Foundation + Government Giving

At the heart of all of the Fine Arts Museums’ activities is the engagement of our audiences in cultural experiences as a means to individual and community transformation and betterment. Thanks to the generous support of local and national foundations and government funders, we are able to stand behind our belief that providing universal access to art builds community, fosters learning and creativity, and nurtures an ongoing appreciation of art.

Foundations and government funders support the work of the Museums in a number of ways. Here are a few examples:

  • Education: The Fine Arts Museums' School Programs enable students to make connections and develop an understanding of art in both creative and historical contexts. The Fine Arts Museums' are sites of lifelong learning, featuring dynamic family programming, K-12 school initiatives, programs for colleges and universities, and ensuring full access for visitors with disabilities.
  • Conservation: Conservation, which encompasses the treatment, preservation, and technical study of works of art, is integral to the mission of the Fine Arts Museums. Four specialized conservation departments --objects, paintings, paper, and textiles--are devoted to the care of the permanent collections.
  • Public Programs: The Fine Arts Museums’ public programs engage the people of the Bay Area in community-based arts and scholarship through Friday Nights programming, special lectures, and public access to events with local artists, musicians, and featured arts organizations.


  • Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne
  • William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
  • Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
  • The Getty Foundation
  • Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
  • Government of Flanders
  • The Herbst Foundation, Inc.
  • Koret Foundation
  • Reva & David Logan Foundation
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • The Packard Humanities Institute
  • San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums


  • The Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund
  • The William G. Irwin Charity Foundation


  • Joseph G. Bradley Charitable Foundation
  • The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
  • Walter and Elise Haas Fund
  • The Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts


  • Frank A. Campini Foundation
  • Hellman Foundation
  • George F. Jewett Foundation
  • The Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund
  • Robert Lehman Foundation
  • Selz Foundation


  • Amy P. Goldman Foundation
  • Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust
  • Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation
  • Elios Charitable Foundation
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • The Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts
  • Kimball Foundation
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  • Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation
  • Sack Family Fund
  • The Sato Foundation
  • T.B. Walker Foundation
  • Yellow House Fund
  • Zellerbach Family Foundation


  • Art4Moore
  • Baker Street Foundation
  • Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums
  • Confidence Foundation
  • East Bay Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums
  • Edwin H. Lennette Fund
  • Hillsborough Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums
  • The Markkula Foundation
  • Oshay Family Foundation
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • PSN Family Charitable Trust
  • Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums

Contact Information

Christine Chiang
Director of Foundation and Government Giving