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AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS (ACA)
A national membership organization that conducts advocacy for the arts, publishes studies and journals about arts education and the health of the arts nationwide, and provides other services to arts organizations. Americans for the Arts, 1000 Vermont Ave. NW 12th Floor, Washington D.C. 20005. (202) 371-2830.
ARTS LOAN FUND (ALF)
A service of Northern California Grantmakers that helps small and mid-sized arts groups to cover cash flow shortages with several types of loans. Arts Loan Fund, 160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415 777-4111.
BAY AREA VIDEO COALITION (BAVC)
A regional service organization that provides high quality editing equipment and other services to nonprofit organizations and video-makers. BAVC, 2727 Mariposa Street 2nd Floor, San Francisco CA 94110. (415) 558-2154.
Board Source provides information and resources for building strong and effective boards of directors through its web site.
CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL (CAC)
A statewide agency that makes grants and provides programs to enhance and promote the arts in the state of California. California Arts Council, 1300 I Street Suite 930, Sacramento CA 95814. (800) 201-6201 or (916) 322-6555.
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS (CAN)
A membership association serving the needs of nonprofit agencies statewide. The CAN Insurance Program offers insurance for individuals and nonprofits as well as other cost-effective services obtained through group membership. CAN, 520 South Grand Avenue Suite 695, Los Angeles, CA 90071. (213) 347-2070.
CALIFORNIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS (CALA)
A statewide service organization providing lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, and resource information to artists. ARTHOUSE is a program of CALA and the San Francisco Arts Commission that provides referrals and resources related to live/work space and cultural facilities. CALA, Fort Mason Center Building C, Room 255, San Francisco CA 94123. (415) 775-7200.
CENTER FOR CULTURAL INNOVATION (CCI)
CCI was launched in 2001 to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants and loans, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field. CCI, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 401, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 213-687-8577.
COMPASSPOINT NONPROFIT SERVICES
A service provider offering classes and other technical assistance to the nonprofit field in such areas as financial management, fundraising, marketing, board governance, technology, organizational development, and leadership. Publishes a newsletter full of advice about boards of directors, Board Café. CompassPoint, 706 Mission Street 5th Floor, San Francisco CA 94103. (415) 541-9000 and in Silicon Valley (408) 248-9505.
CREATIVE CAPACITY FUND
The creative Capacity Fund (CCF) was launched in 2009 by a consortium of arts funders to strengthen the work of artists and arts administrators by improving access to the information and professional development resources in the arts sector.
A resource center for dance in San Francisco that provides fiscal sponsorship of projects, publishes a calendar In Dance, and coordinates The Parachute Fund for those in the Bay Area dance community facing life-threatening illnesses. Dancers’ Group, 1360 Mission St. # 200, San Francisco CA 94103-2647. Phone 415 920-9181.
DataArts is an online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations. This groundbreaking project gathers reliable, longitudinal data on the sector. 461 N.3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
A national organization with regional branches that provides comprehensive information online and in its holdings about foundations and their funding practices. It also offers workshops and “meet the grantmakers” sessions. The Foundation Center, 312 Sutter Street Suite 606, San Francisco CA 94108. (415) 397-0902.
An online data base listing IRS-recognized nonprofits including foundations. Guidestar, 427 Scotland Street, Williamsburg VA 23185. (800) 764-9378 or (757) 229-4631.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)
A federal agency that provides funding for arts organizations in several grant programs. National Endowment for the Arts, Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20506. (202) 682-5400.
NONPROFIT FINANCE FUND (NFF)
A national program with regional branches serving the financial needs of nonprofits through loans for space or other growth-related needs. NFF, 760 Market Street Suite 333, San Francisco CA 94102. (415) 255-4849.
Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), NYFASource is a new comprehensive and interactive data base of awards, services, and publications around the country for artists in all disciplines.
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION
A city agency that champions the arts and offers educational programs, provides street artist licenses, sponsors public art and a gallery, and publishes a listing of artists that work with youth, Inside/Out. SFAC, 25 Van Ness Avenue Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102. (415) 252-2598.
SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY
A nonprofit organization which presents an international film festival and other screenings, and offers services to filmmakers including fiscal sponsorship. 39 Mesa Street, Suite 110, San Francisco CA 94129, 415 561-5012 for fiscal sponsorship program.
SAN FRANCISCO ONLINE MAGAZINE
A calendar listing of Bay Area cultural events.
TechSoup is a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits and public libraries get the technology resources they need to operate at their full potential. Learning resources — including articles, blogs, webinars, and forums led by expert hosts — are available for free to all users.
THEATRE BAY AREA (TBA)
A regional service organization for actors and other theatre workers offering a resource center, audition showcase, small grants program, management services, a half-price ticket booth, The Lemonade Fund for Bay Area theatre workers facing life-threatening illnesses, and a monthly magazine, Callboard. TBA, 870 Market Street Suite 375, San Francisco CA 94102. (415) 430-1140.
THOREAU CENTER, THE PRESIDIO
The Thoreau Center for Sustainability is comprised of seven buildings housing numerous nonprofit organizations in The Presidio. The Thoreau Center, P.O. Box 29903, San Francisco CA 94129. (415) 561-7623.
UNITED STATES ARTISTS
United States Artists supports artists in two programs, USA Fellowships and USA Projects. USA Projects is an online community where accomplished artists can post projects, arts supporters can help fund projects with tax-deductible donations, and partner organizations can join in with match funds. USA Fellowships gives annual monetary awards to outstanding performing, visual, media, and literary artists.
A web site for nonprofit organizations seeking information about space planning, availability, and fundraising for space needs.