We were able to buy our building thanks to a generous loan from the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Now we need your help to complete this incredible story!

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We are truly elated to welcome you to YOUR new home for art and community.

Watch this interview with Julie Phelps on why its so important to secure space for the arts in San Francisco

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Thanks to everyone who has already supported and stood in solidarity with us.

“At a time when commercial rents were soaring and pockets of San Francisco were being transformed, CounterPulse was an ideal arts partner to pilot our first real estate projects. Our goal is to create permanent spaces for arts and culture to endure, so to see CounterPulse accomplish what they have these last seven years and reach this moment is thrilling.” – Moy Eng, Community Arts Stabilization Trust CEO 

“It has been transformational to have CounterPulse as an anchor institution on the unit block of Turk Street. Their collaborative spirit and commitment to the community has made a tremendous difference, and we hope they will continue to add to and to honor the rich legacy of art and cultural vibrancy in the Tenderloin.  As a resident of the Tenderloin, I am incredibly excited and fully in support of CounterPulse achieving this historic acquisition, so that they can continue to enrich the Tenderloin, San Francisco, and the rest of the Bay Area with critical community space and programming for decades to come.” – Matt Haney, California State Assembly Member

“I am so impressed with how sophisticated CounterPulse has been in building the partnerships and networks to achieve this monumental success. The Foundation is honored to be partnered with an organization that is pushing the boundaries of creativity in the arts locally and globally.” – Shelley Trott, Kenneth Rainin Foundation

“CounterPulse has been a beacon of light for our community during the pandemic and gives a bold vision for the kinds of spaces we want to see in the Tenderloin. We are excited to continue to work with their team to celebrate the wide diversity of the artists who live and work in this neighborhood and to create a home for our communities’ artistic expression, community dialogue, and cultural character.”  – Aria Said, Transgender District Co-Founder & President

“The renovation of CounterPulse’s building forced us to embrace a beautiful dichotomy: how to design a building that celebrates the historic Tenderloin theater district while trying to do something new to match the kind of innovative programming that CounterPulse brings to the neighborhood. We successfully turned the former vaudeville theater into a modern home for today’s most innovative artists and performers.” – Frank Merritt, Principal of Jensen Architects

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Contact Artistic & Executive Director Julie Phelps at julie@counterpulse.org to learn how you can support.