Subject: Education, Arts, Youth Development, Education Technology
"Education: We fund programs that are innovative and that motivate children to stay in school, do well academically, and continue their education beyond high school (to college or other higher education opportunities). In this area, we may continue to fund programs that we believe in, and we may fund replication of a successful program in a new site. We tend to fund programs that are national or regional in nature, but which have a chapter in San Francisco.
Arts: We fund the educational activities, publications, and outreach associated with innovative art and/or contemporary art exhibitions, especially those focusing on contemporary Asian Art. We are interested in projects that encourage knowledge about art and culture, foster international understanding, and are supported by academic scholarship."
Funder: The WLS Spencer Foundation
Eligibility: Primarily non-profit organizations. "The foundation does not fund individual schools. We will not fund individuals, films, or events. We will not fund an organization based outside of the United States unless it has 501(c) (3) status in the U.S. or is affiliated with an organization that does. We only fund endowment at the discretion of the board; proposals are not accepted for this purpose."