Despite a turbulent economy and an overall decline in charitable giving by individuals and organizations, several local foundations continue to donate generously from their endowments in support of the arts in Sacramento. From theater to ballet, orchestral, jazz and world music, youth programs and arts outreach for the deprived and disadvantaged. These charitable organizations help fund, expand and diversify the arts in Sacramento and promote the region as a destination for culture in California, the U.S. and the world.
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The Teichert Foundation
3500 American River Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95864
This highly visible and well-established Sacramento firm, which provides a wide range of construction services throughout Northern California, boasts a generous and involved foundation under the guidance of Fred Teichert. The Teichert Foundation recently donated to The California Lectures Series, The Sacramento Ballet, Bring Me A Book, The Crocker Art Museum, Haggin Museum, Sacramento Children’s Chorus and many more worthwhile causes.
621 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
This well-known regional law firm regularly supports traditional arts in Sacramento, most notably the Sacramento Theater Company, The Sacramento Ballet and the Sacramento Philharmonic.
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
300 Richards Blvd., 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811
A major advocate for the arts in Sacramento, the SMAC administrates funds targeting specific areas of the arts, including Art In Public Places and Arts Education, as well as a commitment to assisting individual artists through grants and gifts.
Thomas P. Raley Foundation
P.O. Box 15618
Sacramento, CA 95852
The Sacramento area’s best-loved chain of grocery stores has a long-established tradition of giving to regional arts causes through its charitable arm, the Thomas P. Raley Foundation. Recipients include The Sacramento Ballet.
The James Irvine Foundation
575 Market St., Ste. 3400
San Francisco, CA 94105
The James Irvine Foundation, established by the Irvine family of Southern California, has become one of the major charitable donors in California in recent years. The family, which owns land and agricultural operations throughout the state, has been generous to the Sacramento area, giving to many of the most successful and long-running arts organizations in the area, including the Sacramento Ballet.