Performing Arts Regranting Partners
In order to reach a broad constellation of organizations and artists, the Hewlett Foundation partners with various regranting intermediary organizations that are invaluable resources to arts organizations as well as individual artists. For more information on specific funding resources and opportunities, please visit the websites below.
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Alliance for California Traditional Arts is dedicated to supporting and sustaining folk and traditional arts at the statewide level. The Hewlett Foundation supports The Living Cultures Grants Program, a funding program that makes grants to California nonprofit organizations for exemplary projects in the traditional arts.
Center for Cultural Innovation
The Center for Cultural Innovation promotes knowledge sharing, networking, and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants, and loans and by incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools, and practices for artists in the field. The Investing in Artists grants program supported by the Hewlett Foundation is designed to enhance the working lives and creative environment for California artists by funding arts equipment, materials, and presentation and marketing strategies. Emerging arts leaders between the ages eighteen to thirty-five may apply for Hewlett-supported NextGen Arts professional development grants to enroll in workshops, attend conferences, and work with consultants or coaches to enhance their skills.
Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County
The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County exists to lead and advance the arts by providing funding, advocacy, and support to artists and arts organizations. The Council, with Hewlett support, provides General Support and Project Support grants to organizations and artists headquartered and doing the majority of their work within Santa Cruz County.
Dancers' Group is the region’s service organization dedicated to promoting the visibility and viability of dance in the San Francisco Bay Area. CA$H grants support professionally oriented theater and dance artists and small organizations in Theatre Bay Area’s Northern California service area, which stretches north to Fort Bragg, east to the Sierra Foothills, and south to Salinas. The Hewlett Foundation provides support for CA$H, a program of Theatre Bay Area in partnership with Dancers' Group.
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program supports and enhances the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty; it also preserves the land on which the residency program is situated. National and international visual artists, composers, choreographers, media artists, and writers are eligible to apply for artist residencies. The Hewlett Foundation supports residencies for Bay Area performing artists.
East Bay Community Foundation
The East Bay Community Foundation is a leading resource for mobilizing financial resources and community leadership to transform the lives of people in the East Bay with pressing needs. The goal of its Hewlett-supported East Bay Fund for Artists is to work regionally to build individual donor capacity and bring new resources to artists by finding new funds from private foundations and individual donors for commissions, fellowships, and residencies.
Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center dedicated to supporting artists, the creative process, and the development of innovative ideas and artwork. Artist Programs are open to local, national, and international artists from a wide range of disciplines to provide opportunities for research, experimentation, professional development, and to enable the exchange of ideas and approaches that help catalyze new cultural and social perspectives. The Hewlett Foundation supports residencies for Bay Area performing artists.
Horizons Foundation fuels the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement by increasing support for diverse San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits that help thousands of people each day. With support from the Hewlett Foundation, Horizons Foundation Community Issues Grants makes arts and culture grants to nonprofit and fiscally sponsored organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties.
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company is dedicated to the making and touring of new work, international exchange, and programs that support process, choreographic mentorship, and performance opportunities. Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange, or CHIME, supported in part by the Hewlett Foundation, is a mentorship program in which self-selected pairs of artists receive significant fees and cost-free studio time over one year to work in a mentor/mentee relationship, providing choreographers with the time and resources to exchange experience and to offer substantial and sustained feedback to one another.
Montalvo Arts Center
Montalvo Arts Center is a Hewlett-supported center whose mission is to create and present arts of all types, nurture artists, and use its historic villa, buildings, and grounds in innovative ways that engage people in the creative process. The Lucas Artists Fellows, who are identified through a nomination/invitational process, are offered facilities and staff supportive of the creative process in an environment conducive to both individual practice and the energetic exchange of ideas among international and culturally diverse fellows.
Native Cultures Fund
The Native Cultures Fund is a program of the Humboldt Area Foundation in partnership with The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and other foundations and individuals. Initiated and led by Native peoples, the Fund supports California Native American arts, culture, sacred sites, and cultural transmission between generations through grants to California Native American artists and cultural stewards in a service area that spans fifty counties.
Northern California Grantmakers
Northern California Grantmakers is a regional association of grantmakers. The goal of the Arts Loan Fund, which receives support from the Hewlett Foundation, is to provide quick turnaround, short-term, low-interest loans to arts organizations located in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma counties, as well as individual artists located in the cities of Oakland and San Francisco.
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music is a service organization founded to nurture, support, and promote the careers of professional chamber music ensembles and to build audiences for chamber music in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Musical Grant Program offers awards to chamber music projects in the genres of early music, classical, contemporary, improvisation, and jazz in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties).
Theatre Bay Area
Theatre Bay Area is the region’s service organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the theater community in the San Francisco Bay Area. CA$H grants support professionally oriented theater and dance artists and small organizations in Theatre Bay Area’s Northern California service area, which stretches north to Fort Bragg, east to the Sierra Foothills, and south to Salinas. The Hewlett Foundation provides support for CA$H, a program of Theatre Bay Area in partnership with Dancers' Group.
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation partner to make innovative grants through the Gerbode Foundation’s Special Awards Program. Grants are awarded annually to Bay Area arts institutions to commission new works from gifted individual artists. Eligible disciplines change each year.
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
The mission of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund is to help build a healthy, just, and vibrant society in which people feel connected to and responsible for their community. The Creative Work Fund supports projects that foster partnerships between artists and nonprofit organizations to create new work and engage the public in new ways. The principal collaborating artists must live in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Stanislaus counties and have lived there for at least two years prior to submitting a letter of inquiry. Collaborating organizations must also be based in one of the fourteen counties.
Zellerbach Family Foundation
The mission of the Zellerbach Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for constructive social change by initiating and investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities. The Zellerbach Family Foundation accepts proposals for its Community Arts Grants from nonprofit community arts organizations doing their work in San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda (west of the Caldecott Tunnel) counties.