Endowment Giving

Your gift to our endowment helps us be the most exciting force in the opera world—now and in the future. The endowment provides a steady source of funding so we can further our work on stage and in our community.

Our goal is to double the total value of the endowment by 2020, with the majority being unrestricted to provide increased flexibility.

Our Endowment Funds

Our two funds contain assets from current gifts and estate gifts that are invested to generate income and capital appreciation for San Francisco Opera’s benefit.

The New Century Fund includes unrestricted gifts that our Board of Directors has designated as endowment.

The Restricted Endowment Fund includes gifts that are permanently restricted by the donor, some of which are further restricted as to purpose.

The majority of our endowment, valued at approximately $178 million as of March 31, 2015, is currently restricted.

Make a Gift to our Endowment

You can make a gift today or through estate planning. Cash, appreciated stock and real property are the most common forms of endowment gifts, but other assets will be considered. Please see our Gift Acceptance Policy for more information.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Bury, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at (415) 551-6226 or [email protected].