2023 SFAC Grantees

San Francisco Arts Commission awards $6.7 million to 147 arts nonprofits and individual artists for grants beginning fiscal year 2023. This investment in San Francisco's arts ecosystem supports 82 San Francisco-based individual artists and 65 local arts nonprofits, all of whom affirm the Arts Commission’s commitment to Racial and Cultural Equity and enables artists to be at the forefront of the City’s resilience and recovery efforts. 

International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) | Sunrise Pomo Dancers with IITC on Alcatraz | Photo Credit: International Indian Treaty Council

Arts Impact Endowment First-Time Grantee Initiative (AIE) 
FY23 Arts Impact Endowment First-Time Grantee Initiative (AIE) grantees were selected through a competitive RFP process with application deadlines beginning in summer 2022 for one grant category with four grant subcategories. The majority of projects began March 1, 2023 (with a few starting in April or May 2023). Virtual review panels took place over five days in November 2022 with 25 peer panelists serving the process of reviewing 117 applications. 
 
Cultural Equity Grants (CEG) 
FY23 Cultural Equity Grants (CEG) grantees were selected through a competitive RFP process with application deadlines beginning in fall 2022 for five different grant categories. The majority of projects will begin on July 1, 2023. Virtual review panels took place over fourteen days from January to March 2023 with 38 peer panelists serving the process of reviewing 181 applications. 
 
FY23 Grantees – All (Click this link to view a file listing all the 2023 Cultural Equity Grants and Arts Impact Endowment– First-Time Grantee Initiative grantees) 
 
To view the grantee list for specific grant categories click on the links below. 
 
FY23 Cultural Equity Grants Grantees 

FY23 Arts Impact Endowment – First-Time Grantee Initiative Grantees 

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Veronica Blair. The Rainbow is Enuf | Photo Credit: Austin Forbord

 

Ebony McKinney Leadership Grant 
Guidelines for this San Francisco Arts Commission grant category will be released in fall 2023. Visit the grants information page for the latest updates. 

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Amy Grace Lam. Elma Bataa: First Staged Reading of Out of the Box. | Photo Credit: Amy Grace Lam

 

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Marigold Project. Ceremonial Aztec Dancers Calling Our Ancestors | Photo Credit: Marigold Project

 

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Visual Arts Committee Meeting

March 20
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3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online
Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

December 18
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1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online
Public Meeting

Community Investments Committee Meeting

April 16
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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online
Public Meeting

Civic Design Review Committee Meeting

March 18
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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hybrid: 401 Van Ness | Rm 125 and Online