Board member Tony Fajarillo  working on his bonsai; Photo by Ben Sandall.

This spring, we have a big goal of raising $30,000 to help care for the collection and ensure that our Museum remains free admission so everyone in our community can visit. Will you consider donating to Pacific Bonsai Museum?

Your donation will help support the intensive care that bonsai require, and you will help share the love of bonsai with our entire community! This spring our board members offer a generous matching gift, so your dollars will go twice as far.

Every donation of $100 or more will receive our ongoing thanks and a set of gorgeous, limited-edition blank greeting cards featuring bonsai from our collection.

Donors who give $500 or more will receive invitations to two special events!

  • An invitation for two to attend a behind-the-scenes event on June 8, from 10 AM to Noon, with Curator Aarin Packard. You’ll get to see parts of the Museum that are never open to the public – prepare to be amazed!
  • An invitation for one for “The Bonsai Experience” with our Board Member Tony Fajarillo!

Finally, donors who give $1,500 or more will receive all previous benefits, plus a bouquet of flowers delivered to your door!



You can help connect people to nature today with your gift to Pacific Bonsai Museum. Your support of the Museum’s work to care for this premier collection will make a world of difference.

Pacific Bonsai Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID number is 61-1727426

become a member

When you are a member of Pacific Bonsai Museum you are part of a vibrant community! Join fellow members in making a difference by supporting the Museum’s premier bonsai. Enjoy the perks of membership!

Join at the $100 level or higher and you’ll receive free admission to more than 900 museums in North America.

Gifts of Stock

It is easy to make a gift of publicly traded securities to Pacific Bonsai Museum, through the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.

Please email when you are ready to initiate the transfer with the name of your broker, with the name/amount of the securities, and note that the funds should benefit the Pacific Bonsai Museum Operating Fund.

Instructions should be given as follows: 

Grantee Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Grantee Broker
Charles Schwab & Co., P.O. Box 982605, El Paso, TX 79998-2605

DTC Number 0164 
GTCF Account Number 4629-6123

Contact information:

Mo Mousa
Chief Financial Officer, GTCF 
Telephone:      253.345.4175 

After the stock is received, it is sold immediately, and the proceeds are deposited into GTCF’s account and credited to Pacific Bonsai Museum’s operating account.  

We will mail you a letter that confirms the stock transfer including the number of shares. You can use this letter as documentation for your individual tax return.



Your planned gift to Pacific Bonsai Museum is a thoughtful way to share your love of the Museum with future generations. When you choose to leave a charitable gift to the Museum through your estate you leave a legacy and secure the Museum’s financial future.

If you have any questions about planned giving or would like to discuss, please contact Pat Bako, Executive Director, at or by phone at 253-353-7345.


Align your company’s brand with Pacific Bonsai Museum, a powerhouse in the burgeoning world of bonsai art. We offer customized marketing packages for sponsors. Curious about how we can help your company? Contact Pat Bako at 253-353-7345.


Like to help out in person? When you volunteer you can give your time and talent to help with special events, bonsai care and educating visitors. We love our Museum volunteers!