Arts and Culture

We invest in change through arts and culture because artistic expression is a human right. The arts constitute an integral component of a healthy community, building bridges across generations, gender, and ethnicity. By allowing us to imagine and create a better world, the arts contribute to a strong and vibrant Bay Area.

Cultural Hubs
Destiny Arts Center
Communities with a vital cultural life enjoy a variety of benefits from cultural participation, including economic revitalization, improvements in public health, and stronger civic engagement.
Art in Schools
Art in Schools
Students with access to the arts in high school are three times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than students without access to the arts.
Next-Generation Artists
Next Generation Artists
Early financial support can make the difference in the cultivation of emerging artists.
Amplification of Underrepresented Voices
Small and mid-size cultural organizations are crucial intersections of artistic excellence, community access, and social justice.
Arts and Culture Program Staff
Tere Romo
Program Officer, Arts and Culture 415.733.8523
Program Fellow, Arts and Culture 415.733.8528
Larena Bruno
Larena S. Burno
Program Assistant, Arts and Culture 415.733.8508
For more information about the Arts and Culture Program at The San Francisco Foundation, please contact us at 415.733.8500 or