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.

Please note: Arts and Culture is no longer its own Program Area and is being reviewed as part of our strategic planning process.  Please check back after June 1, 2016 for more information or contact the Program Director or Program Officer with whom you worked on previous grants.

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, Anchoring Communities 415.733.8523
Fellow, Anchoring Communities 415.733.8528
Larena Bruno
Larena S. Burno
Senior Program Assistant 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