SOMArts

934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-1414
Website: www.somarts.org

Contact:
Debra Bok
Fiscal Sponsorship & Admin Office Manager
info@somarts.org

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1979
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1998
Number of sponsored projects: 10

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
8% if less than $150,000 has been raised across all contributions in total for the purposes of the project; 6% if at least $150,000 but less than $500,000 has been raised across all contributions in total for the purposes of the project: 6% if the donation is made by check or 8% if the donation is made by credit card and/or online; 5% if at least $500,000 but less than $1,000,000 has been raised across all contributions in total for the purposes of the project: 5% if the donation is made by check or 8% if the donation is made by credit card and/or online; 2% if $1,000,000 or more has been raised across all contributions in total for the purposes of the project: 4% if the donation is made by check or 8% if the donation is made by credit card and/or online.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: SOMArts cultivates access to the arts in the Bay Area by collaborating with community-focused artists and organizations. Together, we engage the power of the arts to provoke just and fair inclusion, cultural respect and civic participation.
  • Geographic: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Type of service: Arts & Culture

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Organizational development

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
SOMArts is an independent nonprofit that operates the South of Market Cultural Center. SOMArts is beloved in San Francisco as a cross-cultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms in a way that is open, engaging and inspiring. It is an incubator of ideas that lie outside the mainstream of contemporary art funding and consumption. SOMArts' artistic programs include 3-5 exhibitions and 3 curatorial residencies in the Main Gallery, 12-18 exhibitions by solo artists and groups in the Ramp Gallery, free youth programming developed in collaboration with SFAI City Studio, an annual Day of the Dead exhibition and performance series, a monthly free professional development series for artists co-presented with ArtSpan, the monthly queer performance series The News, and three to four exhibition-related performances and workshops each month, in addition to fiscally sponsoring arts groups and projects that fit with the SOMArts mission.

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