Commonwealth Club of California

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $150,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    6/3/2021
  • Term
    6 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
The Commonwealth Club is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum open to all. It serves as a key provider of balanced, civil dialogue on our society’s most challenging issues. The club was shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be reopening with new in-person programs and events at its San Francisco headquarters in the second half of 2021. This grant provides general operating support.
About the Grantee
Address
110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA, 94105-2802, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of a capital campaign to acquire a new building  
Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s largest and oldest publicly open forum for the discussion of civic issues. The Club’s activities include more than 400 interactive, in-person forums in the Bay Area each year, publication of a Club magazine, a weekly radio broadcast carried on 230 stations nationwide, podcasts, and online video broadcasts of dialogues that it hosts. The Club has more than 16,000 members and more than 50,000 attendees at its events each year; however, in more than a century of operations, it has never had its own dedicated, visible physical space. With rent on its current lease set to increase by 75 percent, this grant would help support the Club’s acquisition of a new building, enabling it to better serve members and accommodate current and future staff and volunteers.
for support of a capital campaign to acquire a new building  
Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s largest and oldest public forum for the discussion of civic issues. The Club’s activities include more than 400 interactive, in-person forums in the Bay Area each year, publication of a magazine, a weekly nationwide radio broadcast, podcasts, and online video broadcasts of dialogues that it hosts. The Club has more than 16,000 members, and more than 50,000 people attend its events each year; however, in more than a century of operations, it has never had its own physical space. With rent on its current building set to increase by 75 percent, this grant would support the Club’s acquisition of a new building, enabling it to better serve members and accommodate current and future staff and volunteers.
for the 50 Arts Commissions public events on September 4, 2019 and June 2, 2020  
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the organization’s membership, community, and nation. Each year, the Commonwealth Club presents more than 450 forums on topics ranging across politics, arts, culture, society, and the economy This grant will support two events in support of the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions

Search Our Grantmaking


By Keyword