M A K A R A L O V E !

Make a one-time donation or by set-up a monthly contribution through PayPal by clicking the DONATE button below.


With our latest rent increase, Makara’s basic operating expenses average $2,200 per month. That’s the bare minimum we need to keep the lights on, the water running, and the doors open. Special programs and events are an additional $50 - $250 to cover cost of materials, additional operating hours, cleaning supplies, and printing costs. We also use funds for IT and website expenses, kitchen/bathroom necessities, book repairs/replacements, and the occasional unexpected plumbing issue or graffiti removal.

We’re a volunteer-run nonprofit with 1 full-time unpaid staff member. Your support means so much to us!

Here is how your donation will make an impact:

  • Library Love $15.00

    • Your monthly support helps us provide a clean, safe & well-lit space for library patrons and all Makara visitors.

  • Book Crush $25.00

    • Support Santa Ana readers with a monthly donation to buy unique books that are available for free check-out from the Makara Library.

  • Objects of Affection $100.00

    • Did you know Makara has a theremin and kalimbas? We also have a library of music history DVDs and a fantastic collection of art supplies! Help us grow our Library of Things with a meaningful contribution that will allow us to give our library patrons access to inspiring (and practical!) new items.

  • Hearts & Culture  $250.00

    • Makara's unexpected programs and presentations are one-of-a-kind experiences! Your generous gift keeps our programs free for attendees.


If you are unable to make a donation at this time, you can still support us by taking THE MAKARA SURVEY. Your input will directly inform our programs and services, and help us learn how to best serve our communities.

You can also purchase items directly for Makara using our Wish List. Please direct any packages to Makara Center for the Arts - PO Box 1830 Santa Ana, CA 92702.