Renowned for her love of the arts, Phyllis Wattis supported the great cultural institutions as well as individual working artists. Protecting and celebrating the Bay Area’s iconic arts community was integral to her vision. The foundation supports local organizations who offer infrastructures of support to help artists thrive in today’s Bay Area, seemingly defined by the constant of change.
Legacy Grants will support Bay Area community arts organizations supporting artists in San Francisco, Alameda, and Marin Counties in providing working artists with the necessary supports and services to fuel outstanding and diverse practice. This may include access to financial support, professional development, networking and career advancement opportunities.
The Legacy Grants application submission period is currently closed.
If you have questions about application content such as project scope or type of request, please contact Jessi Misslin, Senior Program Officer, at email@example.com.
Organizational budget not to exceed $2,500,000
Grants will be awarded between $10,000–$50,000
Funds may be directed to organizations through general support or restricted to specific programs as long as the funding is explicitly providing direct support to working artists
If an artist has received funding through the New Works program, they are still eligible to benefit from direct support of Legacy Grant recipients
Priority will be given to organizations that promote collaboration between multiple artists, groups, and/or organizations
If an applicant is interested in seeking support for an arts festival, please contact foundation staff before applying