San Francisco Beautiful

San Francisco Beautiful

100 Bush St., Suite 1812
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 421-2608

Darcy Brown
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1982
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1990
Number of sponsored projects: 2

Fiscal sponsorship fee:

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: To protect and enhance the unique beauty and livability of San Francisco.
  • Geographic: San Francisco
  • Type of service
  • Minimum budget

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Other: public space improvements, community stewardship projects


Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Organizational development
  • Tax reporting


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

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship


Organization description:
Since 1947, San Francisco Beautiful has been the only organization to advocate for civic beauty, neighborhood character and accessible public art for all in San Francisco.

We are proud of our history and our impact. Some of our successes include: Saving San Francisco’s cable car system; launching the first citywide tree planting program; capping the number of billboards in the city; legalizing sidewalk seating; creating developer and business tax set-asides to fund public art and greening; the Muni Art project, which turns 100 buses into art galleries.