news & events

The Tosca Project
Conjuring a world in which love, betrayal, and hope emerge from the shadows and disappear ...

Philanthropy Front and Center- San Francisco
Carlie Wilmans... landmark gift to preserve the home of David Ireland in San Francisco's Mission district...

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grantees (2012)

Alonzo King's LINES Ballet
October 2012 Ballet collaboration with Jim Campbell

Amy Seiwert's Imagery

Kronos Quartet
Daniel Becker, Nathaniel Stookey, and Pamela Z Concert

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mission statement

Phyllis C. Wattis

In an effort to carry on Mrs. Wattis’ legacy and her vision for the arts in the Bay Area, The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation intends to help the Bay Area arts community become – in her words - “four stars, worth the detour.” The Foundation will support both the fine arts, including the exhibition of painting and sculpture, and the performing arts, including opera, symphony and dance, in the cities of San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, as well as in Marin County, California. The Foundation is most interested in supporting smaller, independent arts organizations that are presenting challenging and cutting-edge works.

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