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Civic Center / Hayes Valley

Grants for the Arts

Grants for the Art (GFTA)’s mission is to promote the City by supporting the arts. Since its inception in 1961, GFTA has distributed over $320 million to hundreds of nonprofit cultural organizations in San Francisco. GFTA strives to be a stable, dependable resource for organizations who successfully meet its funding criteria, and is committed to supporting the full spectrum of arts organizations in San Francisco, including, for example, the nation’s first international film festival; the oldest continuously performing ballet company in the country; an internationally acclaimed symphony; nationally recognized gay and lesbian theatre; the leading presenters of contemporary performance in the Bay Area; and an array of festivals celebrating the heritages of the City’s myriad cultures. Now, and in the future, Grants for the Arts seeks to contribute meaningfully to the presentation and enhancement of existing art forms, while cultivating artistic experimentation and the expansion of San Francisco’s dynamic cultural panorama. Learn more at

Grants for the Arts

(415) 554-6710

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