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The Commons. Photo: Andria Lo

At the core of our work, Headlands provides time, space, and resources for artists to come together and develop new ideas. Headlands is a place to connect, create, and inspire.

Your support allows us to meaningfully impact the lives of artists now and in the future while also connecting the public to the artistic process. We are grateful to be in community with you building a path toward a nourished arts community on our campus and beyond. Thank you!

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Visitors in Alex Ceccheti's studio. Photo: Andria Lo

Membership

Headlands Members are active participants in a community of creative thinkers, makers, and doers. Give at the Brainstorm ($50) level or above and receive the benefits of a Headlands Member. Members enjoy invitations to seasonal dinners and special events—intimate opportunities to engage with the artists their gifts directly support.

Brainstorm
Members at all levels make art happen.
  • Fully tax deductible.
  • Invitation for one to our seasonal Members Dinners, as well as hikes, volunteer days, and more.
  • Complimentary coffee or tea in the Mess Hall.
  • Discounts on auction and public program tickets and limited-edition Headlands merch.
Collaborate
Double your impact.
  • Fully tax deductible.
  • Invitation for two to our seasonal Members Dinners, as well as hikes, volunteer days, and more.
  • Complimentary coffee or tea in the Mess Hall.
  • Discounts on auction and public program tickets and limited-edition Headlands merch.
Inspire
Come for the art and stay for the food.
  • $230 tax-deductible
  • Complimentary lunch for two at seasonal Open Houses.
  • Invitation for two to our seasonal Members Dinners, as well as hikes, volunteer days, and more.
  • Complimentary coffee or tea in the Mess Hall.
  • Discounts on auction and public program tickets and limited-edition Headlands merch.
Discover
Lead by example and explore along the way.
  • $480 tax-deductible
  • Enjoy seasonal Member previews and exhibition walkthroughs.
  • Recognition on Headlands’ donor board and annual report.
  • Complimentary lunch for two at seasonal Open Houses.
  • Invitation for two to our seasonal Members Dinners, as well as hikes, volunteer days, and more
  • Complimentary coffee or tea in the Mess Hall.
  • Discounts on auction and public program tickets and limited-edition Headlands merch.

Headlands is always in creative process. Everything is in motion, in flux, or becoming–from the food being made, to work being developed, to research being completed, to new artists arriving, to the fog rolling in.  

— Carrie Hott, Artist In Residence 2014

Members Dinner in the Mess Hall. Photo: Andria Lo

Donor Circles

Gifts of $1,000 or more provide supporters of Headlands special opportunities to engage deeply with the artists working here, now. Perks include all the benefits of Membership, as well as exclusive invitations to special events.

BREAKTHROUGH
Play an essential role in creative breakthroughs happening here, now.
  • $980 tax-deductible.
  • Invitations for two to seasonal studio visits at Headlands, Member previews and exhibition walkthroughs, Members Dinners, hikes, volunteer days, and more.
  • Recognition on Headlands’ donor board and annual report.
  • Complimentary coffee or tea in the Mess Hall, plus lunch for two at seasonal Open Houses.
  • Discounts on auction and public program tickets and limited-edition Headlands merch.
TRANSFORM
Activate artists through your support.
  • $2,480 tax-deductible
  • Opportunity to join a timely conversation about the arts at a private reception.
  • Invitations for two to seasonal studio visits at Headlands, Member previews and exhibition walkthroughs, Members Dinners, hikes, volunteer days, and more.
  • Recognition on Headlands’ donor board and annual report.
  • Complimentary coffee or tea in the Mess Hall, plus lunch for two at seasonal Open Houses.
  • Discounts on auction and public program tickets and limited-edition Headlands merch.
INNOVATE
Access innovative ideas through unique experiences by joining the Innovator Circle.
  • $4,780 tax-deductible.
  • Opportunity to invite a party of eight to be our guests for a Mess Hall meal with current artists.
  • Invitations to once-a-season Innovator Circle events. Past events include private collection tours, at home artist salons, and curator talks.
  • First access to Headlands’ curated travel program.
  • Invitations for two to a timely conversation about the arts at a private reception, seasonal studio visits at Headlands, Member previews and exhibition walkthroughs, Members Dinners, hikes, volunteer days, and more.
  • Recognition on Headlands’ donor board and annual report.
  • Complimentary coffee or tea in the Mess Hall, plus lunch for two at seasonal Open Houses.
  • Discounts on auction and public program tickets and limited-edition Headlands merch.

More Ways to Give

There are as many ways to support Headlands’ artists and programs as there are flora and fauna in the Marin Headlands. Read on for some of the unique ways you can advance our mission, or contact Gabrielle Coloma, Development Coordinator, at 415.331.2787 X36 or gcoloma@headlands.org to discuss what’s possible.

Make a significant impact on the success of Headlands’ programs. You’ll enjoy all the benefits and exclusive opportunities available to Headlands supporters and Members, as well as generous recognition for your gift. Learn More.

Build a lasting foundation for Headlands’ future and a permanent home for the creative process by making a bequest to Headlands in your estate planning. Designate your bequest for a specific program, or leave your gift unrestricted so funds may be directed to the area of greatest need. Unless otherwise designated, bequests will be unrestricted.

Bequests of any amount welcome you into the Michael Carney Legacy Circle, a giving circle that includes all the benefits and exclusive opportunities available to Headlands supporters and Members, as well as generous recognition for your gift. Learn More.

Headlands also welcomes additional forms of planned gifts, including retirement plans, stocks, and restricted bequests. For more information on planned giving, please contact MJ Brown: mjbrown@headlands.org.

Headlands partners with companies and brands in a variety of ways, from underwriting residencies and fellowships, to sponsoring our annual Benefit Art Auction or collaborating on unique artist-designed limited editions. 

Matching Gifts

Does your company have a matching gift program? Send us your company’s matching gift form and we can help you double (or even triple!) your gift!

In-Kind Donations

Headlands regularly partners with food and beverage organizations to create unique event experiences for our guests, while showcasing your product. Looking to donate wine, food, or specialty products?

We also occasionally accept donations that upgrade campus equipment and resources used by artists and staff, including furnishings for artist housing and studios, technology, vehicles for visiting artists to use locally, and tools and machinery for our woodshop. 

Contact MJ Brown at mjbrown@headlands.org to learn more.

Supporters

Thank you!

On behalf of Headlands’ Board, staff, and artists, we gratefully acknowledge our visionary community of supporters. We simply can’t do it without you!

This list acknowledges individuals, institutions, and corporate partners whose recent cumulative financial and/or in-kind support for Headlands—including Membership, donations, grants, and event sponsorship is $5,000 or greater. Last updated February 28, 2022.

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Jim Abrams & Mario Russo
  • Julio Avalos & Sonali Maitra
  • Nicole Avril & Daniel Gelfand
  • Melissa & Patrick Barber
  • Michele & David Benjamin
  • Kelley Berg & Nancy Goler
  • William Bondy
  • Rimma Boshernitsan & Mark Vinokur
  • Douglas Burnham
  • Lynn Carbone & Michael Hayford
  • Tina Cervin
  • Andrea Crow & Fred Craves
  • John Dains
  • Drusie & Jim Davis
  • Chris & Lara Deam
  • Kota Ezawa
  • Sakurako & William Fisher
  • Tad Freese & Brook Hartzell
  • Steven Friedland
  • Doree Friedman & Kirsten Kuhlmann
  • Christine & Curtis Gardner
  • Anne Germanacos
  • Louisa & Andrew Gloger
  • Lizelle & Martin Green
  • Lohren Green & Eva Iglesias
  • Caron J Harris
  • Victoria Hauser Winnick
  • Pamela & David Hornik
  • Tinsley & Thomas Hutson-Wiley
  • Lisa & Kenneth Jackson
  • Dan Janney & Noelle Montgomery
  • Jay Jeffers
  • Brook Lane & Evans Hankey
  • Leti & Tom Light
  • sharon maidenberg & Jared Blum
  • Frank Mainzer & Lonnie Zwerin
  • Doug Mandell
  • Tiffany Markovsky Speyer & Andrew Speyer
  • Larry Mathews & Brian Saliman
  • Starrs McBurney Arnot & Will Arnot
  • Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman
  • Susan McLaughlin & Paul d’Orléans
  • Anthony & Celeste Meier, in honor of Lauren Ryan
  • Ben Ospital & Nathaniel Anderson
  • Deborah & Andy Rappaport
  • Lauren & Thomas Ryan
  • Katie & Matt Paige
  • Jane Scott
  • Evie & Ryan Simon
  • Dorlon & Dylan Simonds
  • Claire & Holden Spaht
  • Jane & Richard Springwater
  • Robin & Geoff Strawbridge
  • Susan Swig
  • Christy & Hans Swildens
  • Sharon Tanenbaum & Matrisha Person
  • The Tournesol Project
  • Matt Rolandson & Sam Tripodi
  • Elna Tsao
  • Catherine Wagner
  • Julie Wainwright
  • Nari Ward
  • Eleanor & Thomas Wehlen
  • Carlie Wilmans
  • Robin Wright & Ian Reeves
  • Artists Communities Alliance | The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
  • The Battery
  • State of California
  • California Arts Council
  • California College of the Arts
  • Davis/Dauray Family Fund
  • Fleishhacker Foundation
  • Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
  • Gruber Family Foundation
  • William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • James Wallace Arts Trust
  • Mills College
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Ohio Arts Council
  • Bernard Osher Foundation
  • Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
  • Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation
  • The Radiant Fund
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • San Francisco State University
  • Scintilla Foundation
  • Stanford University
  • Svane Family Foundation
  • Trust for Mutual Understanding
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
  • Wilhelm Family Foundation

± designates support includes In-Kind

  • Anonymous ±
  • 500 Capp Street Foundation ±
  • Compass
  • David Elliott ±
  • Envelope Architecture + Design ±
  • J.P. Morgan Private Banking
  • Lawrence Fine Arts ±
  • Marine Layer
  • National Park Service ±
  • Phillips Auctioneers
  • Seiler LLP
  • Sterling Art Services ±
  • Chef Michael Tusk ±
  • Withers Worldwide

Ready to Give?

Gifts by check can be made payable to Headlands Center for the Arts and mailed to: Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965. We also accept gifts by credit card, stocks and securities, in-kind donations, and other methods. Visit More Ways to Give for details. 

Headlands’ federal tax id number is 94-2817843.