Commonwealth Club of California

For The Climate One Project

  • Amount
    $200,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    2/19/2020
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Commonwealth Club of California is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Northern California. Founded in 1903, it is the oldest and largest public affairs forum in the United States. Its mission is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community, and nation. This grant will support the club’s Climate One project, which is centered on providing journalistic content for the field of climate change. It will support a three- to five-year three-phase strategic growth project that consists of (a) audience research to better understand who are the current and prospective listeners, (b) the composition of a strategic plan for growth, and (c) implementation of the plan once it’s in place.
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

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