About YBCA

Opened to the public in 1993, YBCA was founded as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood. Our work spans the realms of contemporary art, performance, film, civic engagement, and public life. Centering artists as essential to social and cultural movement, YBCA is reimagining the role an arts institution can play in the community it serves.

Our Mission

We believe that culture is an essential catalyst for change.

Therefore, it’s the responsibility of arts institutions to spur and support societal movement.

Our mission is to generate culture that moves people.

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If you are inspired by innovation, creativity, and progress, join us.

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Board of Directors

Renuka Kher
Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship,
San Francisco, CA
Board Chair

Amy Eliot
Design Principal at Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture,
San Francisco, CA
Board Member

Seve Ghose
Executive Director at Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy,
San Francisco, CA
Ex Officio

Nancy Levinson
Editor and Executive Director of Places Journal,
San Francisco, CA
Board Member

Crystal Mickles
Corporate Compliance and Financial Services Leader,
San Francisco, CA
Board Member

Nazli Parvizi
Government and Nonprofit Consultant, Anthropologist and Chef,
San Francisco, CA
Board Member

Sunya Berkelman Rosado Anthropologist and Community Organizer,
San Francisco, CA
Board Member

Alan Seiffert
Head of Global Business Development at TED,
New York NY
Board member

Corinne Sklar
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, IBM Consulting, IBM
Mill Valley, CA
Board Member

Clyde Valentin
Director of Ignite/Arts Dallas at SMU Meadows School of the Arts,
Dallas, TX
Board Member

Helen Sause
Former Deputy Executive Director,
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency,
Alameda, CA

Annual Report

Our mission is made possible by our stakeholders, those invested in ensuring that we can continue our work. Explore this past fiscal year’s highlights.

2020-21 Audited Financial Statement

2020-21 IRS Form 990

Past Annual Reports and Financials →