Sausalito Art Festival Foundation
Building a Strong Community Through Art
The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation has brought art, artists and community together through various events throughout the year, including its flagship Sausalito Art Festival, as well as scholarships, grants, education programs and public events that encourage, promote, and support the arts for the community. All proceeds from the annual Festival support Bay Area arts and community non-profits through grants, artist awards, and scholarships. Through this support, the Festival makes a significant investment in the future of its community, totaling over $500,000 in recent years.
The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) cultural and fine arts organization.
Sausalito Art Festival Foundation Board Of Trustees
The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation Board of Trustees governs the Foundation’s activities, including the annual Festival and other year-round community programs. The Board of Trustees is composed of civic, community, and business leaders from the Marin County community who volunteer their time, service, and expertise in support of the Foundation’s public purpose.
2016 Board of trustees
Wayne Kaleck - Board Chair
Louis Briones - Vice Chair
Sande McGarry - Secretary
Mike Stone - Treasurer
Jerry Spolter - Counsel
LEONARD KAPRIELIAN GRANTS
The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation’s Investment in the Community
The Leonard Kaprielian Grants Program supports art-related projects and activities in the local community. Funding for the grants is generated by proceeds from the annual Sausalito Art Festival, held every Labor Day weekend. The Grants program is one of many areas of community involvement undertaken by the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation, in addition to the annual Festival it produces each Labor Day Weekend.
The Leonard Kaprielian Grants program honors long-time Sausalito Art Festival Foundation board member and community volunteer Leonard Kaprielian and supports the Foundation’s mission to encourage, promote and support the arts in the community.
Applications for the 2016 Leonard Kaprielian Grants program will be available in October 2016!
- 2015 LEONARD KAPRIELIAN GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES (click to view)
The Sausalito Art Festival Foundation: Supporting the Young Artists of Tomorrow
Each year, the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation awards scholarships to talented college-age art students from the community. The scholarships are supported by proceeds from the annual Sausalito Art Festival and gala.
The SAFF Scholarship Program supports the mission of the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation to encourage, promote, and support the arts for the community. Several scholarships, totaling $20,000, are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors and to current enrolled college students.
- Scholars must be U.S. Citizens or a Permanent Resident Alien cardholders and be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid for Education at an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning.
- Scholars must be Residents and a 2015 High School graduate of the Bay Area or a student attending an accredited college, university or other institution of higher learning. The Bay Area is defined as the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.
- Scholars must be attending an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning during the next academic year and pursue a degree in Art or an Art related major.
Information for the 2016-2017 scholarship applications will be available early Summer of 2016