How to Leave a Bequest

Photo: Winni Wintermeyer

Making a bequest is the most common way to provide for an estate gift to SFMOMA. A bequest is a provision in a will or living trust that directs funds or assets to the museum. It is simple to include SFMOMA as a beneficiary when estate planning documents are prepared or to add a codicil or amendment to the provisions of existing documents.

There are various types of bequests:

Bequests can be made with gifts of cash, appreciated securities, artwork (please note that gifts of art are subject to review and approval by the museum's curatorial staff), or real estate.

Bequest gifts will be unrestricted unless otherwise designated to the following programmatic areas within the museum:

For more information please contact Dana Pace, director of leadership gifts, at 415.357.4087 or

This page provides general information about giving opportunities at SFMOMA and is not intended to offer legal or tax advice. Please consult an attorney or financial advisor for all matters related to estate planning — including the specific wording of bequests in your will.