Arts, Culture, & Civic Institutions
A thriving cultural community is critical to the Bay Area's economy. When the arts thrive, the entire metropolitan area thrives. Our focus is on the region's vibrant, world-class cultural institutions - from a myriad of large performing arts companies to a wide array of major museums in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. Our focus is on strengthening these anchor institutions, helping them with their critical funding needs, and preparing them to meet the demands of next-generation audiences. We also fund other critical anchor institutions - public libraries, public affairs, and large human-services organizations - as part of our work to strengthen the cultural, intellectual, and social fabric of our community.