branded signage, and the beautiful historic façade of our stand-alone building.

• The best of both worlds—our street presence offers abundant tourist foot traffic, and the picturesque setting makes it an ideal venue for locals to ‘get-away’ in their own city.

• Easy access with convenient public transportation, ample nearby parking, and a fully accessible entrance.

• Long-term security with an affordable 10- year lease, 3% annual rent increases, a five-year option for renewal, and opportunities for increased earned revenue.


The Cartoon Art Museum is exactly the kind of art museum I wish I’d been able to visit when I was a kid, and it informs and inspires me as a cartoonist today. They manage to cover every kind of cartoon art, bringing attention to obscure masterpieces and insight to well-known classics. The best art often manages to be simultaneously entertaining and thought provoking – something The Cartoon Art Museum manages to do as well.

Jeffrey Brown, cartoonist, recipient of the Ignatz Award and two Eisner Awards, New York Times bestselling author

THE MUSEUM’S STRATEGIES for the first phase of the campaign have paid off! We’ve already raised over $950,000 for our $1,100,000 capital campaign. These generous contributions came from our current and former Board members, and key donors before the campaign is launched to the public.

The Cartoon Art Museum and its community have been an integral part of the landscape as long as I’ve been working in the industry. They are an incredible resource, and care deeply about the medium I love so much. CAM also fosters a rich connection between San Francisco’s culture, stories, and people, and the comics that have been created and enjoyed here for decades.

Raina Telgemeier, cartoonist, Eisner Award recipient, New York Times best seller

We are very excited about the progress we have made and have an incredible team that is working on the planning and implementation.

Please be a part of the new location by making a donation* to the Capital Campaign “Creating a Fantastic Future” today!

*Donations are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Contributions of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged on our Donor wall.