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Your Support Matters!

Why Support the Festival?

A non-profit organization, Stern Grove Festival raises more than $3 million each year to provide admission-free concerts and education programs for everyone.

 

The Festival is for the community.

Making world-class performing arts accessible to all is our mission.

The Festival builds community.

We believe access to the arts makes our community a better place for everyone.

The Festival is made possible by the community.

Donations fund nearly 100% of the Festival’s annual expenses.

 

 

Donate

Stern Grove Festival relies on donations from people like you to cover nearly 100% of the costs of presenting admission-free concerts and education programs.

Make a tax-deductible donation and support admission-free access to the arts for all!

 

 

You can also make a donation by check and mail to:

Stern Grove Festival Association
832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107

Double the impact of your donation with matching gifts!
Companies like AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Google, Apple, Cisco, and Yahoo have matched employee contributions to Stern Grove Festival.
 
Click here for details.

Stern Grove Festival Federal Tax ID: 94-6064356

Questions? 415.252.6252 or info@sterngrove.org.

 

Membership

Membership supports the Festival’s admission-free concerts and education programs and enriches the community by making the arts accessible to all.

A new online form will be available soon for Membership for the Festival’s 81st Season in 2018.

(Click to expand list of benefits)

 

+ Grove Circle - $500 (5 Seats)

  • Five (5) picnic table seats and complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performance(s) of your choice*
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Access to the VIP Lounge when using your concert seats *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social *
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

 

+ Trocadero Circle - $850 (8 Seats)

  • Eight (8) picnic table seats and complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performance(s) of your choice *
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Access to the VIP Lounge at any performance *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

 

+ Performer’s Circle - $1,000 (10 Seats)

  • Ten (10) picnic table seats and complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performance(s) of your choice *
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Access to the VIP Lounge at any performance *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social
  • Backstage Tour (tours must be reserved in advance, some dates not available)
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

 

* The total number of seats allotted for this membership level during the season. Seats can be used at one concert or split between concerts. Picnic table seats, VIP Lounge access, parking, and backstage tours benefits exclude opening day on June 17, 2018.

 

 

Matching Gifts

Did you know your gift to Stern Grove Festival can be doubled each year?

Many companies (such as Apple, Adobe Systems, Genentech, Levi Strauss, PG&E, Oracle and more) match employee contributions to charitable organizations.

You can double your donation to the Festival, or double the value of your membership to increase your benefits.

If your company has a matching gift program, talk to your Human Resources department about getting a Matching Gift form.

After you complete the form, send it to:

Stern Grove Festival
832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107
Fax: 415-252-6250

Stern Grove Festival Federal Tax ID: 94-6064356

Questions? Call us at 415.252.6252 or info@sterngrove.org

Corporate Sponsors

Why Sponsor Stern Grove Festival?
It's Good Business.

Your company's support of Stern Grove Festival is an investment in improving the quality of life in the Bay Area by ensuring everyone has access to world-class performing arts.

Connect  

Connect with a beloved cultural institution

Sponsorship aligns your company with a popular Bay Area tradition and demonstrates your commitment to the community.

Demographics  

Access a desirable demographic

Connect your brand directly with a large, diverse Bay Area audience through on-site interactions, product distribution, and online promotions.

Extend your brand  

Extend your brand's visibility

Expand your brand through recognition in the Festival’s on-site signage, advertising, printed materials, website, email, and more.

Hospitality  

Enjoy exclusive hospitality

Entertain clients and employees with a range of hospitality benefits, from picnic tables, parking and access to our VIP lounge, to private receptions and meet-and-greets with artists.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for The Big Picnic, a Benefit and Concert for Stern Grove Festival, on opening day.
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

415.252.6252 or info@sterngrove.org.
 

Founder’s Council

With personal gifts of $1,000 or more, Founder's Council donors provide major support to the Festival's mission of presenting the highest quality, admission-free performances to Bay Area residents.

In honor of their commitment, Founder's Council donors receive the following benefits:

Performer's Circle
$1,000- $1,999

  • Acknowledgment in donor listings for one year
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival merchandise
  • Invitation to a reception with Festival artists*
  • Opportunity to arrange a backstage tour for you and your guests at one concert*
  • Exclusive access to the VIP Member Lounge at all Stern Grove Festival concerts*
  • Ten picnic table seats (total) or one picnic table with complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performance of your choice*. (You may use your 10 seats at one concert or split them up over multiple concerts; i.e. 5 seats at 2 concerts).

 

Presenter's Circle
$2,000 - $4,999

Enjoy all the benefits at the Performer's Circle level, plus:

  • Twenty picnic table seats (total) or two picnic tables with complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performances of your choice. *
    (You may use your 20 seats at one concert or split them up over multiple concerts; i.e. 4 seats at 5 concerts).
  • Exclusive access to the VIP Member Lounge at all Stern Grove Festival concerts. *
  • Priority seating at Stern Grove Festival performances.*

Producer's Circle
$5,000 - $9,999

Enjoy all the benefits of the Presenter's Circle, plus:

  • Enjoy a private party at the end of the season with fellow Founder's Council donors.

Patron's Circle
$10,000 - $24,999

Enjoy all the benefits of the Producer's Circle, plus:

  • Opportunity to be acknowledged as an underwriter of a specific concert.

Benefactor's Circle
$25,000 - $49,999

Enjoy all the benefits of the Producer's Circle, plus:

  • Opportunity to be acknowledged as a sponsor of a specific concert.

 

*Excludes The Big Picnic on June 17, 2018

 

For more information about Founder's Council, please contact us at 415.252.6252 or info@sterngrove.org.

 

Volunteer

More than 800 volunteers help make the Festival possible each year.

As a member of our volunteer team, you can meet new friends, enjoy the beautiful setting of Stern Grove, and experience amazing concerts.

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Individuals, families, and groups are all part of the Festival's volunteer team.

Can groups volunteer?

Volunteer groups of ten or more people are welcome. Corporate volunteer teams offer a great team-building opportunity.

If you are interested in organizing a group to volunteer with Stern Grove Festival, email us at volunteer@sterngrove.org.

Can volunteers receive school credit?

Students looking for Community Service Hours are encouraged to volunteer and discuss the requirements with the volunteer coordinator.

How else can I help?

Stern Grove Festival offers other volunteer opportunities in our office and at the Grove during the off-season:

  • General office duties
  • Research
  • Park beautification at Stern Grove   
     

More Info:

volunteer@sterngrove.org
415.252.6252

 

 

 


 

Legacy Gifts

Stern Grove Festival's Legacy Gifts Program was created to recognize those individuals who add to their personal legacies by making an investment in the future of Stern Grove Festival through their estate plans.

These gifts come in all sizes and include gifts from wills and living trusts, gifts that return lifetime income, beneficiary designations in retirement plan accounts and life insurance policies, and other planned gifts.

If you would like more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact Stern Grove Festival at 415.252.6252.