Development

Support SFAI: Why Your Gift Matters

SFAI is committed to a model of arts education in which creativity and critical thinking are fostered in an open, innovative, and interdisciplinary environment. We invite alumni and friends to become a partner in this mission.

Your gifts to SFAI make a real difference in the quality of education for our students. The investment you make enables us to provide the educational experience that attracts students from all over the world to our two campuses in San Francisco. It also allows us to support talented students who would otherwise be unable to attend SFAI. Art has the power to transform lives, and our students take the skills and experiences they gain at SFAI and in turn positively contribute to their communities and our culture.

SFAI has had a tradition of excellence for 140 years, and your gift—no matter the size—will help SFAI retain world-class facilities, faculty, and students and ensure our future as one of the world’s finest art schools. Many of the gifts we receive are designated for specific purposes such as scholarships or visiting artists. While these gifts are very important to both SFAI and the donor, the unrestricted gifts we receive through the Annual Appeal are of particular value in that they allow us the flexibility to apply funds to the areas that have the greatest needs.