Institutional Grants

Foundation and Government grants support San Diego Opera’s artistic, education, and community engagement work. Grants are essential to the continuation of programs like Words and Music, Student Night at the Opera, Opera Exposed, and Opera on the Concourse, and also support SDO’s Mainstage and dētour series productions, organizational capacity building, capital equipment purchases, and professional development for staff.

San Diego Opera thanks the following Institutional Donors for their support:


David C. Copley Foundation
Samuel I. and John Henry Fox Foundation
Georges and Germaine Fusenot Charity Foundation
Heller Foundation
Hervey Family Fund
Las Patronas
The Alexander & Eva Nemeth Foundation
OPERA America
Thomas and Audrey Pine Foundation
Arthur P. and Jeannette G. Pratt Memorial Fund
Price Philanthropies Foundation
Ryde Family Memorial Foundation
Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation
Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust


California Arts Council
City of Encinitas
City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
County of San Diego
National Endowment for the Arts