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Your Support Matters!

Why Support the Festival?

Stern Grove Festival is for the community.

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

Stern Grove Festival builds community.

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

Stern Grove Festival is made possible by the community.

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

 

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

Join our community of Festival supporters!

 

 

Donate

Stern Grove Festival is YOUR Festival!

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!

 

Donate

 

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? Contact Joey Babbitt, Development Manager, at 415.252.6252 x106 or jbabbitt@sterngrove.org.

 

Membership

Membership

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

Join today for benefits during the Festival’s 80th Season in 2017.

(Click to expand list of benefits).

+ Friend - $50 - $499

  • Live! from Stern Grove Festival compilation (digital download)
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year
  • Invitation to Friend Circle social in VIP Lounge

Click to Join

 

 

+ Grove Circle - $500 (6 Seats)

  • Six (6) 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 *
  • Live! from Stern Grove Festival compilation (digital download)
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

Click to Join

 

 

+ 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
  • Live! from Stern Grove Festival compilation (digital download)
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

Click to Join

 

 

+ 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)
  • Live! from Stern Grove Festival compilation (digital download)
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

Click to Join

 

 

* 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 18, 2018.

 

Matching Gifts

Did you know your gift to Stern Grove Festival may be doubled or even tripled each year?

Many companies match employee contributions to charitable organizations, which increases the dollar value of these donations. Your membership contribution can be doubled, therefore doubling your benefits.

If your company has a matching gift program, simply complete the appropriate form (available through your company's human resources department) and send it to us at:

Stern Grove Festival
832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-252-6250 (fax)

Stern Grove Festival Federal Tax ID: 94-6064356


Questions? Contact Joey Babbitt, Development Manager, at 415.252.6252 x106 or jbabbitt@sterngrove.org.

The following companies have supported Stern Grove Festival through Matching Gifts in previous years:

  • Adobe Systems
  • Apple
  • Bank of America
  • Chevron
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Deutsche Bank Americas
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Genentech
  • Goldman, Sachs, & Co.
  • IBM International
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft
  • Mr. Decker's Outdoor
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • Thomas Reuters
  • Yahoo!

If your employer is not on this list, help them join it! Please contact your human resources department to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Sponsor

Sponsor the Festival

Sponsor one of the premier cultural events in San Francisco!

Stern Grove Festival provides an array of sponsorship opportunities tailored to meet your company’s goals.

Sponsorship of Stern Grove Festival offers effective ways to access a broad base of consumers, extend your brand visibility, entertain clients and staff, and show your company’s support for enhancing San Francisco’s reputation as a center of vibrant arts and culture.

 

CONNECT WITH A BELOVED CULTURAL INSTITUTION

Sponsorship aligns your company with a popular Bay Area tradition and provides access to a loyal following of dedicated fans.

 

ACCESS A HIGHLY DESIRABLE DEMOGRAPHC

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

 

EXTEND BRAND VISIBILITY

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

 

ENJOY EXCLUSIVE HOSPITALITY

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

 

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact Joey Babbitt, Development Manager, at 415.252.6252 x106 or jbabbitt@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
  • Live! From Stern Grove Festival compilation from most recently completed season
  • 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 25, 2017

 

For more information about Founder's Council, please contact:
Joey Babbitt, Development Manager, at 415.252.6252 x106 or jbabbitt@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's Development Department at 415.625.6006.