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Paul L. Wattis Foundation


Last profile update: 12/05/2017
Last grant data update: 04/17/2018

At A Glance

Paul L. Wattis Foundation

720 York St., Ste. 103

San Francisco, CA United States 94110-2148

Telephone: (415) 986-1571


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation






Established in 2003 in CA

Purpose and Activities

In an effort to carry on Mrs. Wattis’ legacy and her vision for the arts in the Bay Area, the foundation intends to help the Bay Area arts community become – in her words - “four stars, worth the detour.” The foundation will support both the fine arts, including the exhibition of painting and sculpture, and the performing arts, including opera, symphony and dance, in the cities of San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, as well as in Marin County, California. The foundation is most interested in supporting smaller, independent arts organizations that are presenting challenging and cutting-edge works.