Recognition as a YBCA 100 honoree is a celebration of an individual’s present efforts and acknowledgment that their work will have future impact. Our YBCA 100 honorees come from the Bay Area and around the world. On this list, celebrities rub elbows with unsung heroes, and activists and artists are as revered as pop stars. It is a list unlike any other.


YBCA 100 is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Panta Rhea Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Special thanks to The New York Times, the Park Central Hotel San Francisco, That’s It, Unica Party Rentals, Waterloo Sparkling Water, and an anonymous supporter.

YBCA Engagement is made possible in part by the California Arts Council, The Kimball Foundation, Koret Foundation, Macy’s, The MCJ Amelior Foundation, The Sato Foundation, Verizon, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Wells Fargo Foundation, and Anonymous.

YBCA Programs are made possible in part by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows Program, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, with additional funding from Grosvenor, Kevin King and Meridee Moore, the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts,, and YBCA Members.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.