Foundation and 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 foundation 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:

  • A five-year grant enhances the Museums’ efforts and training capacity in the conservation of works on paper, objects, and textiles.
  • A two-year grant expands the Artist Studio program from month-long residencies at the de Young to year-long residencies with a significant online component, enabling artists to promote their work more widely and generate excitement around their residencies.
  • Grants support the Museum Ambassador program, which for more than 30 years has created employment and leadership-building opportunities for San Francisco high school students.

For more information about foundation and government giving, please contact Kathleen Brennan, Director of Foundation and Government Giving at 415.750.2637 or


  • Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne
  • William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
  • Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
  • Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
  • Herbst Foundation
  • The Reva & David Logan Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • The Bernard Osher Foundation
  • The Packard Humanities Institute
  • San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums
  • The Stockman Family Foundation


  • The Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund


  • Walter and Elise Haas Fund
  • The Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation
  • Ednah Root Foundation
  • Wallis Foundation


  • Joseph G. Bradley Charitable Foundation
  • Frank A. Campini Foundation
  • The Getty Foundation
  • Hellman Foundation
  • George F. Jewett Foundation
  • Koret Foundation


  • Annenberg Foundation
  • Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust
  • Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation
  • DHB Foundation
  • Elios Charitable Foundation
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • The Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts
  • Kimball Foundation
  • Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation
  • Michael M. Peacock Foundation
  • The Sato Foundation
  • Serendipity Fund
  • T.B. Walker Foundation
  • Yellow House Fund
  • Zellerbach Family Foundation


  • Art4Moore
  • Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary of the Fine Arts  Museums
  • Confidence Foundation
  • East Bay Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums
  • Edwin H. Lennette Fund
  • Jay and Barbara Fritz Family Foundation
  • Hillsborough Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums
  • The Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  • The Markkula Foundation
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • PSN Family Charitable Trust

Contact Information

Kathleen Brennan
Director of Foundation and Government Giving

Katie Saunders
Development Associate, Foundation and Government Giving