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Stern Grove Festival Association

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The Stern Grove Festival Association is an independent nonprofit organization that provides free musical concerts and education programs to the public. Their mission is to make live musical experiences accessible to all by offering ten admission-free performances in Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful natural amphitheater and park in San Francisco. The concert programs were founded in 1938 by a civic activist and arts patron, Mrs. Rosalie Meyer Stern, who envisioned a series of free performances open to the public.
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Concert Programs: Stern Grove Festival was founded in 1938 by Mrs. Rosalie Meyer Stern, a civic activist and arts patron who envisioned a series of free performances open to the public in Sigmund Stern Grove, a stunning natural amphitheater and park in San Francisco. Generations of music and nature lovers gather at Stern Grove Festival to enjoy world-class artists, picnicking, and relaxation in serene meadow surrounded by giant eucalyptus and redwood trees. Stern Grove was redesigned by renowed landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin, and is a world-class performance art facility and a natural jewel in the heart of the city. Since 1938, Stern Grove Festival has presented admission-free, outdoor concerts for Bay Area residents and visitors.

Who funds Stern Grove Festival Association

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Lisa and Douglas Goldman FundGeneral Operating Support$210,000
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)Arts & Culture$200,000
Lisa and Douglas Goldman FundGeneral Operating Support$150,000
...and 25 more grants received totalling $999,340

Personnel at Stern Grove Festival Association

Allan LowVice President
Robert A FiedlerExecutive Director
Dennis KernDirector of Operations
Audrey FaineMarketing Director / Director of Marketing$102,669
Ilana G VasconcelosDevelopment Director / Director of Development$124,954
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for Stern Grove Festival Association

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,388,597
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$415,157
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$658,494
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$45,830
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,508,078

Form 990s for Stern Grove Festival Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-092022-08-12990View PDF
2020-092021-08-16990View PDF
2019-092020-10-09990View PDF
2018-092019-05-14990View PDF
2017-092018-04-10990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 23 new grant, including a grant for $210,000 from Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
August 10, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 5, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $12,500 from Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
August 14, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsMusical groupsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
832 Folsom St 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107
Metro area
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
Website URL
(415) 252-6252
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A68: Music
NAICS code, primary
7113: Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
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