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Current Funders

A warm thank you to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts contributors!

YBCA gratefully acknowledges contributions of $500 or more received between October 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018.

Special thanks to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

$100,000 and Above


Bloomberg Philanthropies
California Arts Council
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The James Irvine Foundation
Mellon/ACLS Fellows Program
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Panta Rhea Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

$50,000 – $99,999


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program
Kenneth Rainin Foundation


Kevin King and Meridee Moore

$20,000 – $49,999


The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund also supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Cushman & Wakefield
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
The Kimball Foundation
Koret Foundation
The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon
Meyer Sound
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Theatre Communications Group
Wells Fargo Foundation
Yerba Buena Community Benefit District



$10,000 – $19,999


Dolby Laboratories
The Sato Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation


Peter Bransten and Leela de Souza Bransten
Jennifer C. Haas Fund
Mark Miles
Nicola Miner and Robert Mailer Anderson
Ned Topham
David Joseph Weber and Renu Agrawal
Karen H. Wickre Fund
Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan
Zak Williams
Anonymous (2)

$5,000 – $9,999


Abundance Foundation
Heron Arts
The MCJ Amelior Foundation
New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project and National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects


Sara and Roy Bahat
Mrs. Mary L. Bianco
Carla and David Crane
Erik Mayo
Rekha Patel
Leslie and Merle Rabine
Sharon Simpson
Meg Spriggs
Jocelyn and Paul Startz

$2,500 – $4,999


La Mar Cebichería Peruana


Berit Ashla and Aron Cramer
Rena G. Bransten
Randi and Bob Fisher
Elna Hall, PhD
James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen
Shannon Jackson and Michael Korcuska
Kevin Johnson and Karen Jenkins-Johnson
Catalina Ruiz-Healy and Jonathan Kevles
Srinija Srinivasan
Amanda Weil
Mitchell and Kristen Yawitz

$1,000 – $2,499


Adobe Matching Gifts Program
Facebook Artist in Residence Program
Gaia Fund
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Pacific Market International, LLC
Stanford University
Studio O+A


Verda Alexander and Primo Orpilla
John Bankston and Robert C. Goodman
Michelle Branch and Dale Cook
Heidy Braverman and David Skinner
Jeff Chang
Deborah Cullinan and Kevin Cunz
Jennifer and Matias Duarte
Amy T. Eliot
Gloria and Saul Feldman
Edward Frank and Sarah Ratchye
Mary and John P. Grossman
Helmut Wolfgang Schumann Foundation
HMS Associates
Richard Laiderman and Jung-Wha Song
Joonho Lee and Kiyoung Nam
Derrick Mapp
Bruce McDougal and Daniel Rey
Lisa Olson and Thomas Lau
Dr. Michael and Mrs. Jocelyne Penn
Maggie and Tony Pico
Rebecca and Alan Ross
Nicole and Alexander Rossi
Paul Ryder
Diane Sanchez
The Selvage Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation
Vicki Shipkowitz
Steve Smart and Javier Barreto
Marc and Megara Vogl
Harvey and Leslie Wagner Foundation
Charles and Cheryl Ward
Feifei Xue

$500 – $999


Anglim Gilbert Gallery
The Cultivist
Doran & Associates
Google Matching Gifts


Jerry Bailey
Terry Juan Bates
Stuart and Barbara Cianos
Austin Conkey
Colin Eykamp
Marcia Feitel
Rebecca Follo
Matthew Goudeau
Shelley Harrison
Wayne Hazzard
Thomas E. Horn
Ed and Peggy Kavounas
Arline Klatte and Jonathan Ennis
Maureen and James Knoll
D.J. Kurtze
Lawrence Li and Philip Tran
David Liff
Laura Livoti
Mrs. George R. Moscone
Mark Mullen and Julie Campbell
K. Oberhaus and L. Gathers
Nancy and Steven Oliver
Samia Rashed
Mathieu Reeves
Emily Sawtell and Stephen Evans
Malia Simonds
Anthony St. George and Joel Evans
Neal Strickberger and Melissa Alexander
Djinnaya Stroud and Jason Bradford
Lava Thomas and Peter Danzig
Avery Ucker and Sophia Poirier
Sarah and David Woodward
Johann Zimmern and Sharon Lepper in memory of Christian Zimmern

Gifts In-Kind

111 Minna Gallery
Ronald W. Garrity
The New York Times