#GivingTuesday: Host Your Next Activity in a Nonprofit Space


#GivingTuesday brings together businesses, organizations, and individuals to support one common goal: to encourage and celebrate giving. Which is why Peerspace is taking part and inviting our community to do the same. From today until the end of the year, when you book one of these nonprofit-owned spaces, we’ll donate 15% of the total booking to the cause they support.

You’ll find that many of the creative spaces on Peerspace double as nonprofit organizations. Due to increasing rents and financial burdens, many nonprofits come to Peerspace as a way of making additional income. For example, host Dena Beard, who manages the Lab SF says, “We’re diversifying the ways we raise money and broadening our horizons to make sure we can stay afloat, pay our rent, and stay in the city.”

Another host, Ben Seidl, shares how he almost went bankrupt until he opened his gallery doors for event rentals. Now, Ben’s art gallery not only makes enough money to pay the bills, but also provide local artists free space to display and sell their work.

Whether it’s supporting the arts or serving the local community, explore these mission-driven spaces that gives back.


Explore Nonprofit Spaces

Community Cooking School and Classroom – San Francisco

 18 Reasons empowers the Bay Area community with the confidence and creativity to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. Offering free Cooking Matters classes in low ­income communities around the Bay Area we cook, they teach teach people how to make quick, healthy, affordable, delicious meals every day.

Visit 18 Reasons’ website.


Urban Museum in the Heart of the City – San Francisco

From the center of one of San Francisco’s most marginalized neighborhoods, the Tenderloin Museum promotes a powerful, alternative vision of their community’s impact on history and vibrant present-day culture. This museum benefits the neighborhood through close community collaborations, local hiring practices, and programs that empower people from all walks of life to think of themselves as historical actors.

Visit the Tenderloin Museum’s website.


Experimental Sound and Art Stage – San Francisco

The Lab believes that if artists had enough time, space, and funding to realize their vision, the work they produce will change the way we experience the world and each other. They seek out extraordinary artists who are underrepresented as a result of gender, class, race, sexuality, or geography, and whose work is not easily defined and therefore monetized. As a site of constant iteration, The Lab is, above all, a catalyst for artistic experimentation.

Visit the the Lab’s website.


Historical General’s Residence with Water Views – San Francisco

As part of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s commitment to supporting San Francisco’s artistic community, FMCAC provides approximately $2.5 million in annual grants to local arts organizations. These grants allow groups to produce diverse and innovative works at the historic campus.

Visit the the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s website.


Fidi 50 Seat Theater – San Francisco

Variety is the Children’s Charity of Northern California and its supporters serve children who may have fallen through the cracks of government funding or other aid. Under its core programs, Variety delivers on its promise to provide a future without limits for every child, regardless of their background or ability.

Visit Variety’s website.


Iconic Music Venue – Berkeley

The UC Theatre is operated by the Berkeley Music Group (BMG), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their Concert Career Pathways education program teaches young people the technical, creative and business aspects of concert and event promotion. Through hands-on workshops and paid internships we train the next generation of music industry professionals.

Visit the UC Theater’s website.


Peaceful Victorian Flat – San Francisco

San Francisco Zen Center was established in 1962 by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and his American students. Zen Center programs reach out to the community by cooking and distributing meals to formerly homeless people; pen pals and meditation classes for prison and jail inmates; and bringing meditation and stress reduction classes to people in rehabilitation facilities, senior housing and jail.

Visit the Zen Center’s website.


Iconic North Beach Gathering Space – San Francisco

The Manilatown Heritage Foundation produces a variety of free family-friendly programming at the International Hotel Manilatown Center. As a multipurpose gallery and presentation space that honors the I-Hotel Eviction and Historic Manilatown legacy they are both a museum about this legacy and a home for a variety of present day multi-generational creative voices in the areas of visual art, performance art, education and advocacy.

Visit Manila Town’s website.


Spacious Affordable Photo Film Studio – Brooklyn

Ensemble Mise-en is a New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young HA. Comprised of talented young musicians, our personnel strive to bring a repertoire of challenging new sounds to diverse audiences. Their goal is to impart an experience that is simultaneously multi-cultural, intellectually stimulating, and aesthetically pleasing.  

Visit Ensemble Mise-en’s website.


Bright Natural Cozy Flexible 2 Floor Space – Brooklyn

New Women Space is a community-led event space in Brooklyn, New York, where 100% of their programming is led by self-identified women, femme, queer, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. Their mission is to create a space for in-person gatherings and start new, timely and critical conversations in an intentional space centered on personal and societal transformation.

Visit New Women Space’s website.

Vibrant Studio in NoHo – New York

Located in the NoHo/East Village section of downtown New York on historic Bleecker Street, the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is a vibrant new arts organization that presents over 75 events a year specializing in theatre, music, film, and talks. At the Sheen Center, they proclaim that life is worth living, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, intellectually, artistically, and spiritually.

Visit the Sheen Center’s website.


Sunny Studio in East Village – New York

Arts On Site is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting artists of all disciplines by offering affordable studio rental space and a diverse calendar of classes, events, and workshops.

Visit Arts On Site’s website


Pop Culture and Neon Museum – Los Angeles 

The Valley Relics Museum boasts its vast collection of historical artifacts pertaining to the San Fernando Valley abroad. Their goal is to collect, preserve, interpret, and present the history of The San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas in order to share with residents and visitors alike the stories of those who shaped the region and its role in the nation’s development.

Visit the Valley Relics Museum’s website.


Sweet Marina House – Los Angeles 

Esmé Design is a hub for The Macramé Tribe – a creative gathering space for artists and locals to congregate and host workshops – eat, play, design, and work together. Handmade and designed locally, these designs benefit Xanadu, a non-profit for beach cleanups. Ethically and locally crafted by Esmé, her beautiful artwork surrounds the house and hand made furniture and gallery wall hangings throughout.  

Visit Esmé Design’s website.


Aviation Museum Hangar – Los Angeles

Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum is a living classroom bringing aviation history to life and empowering the dreams of youth to take flight. Their nonprofit flight academy and after-school programs offer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) enrichment as a compelling alternative to drugs, gangs, violence, and other self-destructive activities.

Visit Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum’s website.


Scientific Museum Housed Within Lakeside Mansion – Chicago 

Dr. Max Thorek founded the International College of Surgeons (ICS) in 1935, with the goal of promoting the exchange of surgical knowledge worldwide. Over the past two decades, the International Museum of Surgical Science has made significant progress in strengthening its educational programs and exhibits, as well as in the conservation of its noteworthy collections and historic landmark building.

Visit International Museum of Surgical Science’s website.


Historic Meeting Space with Views of Lincoln Park – Chicago

Founded in 1856, the Chicago Historical Society (CHS) is the city’s oldest cultural institution and home to millions of historical objects, images, and documents. Nationally recognized for its holdings, CHS is devoted to collecting, interpreting, and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago.  

Visit Chicago Historical Society’s website.


A Spacious Garden with Teahouse – Chicago

The Emil Bach House is one of Chicago’s most impressive vacation rental home. When you book the Emil Bach House to support and preserve the history of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Visit Emil Bach House’s website.


Historic Coach House with Open Loft-Like Feel – Chicago

A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A  departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.

Visit Glessner House’s website.


Industrial and Raw Urban Warehouse – Chicago 

Silent Funny is an arts space and community hub in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood. They believe that everyone can have life-changing experiences with the arts and aim to create a haven where art, artists and everyday people connect in a contemporary and active space that is inclusive and inspiring.

Visit Silent Funny’s website.


Historic Landmark House in Gold Coast – Chicago

The Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.

Visit the Society of Architectural Historian’s website.


Simple and Beautiful Gallery Space – Chicago

Sector 2337 is a storefront gallery and bookstore. Functioning as Headquarters for The Green Lantern Press, Sector 2337 hosts three exhibitions a year, maintains a vibrant schedule of public programs, as well as a niche on-line bookstore and an in-store bookshelf specializing in contemporary art, poetry, theory, and independent press titles. By marrying these threads, the Green Lantern Press is making community, culture, and discourse easily accessible to Chicago.

Visit Sector 2337’s website.

From today until the end of the year, when you book one of these nonprofit-owned spaces, we’ll donate 15% of the total booking to the cause these spaces support.



Explore Nonprofit Spaces