Since its inception, the Zellerbach Family Foundation has focused its work on the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Zellerbach family has deep roots and a long standing commitment to civic engagement. Our mission, to be a catalyst for constructive social change by initiating and investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities, is demonstrated in the following program areas:
- Improving Human Service Systems grants help to improve the management, practice, and accountability of public systems serving vulnerable children and families.
- The Immigrants and Refugees program supports the successful integration of newcomers and encourages their informed and widespread participation in community life.
- The Promoting Culture program seeks to ensure artists and audiences are given opportunities to further the vitality of the arts in the Bay Area.
- As part of the Promoting Culture program, Community Arts grants provide project based support to individual artists and small and mid-size arts organizations to make new and innovative work accessible to Bay Area cultures and communities.