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Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation

127 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA United States 94710-1616

Telephone: (415) 391-0911


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $65,676,865

Total giving: $2,606,786





Additional Contact Information

Awards inquiry e-mail:


Incorporated in 1953 in CA

Purpose and Activities

Support for programs and projects offering the potential for significant impact in the areas of arts and culture, the environment, population, reproductive rights, citizen participation/building communities/inclusiveness, strength of the philanthropic process and the nonprofit sector, and foundation-initiated special projects. Grants also to California artists through its Special Awards in the Arts program, to support fresh, dynamic new work in dance, theater and music.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Awards to California artists by nomination only, through their presenting organization, to support fresh, dynamic collaborations in contemporary dance, theater and music.

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation has made PRIs for the arts, health, environmental conservation, housing, and small business development. PRIs have provided interim financing and capitalized earned income ventures, occasionally through intermediaries.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Environment
  • Human rights
  • Philanthropy
  • Public affairs
  • Reproductive rights
Population Groups
  • Adults
  • Artists and performers
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Female adults
  • Female children and youth
  • Female young adults
  • Females
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Indigenous peoples
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Male adults
  • Male young adults
  • Males
  • People of African descent
  • People of Asian descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • Seniors
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $65,676,865 (market value)

Gifts received: $53,894

Expenditures: $3,613,238

Total giving: $2,606,786

Qualifying distributions: $3,257,517