San Francisco High School of the Arts

Why Support HSArts?

The San Francisco High School of the Arts offers a unique education – we provide students with an exceptional education in traditional arts and academics, while focusing on character development. Our curriculum nurtures in students universal values and a sense of civic duty so they may positively contribute to the world. 
By donating to HSArts, you will support our programs and make it possible for everyone, including disadvantaged youth, to attend our programs. Every gift matters and makes a difference. Together, we can achieve our goals and give every student a quality arts education.

Annual Fund

The Institute’s annual fund is the money we raise on an ongoing basis throughout the year, which is used to cover the costs associated with a HSArts’ day-to-day operations. Donations to this fund provide direct support to our operating budget and is essential to our everyday function as a school. Your donations may be used to support our arts or academics programs, improving technology and other resources.

Young Artist Dream Scholarship Fund

The money you donate to this fund will go to scholarships for students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. By reducing or eliminating the cost of tuition for the scholarship recipients, we can help underserved students attain the best artistic and academic education they can get. We believe in making the High School of the Arts accessible to a wide and diverse group of people, as it strengthens every student’s learning experience to be part of such a community.

Dream School Fund

This fund will be used to support our ‘Dream School’ project which involves the addition of a third floor to our building. Highlighted goals this project include: adding six new classrooms, three new dance studios, three new music studios, five new music practice rooms, one new art studio, and display windows to showcase student art. The plan will also include building an underground garage to reduce parking constraints, as well as a rooftop garden and a recess area for the children to play in. We will also add solar panels to begin moving us towards energy efficiency. 
By contributing to this fund, you will be part of expanding our facility to make it a better place for all of our students.

Giving Tuesday is December 3rd, 2019

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Be ready on December 3rd and JOIN HSArts in giving on December 3rd, because TOGETHER we can change young lives by sharing the gift of a lifetime providing exceptional arts education to artistically gifted, but underserved children.

“My daughter struggled growing up, in school and even in dance class. But after one summer session dancing at HSArts, and she’s completely changed. Now in the full-time program, she loves dance, she loves her classmates, and she loves going to school again.”

– Mom of a middle school student

With your generosity, we raised $120,774 through Giving Tuesday 2018! Thank you!

Why Donate to HSArts Through Giving Tuesday?

  • 100% of collected funds on Facebook will go to the Young Artist Dream Scholarship to help underserved students afford the best artistic and academic education at HSArts.
  • Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Facebook up to $100k per nonprofit.

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