Originally named the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Zellerbach Family Foundation was established in 1956 by Jennie B. Zellerbach. Over the ensuing years, the foundation has distributed more than $70 million dollars in charitable support. From its inception, the foundation has focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Zellerbach family has deep roots.
The foundation is accepting applications for its Community Arts Program, which supports local artists who are creating new and innovative work that is representative of the diverse cultures and communities of the Bay Area. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to projects in the areas of dance, theater, visual arts, music, festivals, poetry, literature, and publications. Priority will be given to contemporary performance-oriented.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit arts-serving organization doing its work in San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties (west of the Caldecott Tunnels). Individual artists must work under a fiscal sponsor in order to be funded.
The foundation will begin accepting applications for the next round of Community Arts Program grants on June 1.
See the Zellerbach Family Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.